Singer Songwriter Guitar Player

JAY ELLE 

Reviews:


" In these turbulent times, and a sometimes mixed up world, it’s always nice to hear something so uplifting and positive as the music Jay Elle creates." MusicNotez


" Jay Elle is bringing the musical edge with his newest album called Ease Up! I was able to check out his latest album on Spotify and it was very well blew me away. The Spotify edition was easy to use and locate his music on the media player. I was able to stream his album and just engulf myself with is new album. I can see why he is on 4 musical charts and climbing for his newest album." dropthespotlight


"Jay Elle's single “Ease Up (Into Love)” is executed so gracefully and lovingly that the artist somehow makes it feel like it comes naturally to him, applying light touches to his voice to illuminate the intimacy of his understated songwriting. Jay Elle brings out the vulnerability in each one of us when making attempts at finding love. A new relationship is uncharted territory, and most of us have natural fears of the unknown." xttrawave


"From conception to execution and production aesthetics, this EP is a true gem, which allows listeners to peek into Jay’s mindset and songwriting attitude. Whether it’s rock, pop, folk, or R&B, he is able to bring many styles under one roof and create a one-of-a-kind tone." thebandcampdiaries


" This recording is full of extremely pleasant, well written and nicely arranged music. It has all the elements of great writing, melody, outstanding groove, excellent recording and a whole bunch of subtle, musical beauty. Let’s say that this recording has rekindled hope in me that there really still are artists out there who know how to make great melodic music." jamsphere


"Jay Elle's voice is absolutely delicious, and so soothing. The current single, “Ease Up (Into Love) is very carefully crafted, and it’s exquisite to listen to." indiepulsemusic


" Ease Up (Into Love) is a wonderful musical experience that is comprised of five tracks. Jay Elle’s warm acoustic instrumentation adds heavily upon the continuity and quality of the project. Ease Up (Into Love) totes some well-crafted melodies and guitar strums that are very striking. Take A Holiday is one track that stands out front for its inventiveness as it certainly exemplifies much of the EP’s charming premise. Ease Up (Into Love) by Jay Elle is a charm for purists who understand the brilliance of beautiful music."  warlockasyluminternationalnews


" Jay Elle proves to be a deft singer-songwriter on the soothing country pop of “Ease Up (Into Love)”. A tremendous amount of warmth radiates throughout the whole of the collection. Narratives emerge showing off small vignettes of a life lived to the fullest. Optimism is woven into each piece further lending it a sense of tenderness. With vocals that have a laid-back, mellow quality, Jay Elle sings straight from the heart. Rock, pop, country, folk, and a hint of soul, the entirety of the journey has a majestic quality to it. The arrangements merge all of these genres together in a way that feels so bright and airy. " beachsloth


" Definitely, the biggest interest in this EP is the title track, which is a peaceful and yet very enjoyable track that is going to appeal to everybody who is into the kind of country music that Elle does. Why is this? Because he is a very melodic and logical musician, who knows what melody to use and how to use it, which is something that has very positive results in this particular situation and with this kind of musician." musicexistence


" So then who is Jay stripped unplugged of the influences that makes his sound palatable?  I can imagine you’d say something like: mature musicality, youthful vocals, dreamy cotton cords, gentle masculinity, and easy flow. A totally deezable playlistable sequence of tracks that’s designed for the foreground and the background." redcarpetliving


" From full-bodied sweeps to glimmering hums — Jay Elle alertly exploits the many voices that he has; adding textures and shaping the melody." callingallgigs


"We enjoyed your song "Twelve on Sunday." Your voice is wonderful. Smooth and flexible with a fresh and unusual tone. You capture attention with your intonation and clarity, that's your strength. It's nice to see an artist being innovative with their sound."

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"Twelve on Sunday is an incredible song by artist Jay Elle. Singing about his history he once shared with a girl who he deeply cares for. It seems as if he's curious of her whereabouts & wonders about her recent actions. He also explains that this girl likes to do anything she feel that may get her in trouble. Could this be the reason she's no longer around? This single left me with many unanswered questions as a story was revealed in my ears through melody. What ever happened to the girl? For that reason is why I'm in deep hopes for a part two. A beautiful guitar playing in the background, with smooth & passionate lyrics by Jay Elle."


4 out of 5 Flames is the rating I feel this single deserves. But take a listen for yourself & you be the judge! 

anthony tucker - trendcityradio.com


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"Beautiful song, a hit. Great voice. The lyrics are very original. Intricate guitar arrangement that support the melody really well. I love the classical guitar. It is not used very often in pop songs." 

