Harry Jay
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Harry Jay

Boston, MA | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Boston, MA
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo R&B Funk




"The Effortlessly Cool Harry Jay Smith and the Bling"

"A product of their prestigious school, Harry Jay Smith & The Bling combine classic influences and youthful energy. The result is music that is complex, while seeming effortlessly cool. They describe their sound as “contemporary Funk/R&B,” which allows them to put a fresh spin on the genres that they love. It is remarkable, the way that this band has already found and fine-tuned such a specific sound after only a year." - Kaitlyn Zorilla

"An Exclusive Interview with Harry Jay Smith and the Bling"

If you can for a moment, imagine if Jamiroquai and Steely Dan had a musical love child – well in our minds, the results would be Harry Jay Smith and the Bling. - Earbits radio- Dave Sorrendino

"Summer Guide: A Homecoming for Harry Jay Smith"

He has the insight of a seasoned professional; if he hadn’t mentioned he was a freshman at Berklee, it’d be easy to forget he’s only 19. - Mackenzie Reagan

"Yorktown Sentry: Harry Jay Smith and The Bling"

Having signed a record deal in addition to writing an entire record, Smith has indubitably worked hard to get to where he is today. - Taylor Ouzts- Yorktown Sentry

"Berklee Kids Harry Jay & The Bling Bring The Funk On New Single "Brother Be Wise""

Berklee based outfit Harry Jay & The Bling are funking things up with their scorching hot new single "Brother Be Wise". The song has a bevy of funk based melodies to allow you to move along to the groove right from the start. - MusicBox Pete


1) The Way It Goes Down
2) Let It All Go
3) The First Lady
4) Homegrown



Harry Jay is a funk/ RnB/ hip-hop artist, who began his career in his first year at Berklee College of music, honing his craft and combining elements of the DC RnB scene with the musical concepts learned in the classroom.  His 4+ octave vocal range and soulful tendencies have earned him high acclaim in both the Boston and DC musical communities.  Along with the beginning of his songwriting career, Harry Jay formed his band, The Bling, in his first semester at Berklee.  Comprised of all DC area natives who attend Berklee, the Bling has been known for their incredibly authentic, energetic, and soulful live performances, as well as their exuberant onstage outfits.

The group has become a bit of an overnight success, with their first EP, “Truth,” reaching number 1 on Bandcamp’s Neo Soul chart within 5 hours of its release. The band has also been featured on various radio stations and blogs, being described as “Effortlessly Cool” by Atwood Magazine’s Kaitlyn Zorilla, as well as "A musical lovechild of Steely Dan and Jamiroquai" by Earbits Radio's Dave Sorrendino. The group’s sound is an intriguing blend of modern jazz and old soul, as the ultimate goal is to pay homage to the pioneers of RnB while generating a new, exciting sound.

The Band has also experienced great live success, completing a 5-week headlining tour in the summer of 2017 on the east coast of the United States, and selling out shows regularly in the Boston and Washington DC area. Their live performances have been described as explosive, exciting, and memorable by those who have seen them. 


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