29-12-2020

Happy New Year! See you in 2021!

Hello folks,

As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share some thoughts with you.

2020 has been a year of many changes. I expect it will largely be remembered as the year of COVID restrictions, lockdowns, facemasks and social distancing. I hope that although you may have faced many challenges this year, you have also been able appreciate good moments and see friends and family when able. 

Amidst the COVID-19 cloud of uncertainty, for JAYA, 2020 is the year we released Fractured Disposition! Have you heard the album yet? If not, you can listen to it here: http://jaya.hearnow.com/

Reflecting on the album, it is a collection of songs we have shared with audiences both at home and abroad; whilst performing in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Italy.

Although we’re not sure what touring will look like in the near future, I feel privileged when I think about the experiences that Ron, Stef and I have shared as musicians, as bandmates and whilst on tour together. 

For now, I hope you have a relaxing end to the festive season and enjoy welcoming in the New Year!

See you back here, in 2021 😊

Jaya

 

28-12-2020

Connection Moving Forwards

Dear JAYA enthusiasts,

I’ve made the decision to move away from social media for a while.

This is not a step away from music; just a re-focusing of the way I connect with people and share the JAYA journey. What does this mean?

Well, starting in the new year:

• All JAYA music news and gig updates will be announced right here, on the website!
• The JAYA Facebook and Instagram pages will direct viewers to the JAYA website and invite those interested to join the mailing list
• Mailing List subscribers will get occasional email updates with music news, new releases and upcoming shows
• Music and videos will still be available across online platforms

 As usual, if you have comments or want to get in touch, please do! Email: jaya@jayatunes.com

See you back here, very soon 😊

Jaya

 

20-11-2020

Fractured Disposition

Dear JAYA enthusiasts,

I’m very pleased and enormously grateful to say that the album goes live today, so, when you've got half an hour, I invite you to grab a tea/coffee/beverage, put your feet up you up, and jump in to the world of Jaya. 

Each symbol/picture on the album art below (by Alexander van der Linden), represents an individual song on the album. Which image are you most intrigued by, and why?

On 'Fractured Disposition,' you'll hear the live trio with brass, strings, keys and even some more electronic sounds layered on top. It is a very different journey to our previous releases, and Ron, Stef and I are very excited to share it with you. 

Numerous people have gone into making this journey possible. THANK YOU to our friends, our families, the musicians who lent their talents and shared their creativity, the promotors and venues we have worked with; and thank YOU for being part of the process and taking this journey with us. 

Happy listening folks and I look forward to hearing what you think.

Jaya x

'Fractured Disposition' is out now on streaming platforms, find it now via: http://jaya.hearnow.com/

 

6-11-2020

Release Friday - Make a Change

Hi folks,

Well, here we are with the final piece of the puzzle. Make a Change.

As a 19 year old I attended a talk about by the The Hoffman Institute about the 'Hoffman Process.' A couple of days later, my Canadian Seagull guitar "Kerry," 2 chords, and a home made stomp box saw me bring these words to life.

It seems a lifetime ago now, but this song has followed me around the world, on and off stages, and helped me through darker moments. Thank you to the beautiful people I've had the opportunity to work with while moulding and recording this song.

Stefano Magini on drums, Ronald Maas on bass, keys and backing vocals, Valerio Lysander for Backing vocals, Rich Williams on electric guitar, Adam P. Gorman at Pinhole Sound Studio for mixing and Alexander van der Linden for artwork.

And to the musicians there at the beginning, singing and performing alongside me, who kept the dream alive. Tim Newton-Hatch, Kevin Suierveld, Chris mallory, Kim Sheehy and Nyssa Berger - Thank you.

See you soon, J x