BC


"... brilliant! Haunting melodies, beautiful voice. Great songs!..." 

Diane


"What a beautiful voice. Twelve on Sunday is a great song." 

 C.

IndiePulse Music Exclusive Interview


1. Thanks for taking the time, Jay.  Please tell us about your latest 
EP, "Ease Up."

You are welcome. Thank you for the opportunity. My latest EP, "Ease Up" is a collection of groovy, uplifting, guitar driven songs. Writing is a daily routine for me. I spend as much time as I can playing guitar and singing and trying out ideas, writing down lyrics. Then some of these ideas stick around. They keep running through my head and I develop them further. When I get really excited about them I record them. I felt I had a handful of great songs that I could share with the world. Time is the most precious commodity there is so what leads me to release new songs is my conviction that I won't waste the listeners' time when they listen to them.

With "Ease Up" I wanted to share optimistic and positive messages and talk about moving on from situations that may not be perfect or not working out at all. There is enough negativity around. We should keep in mind that negative headlines get us going. Some folks out there know how to push our buttons. We don't have to get roped in. I am optimistic about the future. I wanted to share that view. The songs are groovy and hopefully will get listeners going when the world around them seem to be going from bad to worse.

2. Your current single, "Ease Up (Into Love)" has done very well on the national airplay charts.  What do you attribute that to?

Yes, I am so grateful for the way the song has been received. The feedback from reviewers and listeners is that the songs have great melodies and grooves. They find it refreshing. They like my voice and the how I arrange the guitar parts. The songs are well written, dynamic and the messages are optimistic and uplifting. I am humbled by the feedback. It's motivating me to write and record new songs. My thanks to everyone who is playing the songs.

It's important to mention that Brent Kolatalo (https://brentk.com/), who mixed the EP has done a fabulous job. I am so impressed by his work. He is a brilliant artist. His mixes are perfect. He deserves a lot of credits for how well the son has been received.


3. If there was one band that you would have loved to be in, aside from your current situation, what band would that be, and why?

What a great question. There are so many. I would have loved to play with Derek and the Dominoes. So much to learn from that album if you like playing guitar. I would also love to play guitar for Sheryl Crow or Katy Perry. Different artists and songs. Sheryl has great guitar tracks on her songs. I am thinking that Katy might appreciate more guitars.

4. How did your eclectic style of music develop over the years?  What bands/artists would your fans be surprised to know that you like listening to?

My number one drive is curiosity. So, not only am I always listening to new music but I look into how it was put together. I try to understand how the artists came up with the songs. One thing leads to another. I hear a cool vocal line or guitar part and I try to sing or play it and listen to more songs with that type of vocal or guitar arrangements. When a bass line catches my attention I dissect it and compare it to others in other songs. Sometimes it's just a few notes. I store them in my head or record them and then eventually there is a blend of melodies and styles that sticks around somehow.

I write guitar driven songs for myself but I listen to lots of music and songs that feature other instruments. Bach cello suites for instance, or Chopin piano preludes. I also listen to opera, lots or raps and R&B. Acapella groups are wonderful. Fans might be surprised that I have listen to Himalayan throat singers. Talk about different.

When it comes to guitar playing, I listen to Eric Clapton and Andres Segovia. My songs are guitar driven for the most part. I try to combine a little classical finger picking with some traditional pop song harmonies. With certain grooves it makes for interesting blends and sometimes it has that country flavor.

I listen to the songs of great songwriters such as Billy Joel, Diane Warren, Berry Gordy, Paul McCartney, Sting, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder and so many others.


5. How is the music scene in New York?  Any live shows coming up for you?

New York City brings together an amazing bunch of creative and talented artists. You can learn so much from attending any show. As far as the immediate future I am focused on writing new songs. Towards the end of the year I will look to play in small clubs to see how the audiences respond to the songs. I am open to opportunities in the meantime of course.

6. What 3 venues would you most like to perform at locally, nationally and internationally?

I am always ready to meet people and perform anywhere. As long as the audience is comfortable and the sound is good. As far as venues, I have seen great shows in large arenas but never experienced performing in one. Perhaps one day. Madison Square Garden would be a great place. The sound can be a bit washed out. It depends on the band. A small theatre for an acoustic set would work well. Like an off Broadway theater. A few people organize home or apartment gatherings. These are fun. I wonder what it would be like to do one in an igloo. I love cold weather. My guitar might have a tough time though.

