Jay Haslam

Jay Haslam

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon and cough syrup is how drinkify.com describes me. Folk gone rockabilly.

Biography

I fire my personality through the sounds of indie and folk.

I moved to Calgary in 2009 from Ontario with the goal of recording an album and further developing my craft. Working with producer Tony Blaine at AB Records, my debut album "Strangers" was released through iTunes and CDbaby in August 2011.

Working with Tony I really found out who I was as an artist. It enabled me to explore all the different genres I was interested in and figure out which direction I want to take my sound.

Having played various shows and venues throughout Ontario and Alberta (SCENE Music Festival, York University, Port Colborne, Toronto, Local 510, Market Collective) I am looking forward to touring summer of 2012 after a break from recording.

Lyrics

Say Hi Then Goodbye

Written By: Jay Haslam

Everyone looks alive
Now I’ve been believing
all the things you said were true,
The self doubt I have put on myself
Never follows through

One more time I’ll listen to you
Just to hear your lies,
The things that you describe
You never could justify

And I’ve been thinking
of the things you never knew
The things that you could never say
The God awful truth

But I’ve got things like morals
That I could never explain
So pack your bags honey,
You better take the train

Pieces are all over the place
even on the floor,
you got around you came around
and knocked on my door

The things that matter most to me
are closer than before,
doesn’t matter where you’ve been
Shes been there before

And I’ve been thinking
of the things you never knew
The things that you could never say
The God awful truth

But I’ve got things like morals
That I could never explain
So pack your bags honey,
You better take the train

Time Will Tell

Written By: Jay Haslam

One more day to swallow
One more day to see
What you meant to me

Grew up far apart
Never got a long
Time will only see

Chorus
20 more hours left until I die,
20 more hours left to see the sky
You could see right through the side of me
But you don’t know who to believe
When I say…

Verse 2
To give you everything
Would mean nothing to me
Worlds apart we thought
the distance doesn’t care

You have more than you need
And you never seem to bleed
Too much time
Just to see what’s going on

Chorus

20 more hours left until I die,
20 more hours left to see the sky
You could see right through the side of me
But you don’t know who to believe
When I say…

The Cave

Written By: Jay Haslam


Everyone’s been listening,
Listen all around,
Everything you heard about,
Doesn’t make a sound
And I don’t want to be there,
Burning up the lies,
And I don’t want to be there,
Burning up no lies
People left wondering,
Wondering what is wrong,
Everyone you knew inside,
Couldn’t get along

And I don’t want to be there,
Burning up the lies,
And I don’t want to be there,
Burning up no lies

Listening

Written By: Jay Haslam

Along time ago,
The places you would know,
Everyone’s alive,
And no one to seems thrive

And everyone’s been listening,
To the thoughts inside your head
And everyone’s been listening,
To the thoughts inside your head

Always want to get lost,
Never look at the cause
Wasting away your life,
Always got to think twice

And everyone’s been listening,
To the thoughts inside your head,
And everyone’s been listening,
To the thoughts inside your head
Sit around and stare,
No one cares,
What you bring,

Little little lights,
Shine bright,
Across the street

I don’t want to be,
Another man,
Without a dream

Discography

Jay Haslam- Strangers (Release date June 2011) 10 song album

-radio play on CJSW 90.9 in Calgary

Set List

1. The Cave
2. Rockabilly 2
3. Waiting
4. Time Will Tell
5. Friend
6. Listening
7. Alive
8. Poems
9. Say Hi Then Good Bye
10 For The Weekend