Jay Scott

Jay Scott

 Patchogue, New York, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Ask his fans to describe Jay Scott’s sound and they say “Honest”, “Passionate” and “Soulful”. His unique voice, acoustic guitar sound and passionate delivery of his songs cause people to stop and turn to the stage when they hear him for the first time. Live shows include his songs and tasty covers.

Biography

Long Island based Singer-Songwriter Jay Scott has been polishing his songs over the past ten years through regular live performances from New York area to California. In 2008 he released his first solo album on Paradiddle Records, Homegrown, recorded live in front of a packed audience at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts “Live in the Lobby” concert series and in 2010 released the EP, Life in a Hurry. He is currently in the studio working on a full length album. Having grown up playing upright bass and saxophone, Scott attended the Crane School of music in upstate New York for a year before returning home to Long Island. In 2000 he started playing guitar, singing and writing songs. Before long he found himself playing all over Long Island, New York City and a year in California as part of two successful bands - Square1 and later Simple Citizen. In 2004, he began to write and perform as a solo artist - sometimes alone and sometimes with a band. He resisted the temptation to form a cover band, though the opportunities to perform live on Long Island are much more numerous for cover bands than they are for original musicians.  “I have found that when I perform my own songs”, Scott said, “There is always at least one person who comes to talk with me after the set and offers enthusiastic comments about the songs and the sound.  This has encouraged me to continue on the path as an original artist”

During this time, Jay fell in love, got married, bought a house and by April 2010 was the father of three children. While living the life of a family man and homeowner, and working two jobs, Jay Scott continues to write songs, rehearse, and perform at times that fit into his schedule. His audience continues to grow, with successful performances at venues from Manhattan to the Hamptons and air play at local radio stations in the northeast.

His current band includes, Dan Bolze on Bass and Sean Virag on lead guitar and Bill Herman on Drums

Lyrics

Come Around

Written By: Jay Scott

Sunny days are here again
It’s alright if we want to start all over again
Take some time and come with me
Baby you will find I am the man you need

I gotta tell you I really like your style
I gotta tell you I will wait here for a while
Till you come around
Till you come around

I know you’ve been here before
But I promise you that I’ll love you for ever more
Take some time to stay with me
Baby you will find I am the man you need

I gotta tell you I really like your style
I gotta tell you I will wait here for a while
Till you come around
Till you come around

I gotta tell you I really like your style
I gotta tell you I will wait here for a while
Till you come around
Till you come around

Sometimes

Written By: Jay Scott

Tell me who you’re hearing now,
Tell me, who do you love
Wish that you were here right now
After the damage you’ve done

Beggars, they cheat, and cheaters they lie

Sometimes your lover, sometimes your lover says goodbye
Sometimes your brother, sometimes he leaves then he dies

Liars they beg, and criers, they just cry….

The things that I could tell to you
They’d make your head spin
But I would not even sell to you
My story of sin

Beggars, they cheat, and cheaters they lie

Sometimes your lover, sometimes your lover says goodbye
Sometimes your mother, sometimes she leaves then she dies

Liars they beg, and criers, they just cry….

Discography

Live in a Hurry (Paradiddle Records 2010)
Homegrown (Paradiddle records 2008)
Live in the Lobby Volume 1 (Compilation); (Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts/Paradiddle Records 2008)

Set List

Soulful original songs from Homegrown,plus tasty covers by 
The Allmans, Sublime, 
Ben Harper, Dylan and more!