7. What has been the highlight of your music career so far?

Definitely the completion and successful release of "Ease Up." It takes a team for sure and I am forever grateful to Laura Patterson (Star 1 Records/Group), Sherry Lynn (Star 1 Group), and Michael Stover (MTS Management Group) for their tremendous work. It gave me a boost and I am writing new songs that I look forward to recording very soon.

The "Ease up" EP has been well received by reviewers, DJs, radio programmers and audiences of course. You never know how audiences will respond. So it's really nice to generate positive feedback.

8. What advice would you have to offer a young musician, just getting started in the business?

Wow! That's a challenge. I would say, get to know yourself and be yourself.

For example, if you are not detail oriented, learn to compensate for that depending on the situation. Studio recording might require you to be very precise when playing or singing with the other musicians.

There are very few things you can control as with most other businesses. So focus on what you can control. Getting really good at writing, singing, and playing instruments is all up to you. We all have strengths and weaknesses, more or less natural abilities, but studying and practicing will make a difference. It will give you more confidence certainly. How people react to your work is out of your control. You may love to play blues but might not find many opportunities to do so. So from a business standpoint blues music may not be the easiest genre to dedicate yourself to. Yet, the genre of the moment, pop, rap, etc, will be very competitive. Do what you love.

In addition, stay focused. Decide what you want to achieve and focus your efforts on reaching your goals. You will rarely have all the resources and time needed to do everything but you might have enough to achieve selected goals. Decide what is most important to you. Stay with it.

My focus in on songwriting and performing the songs as best as I possibly can live and on records. I look to recreate for listeners the amazing experience you get when a song gives you energy and takes you to a great place in your mind. Gives you a rush and maybe a tingling feeling down your spine. A great beat, cool lyrics, catchy melodies. Simple but moving songs that you want to play over and over. They can make time go faster when you are on the treadmill or make it linger when you are enjoying yourself doing something you love. You might want to make people rush to the dance floor and let loose. It's interesting how some songs will do that when the one song before and the one after have the same beat but no one is dancing. Learn what you react to when you listen to music and decide what you want to pass on to audiences. Do the best job you can.

Be yourself and you will be different. And accept that. Even if you are passionate about a certain genre, if you were to list the top ten artists you love I would bet they all sound different from one another.


9.  Any plans for a follow up single to "Ease Up (Into Love)," and if 
so, when do you think you'll have that ready?  Will there be a music 
video for either release?


The next single that we plan on releasing is "Take a Holiday." The single is ready. It is the second song on the EP. It's a fun song. I play slide guitar lines throughout the song. I thought that sound would definitely be different these days but mostly it suggests kicking back and relaxing. The slide takes it times to get to the next note. And sometimes it gets there a little late. It's smooth and laid back. It's upbeat though. It's meant to remind us that we all need to take a break now and then. It puts me in a great mood when I listen to it. The release date is up to the team at Star 1.

As far as music videos I have yet to dedicate myself to coming up with great visual ideas for the songs. Considering the amount of time I spend on writing and recording songs I don't have the time or resources to focus on videos right now. I hope my songs inspire other folks to create great videos. I am open to working with people on that but no plans yet. I am a musician at heart. It's all about the songs for me. Close your eyes and make up the video as you listen. I don't have to be in it. I'm sure I will get to it but right now I am focused on the next round of songs. Who knows... someone on YouTube might be inspired and put their smart phone to work.


Music Existence Interview


1. Thanks for taking the time, Jay.  We are honored to be speaking with such an incredible singer-songwriter. What inspired you to follow your chosen career path as a musician?

You are welcome. It is a pleasure. Thank you for your time and for the nice compliment. Much appreciated.

As far as I can remember I always enjoyed listening to music of course, but more specifically I would get this spine tingling feeling when I heard certain songs. It's a wonderful sensation. I also was energized by certain songs. I would feel this blast of energy and feel like I could do just about anything. I felt hopeful and positive. So, I started playing guitar and singing and writing to see if I could write songs that would have that effect on myself and other people and pass on this positive uplifting energy.

2. Was there any one event in your life that led you to record and 
release, "Ease Up?"

Good question. No special event. Writing is a daily routine. I spend as much time as I can playing guitar and singing and trying out ideas, writing down lyrics. Then some of these ideas stick around. They keep running through my head and I develop them further. When I get really excited about them I record them. I felt I had a handful of great songs that I could share with the world. Time is the most precious commodity there is so what leads me to release new songs is my conviction that I won't waste the listeners' time when they listen to them.

