The Jay Wiley Band

The Jay Wiley Band

BandRockAmericana

"Straight from the heart and straight to you, a band that evokes that good feeling that we all get when we hear the music we love."

Biography

Jay Wiley and music have been together since his beginning. Even at the young age of four he was listening to albums like Bringin' it All Back Home by Bob Dylan, and Harvest by Neil Young. Jay assimilates the cold hard human tones of albums like these, along with the rocket fire enthusiasm of The Stones and The Black Crowes, into his own songwriting style and his performances. Fronting the local Pittsburgh band Alisium for three years, Jay was writing songs and gaining valuable recording experience. With an arsenal of tunes that kept the audience and judges jumping toward the stage, Alisium claimed First Place at The Graffiti Rock Challenge. Jay soon realized, however, that his focus needed to change. So, he embarked on a solo career in late 2004. Jay refined and polished his overall appeal while fronting a new band aptly titled the Jay Wiley Band. As he continues to develop as a professional songwriter, he is enhancing this solo effort by effortlessly playing as much as possible. And with a sound that blends the days of classic rock with just enough modern touch, Jay's music begs for credibility. Jay realizes he has a long road to "success", but he has the desire and the tools to take him there. Jay's debut CD "November" is now available at shows and online. The album was recorded at Audible Images Studios of Pittsburgh PA with the help of Grammy winning engineer/co-operator Jay Dudt, engineer /co-operator Hollis Greathouse and engineer Tommy Carraher. Jay Wiley and the Jay Wiley Band have played at such venues in Washington D.C.: Capitol Hill (for American Cancer Society's Celebration on the Hill 2006);
in Pittsburgh: Hard Rock Cafe, Club Cafe, the Rex Theatre, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Chevrolet Ampitheatre (2nd stage), Post-Gazette Pavillion (2nd stage), Hartwood Acres, Market Square, Birmingham Bridge Tavern, PD's Pub, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, Thursday's, and Moondog's;

in Ohio and North PA: Cedar's, Plaza Cafe, Coconut Grove, Quaker Steak and Lube, the 26, Otter's Pub, the Keystone

The Jay Wiley Band has also played at several college towns such as Washington and Jefferson, Penn St., Allegheny College, Slippery Rock U., U. of Pittsburgh, and Yougstown St.

Discography

2006 CD - "November"

-Track 1 "Jokerman" is currently receiving airplay on the Pittsburgh radio station 91.3 WYEP

Set List

Sets vary from show to show depending about how much time we have to play. Our set lists for the shows this weekend will be long since we will be playing all night both nights. They include originals and covers such as:

Originals:
It's Been A Long Time Since
Jokerman
Take Time
She Won't Roll
and many more.......

Covers:
Lonely Ol' Night - John Mellencamp
Glass Onion - The Beatles
Baba O'Reilly - The Who (yes the whole thing!)
Stay With Me - Rod Stewart/The Faces
and more....