Jay Broyer’s brand of acoustic pop-rock plays out like the mix-tape for romantic dysfunction set to head bobbing, foot stomping grooves. You’ll want to clap your hands and sing along to Broyer’s tunes only to let the lyrics take you back to the all too familiar crossroads of relationships past.
Jay started his performing career as a frontman for various garage bands in high school. Often influenced by the 90’s rock of Weezer, Pearl Jam, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, his bands took to the stage in many local events fueling Jay’s passion to write and perform. When the eventual split of his old bands came the need to keep writing and performing stayed with him. Broyer then picked up a guitar of his own and started teaching himself at the age of 18. Writing and recording songs before he even knew what a G chord was, Jay built up quite the catalog of tunes.
It took a few years for Broyer to find his voice with the acoustic guitar and finally at the age of 22 he was writing the songs that would introduce him into the singer/songwriter fold. It was then he had found the magical world of Myspace and Jay started posting some of his bedroom demos. The response to his rough demo work was very encouraging and inspired Jay to take his songs into the studio.
Jay Broyer has since started making his mark on the Boston music scene releasing his debut EP “The Sound of U” in 2007. Jay is making new fans at every performance, to go along with great reviews and local radio air-play of his song “So cliche’”.
Jay Broyer released his debut full length album "All of This Dreaming" at the tail end of 2009.
“Bostonbased singer/songwriter Jay Broyer has put quite a package together, songs with the kind of hooks, arrangements, and performances that impress.” – Music Connection Magazine
“Jay Broyer’s music is tightly written and is both intelligent and pop-friendly.” –“ A&R Select
“As I always say a well done EP leaves you wanting more and this one does just that – job well done!” – CW’s Place CD Review Blog
92.5 The River featured Homegrown artist
Ranked #4 on Music Connection Magazine’s Top 25 Demos of 2008
“So Cliché” featured on Billy Costa’s Side stage during The Top 30 countdown on Kiss 108 FM
Featured on Motion wave radio Japan as a Sparkling New artist. “So Cliché” received air play in Japan as well as a review and feature on the motionwave.tv website.
Clear Channel Communication’s Featured unsigned artist in the Adult Contemporary Category @ www.iheartmusic.com
Jay Broyer acoustic guitar
The Sound of U EP - 2007
Jay Broyer has put quite a package together.......
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Boston based singer/songwriter Jay Broyer has put quite a package together, songs with the kind of h...Boston based singer/songwriter Jay Broyer has put quite a package together, songs with the kind of hooks, arrangements , and perfromances that impress. Working with the John Mayer/ Jack Johnson bluesy-pop sphere, Broyer has a gift for hooky choruses and an apealingly raspy whisper thats the right tone and texture for his material. "So Cliche", Dumbluck Romances (which he duets with an effective female singer Amanda Mattossain) and "Midnight" showcase a confident talent whose need of bookings should not go unheeded.
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Artist: Jay Broyer Title: The Sound of U EP Website: http://www.myspace.com/jaybroyer Style: Si...
Artist: Jay Broyer
Title: The Sound of U EP
Style: Singer Songwriter
Rating: 8 out of 10
By C.W. Ross
Jay Broyer is a singer songwriter and The Sound of U EP is his debut release. He’s already back hard at work though on his next full-length project but it doesn’t have a scheduled release date set yet.
The Sound of U EP features 4 songs, “Midnight”, So Cliche”, Dumb Luck Romances”, and “First Date.”
Broyer list his music influences as, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Dispatch, Dashboard Confessional, Incubus, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, and Bruce Springsteen.
If I had to pick from that list I would say his sound matches closest to John Mayer with its soulful singer songwriter feel with undertones of pop and R&B. Broyer’s vocals are soft for the most part as they sing about love and romance.
Although he performs mostly as a solo act I like the addition of the several musicians found on this EP. The horns (trumpet & saxophone) found on track-1, “Midnight,” really add a nice punch to the song. While the violin part found on track-3 “Dumb Luck Romances,” helps to add nuance to its sound.
As I always say a well done EP leaves you wanting more and this one does just that – job well done!
buy into u
stupid love song
sunrise on the east coast
try not to forget
Look Back silloute
Lets leave Tonight
walk to your door
Burning you as a fond farewell
woke up on the moon
All ALong the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
message in a bottle(police)
cannonball (Damien Rice)
writing and adding new songs all the time
as well as many fUN cover songs
There are no upcoming dates at this time.