3. Who has been your single biggest influence, musically?

Hard to tell. I listen to everything. Every song on every chart my songs appear on and other charts such as dance or rap or R&B, etc. I look at international charts as well. Then I look into the albums and listen to practically all the songs.

When it comes to guitar playing, I would say Eric Clapton and Andres Segovia. My songs are guitar driven for the most part. I try to combine a little classical finger picking with some traditional pop song harmonies.

As far as songwriting, I enjoy what I call the mash up and collage approach of some of today's writers. Yet, I lean towards traditional structures. I am definitely in awe of the work of songwriters such as Billy Joel, Diane Warren, Berry Gordy, Paul McCartney, Sting, Freddie Mercury, Stevie Wonder and so many others. I listen to a lot of classical music, Bach, Chopin, and Liszt.

Writing and recording makes you appreciate the work that goes into the process. So, regardless of the genre, I am conscious of the effort that the artists, musicians and producers put into their work. My focus is on songs more than anything else. I can't name all the writers. There are so many.

4. How about personally?  Who influences you in your daily life?

Great question! These days, there is a bird nesting somewhere close to my studio apartment's window and it tweets away from about 4:30 AM to 6 AM, every day. Loud. And repetitive. There is a lot to learn from his or her commitment. I don't know enough about birds to decipher the message but it wakes me up so I grab my guitar and play along. It inspired a few new ideas. We'll see what comes out of that.

5. "Ease Up (Into Love)" is your new single.  Tell us about the song, 
the recording and writing process for it, and what you hope your fans 
will get from it?

"Ease up (Into Love)" started much like all the other songs. I play my guitar and sing until something clicks. I came up with the verse and chorus and some of the lyrics. The bridge took a while to finalize. I wanted something more interesting than I had initially. Something that builds up. I experimented with key changes until I found the right melody. I don't record anything until I have the song completed from beginning until the end. Then I work on the underlying groove. Then I record the basic tracks, lead vocal, one guitar, bass and drums. Then I leave all this alone for a few weeks or longer and do my best to forget about it. Then I play the song and if I am moved by it I start another round of recordings. It can take a while. I can spend hours trying out ideas. Eventually it all comes together. It is a tedious process. I may end up using a guitar part that came up right away but I will try as many others as I can think of before I make the final decision.


6.  What's most important to you: Sales/streams, Awards, or Critical 
Praise?

I would welcome all of the above of course. To me the validation that I did a good job and came up with a great song is someone that tells me that they are playing that song over and over and they feel great when they listen to it. So, if a DJ decides to play the song on the radio and put it on rotation, I feel that I did a good job. Radio is great. I have it on constantly when I am not writing or listening to specific songs. I guess that ultimately, repeat listening could be measured in streams. If you hear one of my songs and it catches your attention to the point where you want to hear it again I am forever grateful.

7. What do you enjoy doing, outside of the spotlight?  Any hobbies?

I visit the nasa.gov site and read about the latest space discoveries. There is so much to learn about the universe. Sometimes I think it would be great to find and visit another habitable planet but we would have to be much better at respecting and protecting nature.

8. Any plans for a video release?

Not yet. Considering the amount of time I spend on writing and recording songs I don't have the time or resources to focus on videos. I hope my songs inspire other folks to create great videos. I am open to working with people on that but no plans yet. I am a musician at heart. It's all about the songs for me. Close your eyes and make up the video as you listen. I don't have to be in it.

9. What has been the biggest musical accomplishment of 2019 so far?

Definitely the completion and successful release of "Ease Up." It takes a team for sure and I am forever grateful to Laura Patterson (Star 1 Records/Group), Sherry Lynn (Star 1 Group), and Michael Stover (MTS Management Group) for their tremendous work. It gave me a boost and I am writing new songs that I look forward to recording very soon.

10. You've played in front of many audiences.  Any stage fright?  Any 
place you'd love to play that you haven't?

Total stage fright at all times. The more I learn and practice the more I realize that I have so much to learn and master. And I practice a lot!!! I don't have a problem practicing at all.

As far as places, wherever I hang my hat is home. As long as the audience is comfortable and the sound is decent we're good to go.

11. How about some parting words for your fans?

Thank you. You make it all happen. It'd be a lonely world without you. And feel free to suggest video ideas.

