The Jaystorm Project

The Jaystorm Project

 Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
BandHip HopFunk

A guitar full of Jimi Hendrix mixed with a healthy dose of pure bluesy funk, rock, and hip-hop guaranteed to get any crowd moving with an intense live show. They're a nonstop rock-and-groove fest with an unlimited amount of energy, guaranteed for every performance." For Booking (865) 387-1428

Biography

Within the first 30 seconds of Reddy 2 Ride, a smokin hot track on The Jaystorm Projects latest release A Brand New Funk: The EP, youre already knee deep in high-energy rock/bluesy funk greatness.

Fronted by Jaystorm a Tennessee-native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son his latest musical incarnation as The Jaystorm Project The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock which leaves you with total musical genius.

Raised in a musical family, Jaystorms earliest exposure to music came through relatives who performed in church, and from a deeply soulful mix of music listened to by his immediate family and peers. Jaystorm was into older hip-hop like RUN-D.M.C., Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and rock radio hits of his youth, but it wasnt until constant hearing & growing up with this eclectic gathering of music did he discover his natural talent for musical performance and later realizing a funky musical destiny awaited him.
Street dancing and lip synching gave Jaystorm the courage to seriously attempt a singing career, and it turns out he has one hell of an R&B/Blues voice inside him ask any lady who has ever had the sultry privilege to be personally swooned and seduced by his sexy voice.

Jaystorm went on to form and join a number of regional groups and found success in each, but didnt truly capture his musical magic until forming The Jaystorm Project. From his classic R&B/Bluesy styles, to the old-school hip-hop flavors he adds to a song and the frequent rock and pop covers he tosses in the mix, Jaystorm on disc and especially live in concert definitely has something for everybody.

Now that hes has hundreds of performances under his belt and a very accomplished funk/rock band of musicians behind him, Jaystorm turns philosophic as he puts the finishing touches on a live project.

For me, the musical magic is when I hit the height of a song and everybody is watching every move I make, and when the song ends, everybodys applauding so loud I cant even hear myself speak. Thats when Ive just delivered my soul to the audience. The feeling of that is unbeatable, he says, And I really dont want to exist without it. Its a drug that I have to have. Me without music in my life is like cereal without the milk type thing or even like having love without happiness. I gotta have it"

The Jaystorm Project's high-energy stage performances and crowd interaction has allowed him to perform consistently all throughout the southeast.
Jaystorm received "Best Of Knoxville 2008 , 2010, & 2012" awards.

"A dynamite & very diverse individual with great stage presence & powerful vocals to wow any crowd. Jaystorm is definitely one to watch out for!" - Bennie Smith, GM, WUTK 90.3 fm, Knoxville, Tennessee.

In October of 2004, Jaystorm released his debut full-length Soul/Hip-Hop album titled "Lets Do This" which was nominated for Independent R&B Album of the Year (2005 Southern Entertainment Awards) Nashville, TN and has amassed several other accolades.

In 2008 Jaystorms Reddy 2 Ride & Thats The Shh.. was used on a movie soundtrack called Fraternity House (2008 Imdb) which has brought him great notoriety with colleges that has allowed him to hit campuses through the southeast region.

In the summer of 2011, Jaystorm finished his 5 song EP from his band "A Brand New Funk: The EP" Jaystorm & Co are working are in the studio cooking up full length CD will be coming out Summer of 2013

To promote his current efforts, Jaystorm will be performing in venues in the Tri-State area, in-stores, opening acts, daily internet promotion, along with weekly interviews with area/regional radio stations & newspapers.

.Now armed with a fantastic 5 piece band, Jaystorm stays booked constantly delivering sheer entertainment

Discography

"Phat Like That" w/ PD-6 (1997)
"Shiva Down" w/PD-6 (1999)
"Wanna Be The One" Jaystorm (2002)
"Let's Do This" Jaystorm (2004)
"TwentyFourSeven" Single (2006)
"That's The Shhh (feat. Mr. Mack) (2007)
"A Brand New Funk: The EP" (2011)
"The Reprise" (upcoming)

Set List

The Jaystorm Project (Live Band Set) consists of ORIGINALS & select covers

Original Tunes:

"Shiva Down"
"Watcha Wanna Do"
"Wait 4 You"
"Crayon Face"
"Get On Down"
"Can't Go On"
"The Only One"
"Reddy 2 Ride"
"Let Me Put You On"
"That's The Shhhh!"
"TwentyFourSeven"
"Tonite's Your Night"
"I Need It"
"Welcome Home"
"Fire it Up"
"Old Fashion Crime"

Select covers include tunes from artists such as:
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Prince
Bill Withers
Sly & The Family Stone
Jimmy Hendrix
Whitesnake
Lenny Kravitz
and lots, lots, more

Jaystorm Unplugged (Acoustic Gig):
Consists of almost all the originals mixed in with other popular covers.