Jay Dee
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Jay Dee

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Jay Dee Releases Her New Song "Smiling Face""

Hailing from Richmond Hill, Canada, Jay Dee has established her band as a high-voltage and spell-binding group. She has played at festivals such as Wintersong, Markham Village, Markham Ribfest, and has also graced some of Toronto’s premium venues such as the Hideout, C’est What, to name a few. She has recently released her debut EP, “Smiling Face”, featuring four original songs that transcend one particular genre. Jay Dee is a live act that is sure to impress with her versatility, creativity, and boundless energy.

BuzzMusic is excited to share Jay Dee’s new single, “Smiling Face”, the title-track on her recently released EP. This energetic single is an example of Jay Dee’s genre-bending versatility. Beginning with a peppy ukulele chord progression, this is punctuated with slide guitar, an upbeat drum beat, and of course Jay Dee’s polished and uplifting vocals. At once there are hints of folk, rock, pop, and even bluegrass, with Jay Dee’s vocals almost reaching a yodeling quality at some points. This danceable delight of a tune is sure to impress with its unique charm simply radiating from each chord.

Listen to Jay Dee's latest new song and EP "Smiling Face" here.
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7t8VPuAagtf9jCqN3xzcvo?si=4mb2psQgQFaFPXKyT8VHwQ - Buzz Music


Smiling Face E.P. (2018)



Since capturing first place at 2016's Toronto Open Mic Contest, Richmond Hill's Jay Dee has established her band as a high-voltage, spell-binding feature of numerous music festivals (Wintersong, Markham Village, SOTC, Markham Ribfest, Taste of Stouffville, and more) and has recently released her debut EP "Smiling Face." Featuring four original songs that include the ferocious foot-tapping drive of "Bad Medicine," the introspection and exploration of "The Net" and "Never Knew" and buoyed by her signature, singalong title track - an effortless genre-bender that combines country, folk and throwback pop with a touch of rock panache - "Smiling Face" the EP clearly demonstrates that Jay Dee is more than that, yet only scratches the surface of her versatility and creativity.

To witness the Jay Dee Band in a live setting is to see them in their natural habitat. At times Jay Dee struts and prowls around the microphone, cradling her ukelele as she strums it into submission; her band falls in-step with her boot-stomping energy as she leads them into the next moment, a new gear of excitement, and you expect the roof to shake. Or with guitar in hand, Jay Dee might seduce you with a ballad, but with her like-minded band of Steve Frise, Peter Han, John Shisko, Michelle Rubinov, and Mark Stratton, where the song starts isn't necessarily where it will wind up.
After a December 2018 appearance, photographer Chris Robart wrote: "As they got set up I saw Jay Dee request that the sound be turned up - all the way up. I suspected we might be in for a treat. And were we ever: it was Jay Dee at full throttle. At the CD release party she put on a show that sounded better than the CD. This one last Sunday was better still."
There's something electrifying about watching an artist reaching for, and attaining new heights from one performance to the next. The C'est What debut of the Jay Dee Band promises to be that kind of can't miss night.

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