Climbing the charts: 


The first single Ease Up (Into Love) is now charting:


Number 6 on the Country Internet Main Chart

Number 24 on the Airplay Today Triple A/Album Chart

Number 43 on the Airplay Today Adult Contemporary Chart

Number 47 on the Airplay Today Country/Americana Chart


Highly talented and popular New York City-based male vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player – Jay Elle, recently released a song ‘Twelve on Sunday’, and soon after its release, this song has become widely popular, and it is currently playing on over 100 radio stations and is being widely requested by listeners. Twelve on Sunday has taken Jay Elle to the peaks of popularity; and according to his fans, ‘Jay Elle is unique and there is no one like him’.

Jay Elle has been practicing music for several years now and his claim to fame is his wonderful unique voice, soothing, smooth and flexible with a fresh and unusual tone. The best thing about Jay Elle’s songs is that he writes original songs that fit in the pop, urban folk, and adult contemporary genres. According to his fans, Jay Elle’s voice is beautiful and expressive and takes you on a journey with every word.

The recently release Jay Elle’s single ‘Twelve on Sunday’, is written and sung beautifully by Jay Elle himself; and like his other songs, this song is also about a real life, emotional situations that Jay Elle has beautifully stored in his soulful voice with a melodic guitar tune.

Twelve on Sunday is about a single dad and his twelve-year-old daughter. This song beautifully describes a scene in which a very loving father is sharing his fears and emotions about her daughter growing up and turning 12 on the coming Sunday. This song truly touches the heart and soul - apart from the soulful voice of Jay Elle - the beautiful lyrics of this song bring tears to the eyes. Twelve on Sunday is like the heart’s voice of all the single fathers as this song is very relatable for all the single fathers who have daughters that are growing up and becoming teenagers.

The combination of the beautiful, intricate, classical guitar sound and the passionate voice of Jay Elle has made this song a popular choice for the listeners.

For listening to the song and supporting Jay Elle, please go to http://www.jayelle222.com/twelve-on-sunday

About: Jay Elle is a New York City-based male vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player. He writes original songs that fit in the singer-songwriter, pop, urban folk, and adult contemporary genres. Jay Elle is different, innovative with his sound and lyrics, unafraid to stand beside slick productions. His voice is soothing yet passionate. His classical guitar arrangements are intricate yet beautiful. Jay Elle is the one and only urban troubadour. His writing combines beautiful melodies and unique, poignant lyrics tackling rare subject matters.


SINGER-SONGWRITER JAY ELLE RELEASES SINGLE ‘TWELVE ON SUNDAY’

New York, NY – Jay Elle, a New York City-based male vocalist, songwriter, and experienced guitar player with a flair for capturing raw acoustics in his music, this week officially released the first single off his upcoming debut album: Twelve on Sunday. The single, Twelve on Sunday, will be followed by three other singles starting this month until 2017 when the full album will be made available for purchase.

Twelve on Sunday, a gripping single about the unique and fragile relationship between a father and his young daughter, follows the thoughts, emotions, and anguish of a father’s racing mind when his young daughter storms out of the house with no indication of her whereabouts.

“This isn’t typical pop song single material,” said Jay Elle. “I wanted to focus on capturing the truly emotional raw state of this subject matter, which is why the single is just my vocals mixed with my nylon string Ovation guitar. I felt the bare arrangement would accentuate the rapidly fleeting and consuming emotions the father feels when watching his daughter grow up right before his very eyes.”

Jay Elle works out of New York City and writes original songs that fit in the singer-songwriter, pop, urban folk, and adult contemporary genres. He focuses the majority of his musical expression on acoustic guitar arrangements coupled with is soothing and sultry vocals. He is able to adapt the style and sound of his guitar to match every mood emulated in his songs.

“I set out from day one to provide an alternative to the run of the mill production of pop songs, a break from the busy arrangements crowding the airways – a rest for the ears of the listeners, and a true break from the norm,” said Jay Elle. “It’s not about slick production values or resonating with billions of listeners worldwide. It’s about unique, real life emotional situations that consume us all at one point or another.”

Twelve on Sunday relates how a father, single, reacts to his twelve-year-old daughter having a tantrum and leaving the house. The father thinks to himself: where is she going? Will she come back soon? She’s much too young to be out there on her own. The departure of the daughter spurs the father to think about when she was much younger, incapable of expressing anger and anguish towards him. Her storming-out behavior makes him immediately think of none other than her mother.

Jay Elle focuses on creating a truly gut-wrenching performance that leaves all listeners hairs on end. The singer-songwriter nails it, and develops an unforgettable performance that will surely solidify his name at the top of acoustic performers.

