Love is a double edged sword for the young 27 year old songwriter Jay Andrew. With over 700 shows to date, Jay has been through it all, exposing his experiences in life, passion, and love to one listener at a time. Playing next to acts such as Juelz Santana, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Jay was able to hone the presentation of his art into what has become his first record “Safe In Sound”
Jay’s intense sentiment and descriptive imagery, make “Safe In Sound” a window into the precise perception of the hearts joys and sorrows. Lyrically, Jay is unapologetically expository: “In the silence of it all, all you can see and feel is the purest love…in its purest form…putting your freckles in a line”. Jay Andrew’s first record “Safe in Sound” is currently streaming on Jay’s website www.JayAndrewMusic.com and will see an official release through In Flight Music Group this Spring.
Introduced to music through his parents record collection, Jay picked up his first guitar at the age of 9 (it was a gift given to him by his mother). The sounds he heard from Paul Simon, the Beatles, Al Green, and Barry White, inspired Jay to dream. He began to use his experiences of love and loss to create his own music. Although growing up in the Punk and Emo scene of 90′s New York made it difficult at first, by the time Jay was 14 he had started performing at local coffee shops and events throughout his native Long Island. Over the years his music followed him through college in Virginia, to Dowling University where he obtained his BA in Writing and Psychology and a Masters in English Education.
Jay now has his feet firmly planted in Los Angeles, at least until Tour Dates are announce for this Summer!
“One of the hardest battles is facing “You”, and I have found a place safe in sound.” – Jay Andrew