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Jay Manley

Rank #17 US Chapel Hill, NC Indie / Fingerstyle guitar / Jazz/Indian fusion


Sounds Like: Peter Murphy, Kaki King

Label: Double Decker Bus Music, Inc.

Manager: Jane Francis

Bio: Jay Manley is a guitarist, producer and composer exploring exciting, engaging sounds on the 21-string electric harp guitar, Saraswati Guitar, designed by Wes Lambe. His music is a fusion of indie classical, jazz, rock with influences of fingerstyle folk and Hindustani music served with post-punk ... See Full Bio

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Jay Manley has a show on 06/12/2014 at 07:00 PM @ The Station - Carrboro, NC in Carrboro, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/p/ulUBEQ #concert

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  • Thu

    Jun 12

    Carrboro, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Carrboro, NC, US
    Thu Jun 12 7:00pm


    Jay Manley Indie jazz on a 21-string guitar with hints of everything from Hindustani to dark wave. http://www.jaymanley.com Astronaut Sex Pants Funky drums and 8-string guitar. https://www.facebook.com/TheAstronautSexPants Show at 9pm

  • 2014

    Apr 16

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 10:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Wed Apr 16 10:00pm


    Delicious sounds from two music groups: Jay Manley starts show @10pm ...with a 21-string electric guitar and passionate voice delivers fearless songs from a nocturnal fantasy world of gorgeous ghosts and bipolar robots: a fresh blend of indie rock meets jazz with touches of everything from Hindustani to dark wave. http://www.jaymanley.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jay-Manley/47465075813 Ye Olde Shoppe @ 11pm Delightfully dissonant rock with bell-like points of light evoking sunset skies, hope and bittersweet reflection. https://www.facebook.com/YeOldeRockShoppe https://soundcloud.com/yeoldeshoppe http://www.caverntavern.com/

  • 2013

    Oct 30

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 9:00pm

    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:00pm
  • 2013

    May 25

    Durham, NC, US | 9:00pm

    Durham, NC, US
    Sat May 25, 2013 9:00pm


    A purple starry night of delicious music: the themes here are surprising, engaging, exotic, sophisticated and left of the dial. Hindugrass: exotic melodies and rhythms with Indian sarod, strings and percussion. Unique classical/bluegrass/Indian fusion. Prypyat: rich, absorbing melodies floating over rhythmic fingerpicking and cello. A little sun-shiney, a little moon-lighty, nostalgic, quirky, with a hint of darkness, Prypyat will make you feel like you've been swept up by a cloud and dropped off into some enchanted night-meadow. Jay Manley: with a 21-string electric guitar and passionate voice delivers fearless songs from a nocturnal fantasy world of sexy ghosts and bipolar robots: a fresh blend of indie rock meets jazz with touches of everything from Hindustani to dark wave.

  • 2013

    Mar 2

    Hillsborough, NC, US | 7:00pm

    Hillsborough, NC, US
    Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:00pm


    March is going to get kicked off with a really amazing group of acoustic musicians playing a wide variety of styles and instruments. The good folks at Billsborough in Hillsborough, NC have invited us all to come down and fill the evening air with music. Harp guitars and cigar box guitars, meet whistles and bodhran, while styles as varied as Blues, Celtic, Jazz, Old Timey and good old rock and roll are played.

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  • Autopilot (Artist) Autopilot
  • Chuss Laforet (Artist) Chuss Laforet
    great songs, c.
  • bijan (Artist) bijan
    like your guitaring Jay.
  • Sills & Smith (Artist) Sills & Smith
    Jay, love your music. It has a flavour of the Shakti music that John McLaughlin is involved with. Brilliant, deft playing. Frank Smith
  • John Michalak (Fan) John Michalak
    Hey there! We're booking @ the Pourhouse on January 8th. Please call 216.624.9103, thanks!
  • Jeff Williams (Artist) Jeff Williams
    Hi .. just learning of you through reverb nation .. cool profile and WOAH .. a Left hand, fan fretted acoustic-electric with harp strings !! all you need is to duct tape a ba...
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