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Jay Loftus, a 24 year old introspective singer/songwriter, was raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey. With thoughtful lyrics of everyday consequences, Jay’s music perfectly fuses coffeehouse acoustic and pop rock genres. Currently working on his debut album, Jay has received amazing reactions from college campuses he’s toured on the East Coast.
Jay Loftus began playing guitar for the same reason any 9 year old kid would: to be cool. But when Jay moved to a new school and became the overweight son of recently divorced parents, music became more than a social status, it was his refuge.
As a 12 year old recluse, Jay locked himself in his room transposing profound emotions into verses and melodies. Through heartache and tribulations Jay wrote about the ruthlessness of high school bullies, devastation of love loss, and sweet obsessions. High School performances eventually gained him popularity and respect.
In 2008, while jamming at his guitar teacher’s birthday party, Jay garnered the attention of Grammy Award winning producers Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz of KNS productions (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, etc.). Eventually, Jay signed with KNS and has been working on his much anticipated debut album. Releasing in 2011, the album includes his acoustic ballad “Mona Lisa (When She’s Sad)” and the upbeat love song “Time Traveler”.
Though Jay has been writing introspective songs about life experiences since the age of 12, his long journey as an artist and musician has just begun. “When you live what you write, the music writes itself.”
Musical influences include: 3rd Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182, Paul Simon, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, Men at Work, John Mayer, and Ray Lamontagne.