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Jay Smith / Bio

Residing in Orange County, California, Jay cites some of his drumming influences as his former instructors, the late Jim Chapin, Chuck Flores, Rob Carson and Andrew Megna. After attending the P.I.T. program in Los Angeles, California, Jay put his knowledge to use with the band Trauma (Facedown/Strikefirst Records) on their release Solidarity. He then performed on the title tracks of KROQs Kevin and Bean’s albums 'Christmastime In the 909' and ‘'Kevin and Bean‘s Super Christmas'‘. Jay's drumming can also be heard on the 'Kevin and Bean Day' theme song heard regularly on the KROQ morning show. Jay was also chosen to take over drumming duties for Mercy Killers (with Craig Fairbaugh and Shane Gallagher of + 44) on Hellcat Records. More recently, Jay joined forces with Patricia Day and Henrik Niedermeier
of HorrorPops to form 'Kommunion' and are currently in the studio working on their debut record. Some of Jay’s many tours include supporting and direct supporting acts such as Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Rob Halford Band, Blink 182, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, HorrorPops, Agent Orange, Ten Foot Pole, August Burns Red, T.S.O.L. and more with live performances on MTV and MTV 2. Other items include performing on the featured song in the new Emerica skate video, contributing song to HBO’s ‘Gangland‘, performances shown on Fox Sports, the MTV Documentary “Riding in vans With Boys” and can be seen live on the Facedown Fest DVD. He can also be seen and heard on Sundays and Wednesdays at Revival Fellowship, Menifee CA, broadcast via Revival.TV video podcast reaching the entire world as well as through the websites archives. Jay is currently endorsed by Six Gun Drums and Zildjian cymbals. He is also performing with the Theatrical Metal outfit ‘Me and the Captain’ as well as L.A.’s ‘Fangs on Fur’ who recently returned from Germany supporting their latest release.

General Info

Artist Name
Jay Smith
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jaysmithdrums
Genres
Rock / Metal / Electronic

Contact Info

Location
Seal Beach, CA

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