Twelve on Sunday is accompanied by a beautiful, enchanting melody that floats over poignant lyrics touching on rare, intense subject matter. The presentation and performance leaves the listener thinking of a similar song from our past, She’s Got A Way, by Billy Joel.

Already playing on over 100 radio stations currently, listeners are eagerly awaiting the release of Jay Elle’s first album next year.

“I want to encourage listeners to break the traditional song mold, and explore subjects we often dismiss as taboo and uncomfortable to discuss,” said Jay Elle. “I know a lot of people can relate to this song, especially the undercurrent of the young girl who actually strives to get into trouble instead of avoiding it. I hope this song brings back memories for listeners, and helps others work through their emotions they all-too-often hide.”

Jay Elle’s record, Twelve on Sunday, was produced by Halfmoon Records in New York City, and will be available at the beginning of 2017. The album was recorded right in Varick Studios in New York City.

Jay Elle has worked with a plethora of extremely talented producers in the past including Warren Schatz, Bernard Edwards, and the list goes on. Jay Elle has also collaborated and played with a number of notable musicians including Margaret Dorn, Wayne Pedzwater, Jett Harris, John Dubs, Byron Estep, and so many others.

“I want to thank all of my loyal listeners out there, and am encouraging everyone to give Twelve on Sunday a listen this week,” said Jay Elle. “Challenge stereotypical music norms, and together, let’s break down the walls with raw, unadulterated lyrics.”

Twelve on Sunday can be currently purchased from Amazon or iTunes.

For more information, visit: http://www.jayelle222.com/twelve-on-Sunday.


Alexandra Fasulo

Listen and purchase the new Hit

 "TWELVE ON SUNDAY"

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Jay Elle’s new single “Twelve on Sunday” Becomes Wildly Popular. More...

Jay Elle’s new single “Twelve on Sunday” takes inspiration from the father-daughter relationship

“Twelve on Sunday” is the new song written and performed by Jay Elle which sheds some light on the relationship between a father and his daughter. The song, performed by the singer himself while just playing guitar and no other instrument, describes how a single father reacts to his 12-year-old daughter who is throwing a tantrum and leaving the house. It shows the feelings of a father who is raising his daughter as a single dad.

The simple yet heart-warming lyrics, describe how the father asks ‘where is she going?’ and ‘she’s much too young to be out there on her own’ and that it feels like a nightmare to him. He tells his daughter that she reminds him of her mother as he takes a walk down memory lane. Jay Elle has kept the song simple yet appealing with his nylon string Ovation guitar that brings the classical sound to the mix. This keeps all the focus on the raw emotions depicted in the song.

Jay Elle and his team have put all their focus on capturing the true emotions in the vocals which they have managed to achieve. He has surely explored out of the mainstream genre as a single artist by describing a relatable, emotional and realistic father-daughter relationship through his song. Jay Elle takes his inspiration from “She’s got a way” by Billy Joel who also performs his song with only a piano. The song is catching up great popularity and already playing on over 100 radio stations.

“I wanted to provide an alternative to the overproduced pop songs and present to the audience something different, which would appeal to them emotionally and touch their heart. “Twelve on Sunday” is an attempt to depict a practical aspect of life and the emotional relationship between a father and a daughter through a heartwarming song”, says Jay Elle, singer, composer, and guitarist.

His unique voice and melodious singing add to the charm of the song, which takes the listener into a true musical experience. Though classical guitars are used rarely in pop songs yet Jay Elle is not afraid to break the conventions and bring in an innovative touch to his songs.

About Jay Elle- Jay Elle is a male vocalist, songwriter and guitarist based in New York City who has gained popularity for his new single “Twelve on Sunday”. He writes songs in urban folk, adult contemporary genres with his unique acoustic guitar arrangements. He makes sure to fit the sound of the guitar with the emotions of the song to make the song expressive and beautiful.


Grace Williams

Brand New Music for Your Everyday!

Jay Elle warms our hearts from New York City to the World


Call it a musical revolution or going back to basics, Jay Elle’s music tells the stories of people we meet every day. Emotions that we know, moments that we’ve lived they all come back to life while listening to Jay Elle’s tunes.


Jay Elle is a New York City male vocalist, songwriter and a guitar player. He writes songs with original tunes that fit the singer’s vocal abilities and displays them like a successful cat walk. He creates music in the range of pop, urban folk and adult contemporary nuances. Both the lyrics and the melody he creates catch the urban elegance and the allure of the urban lifestyle through the gravity of acoustic guitar and expressive vocals.


What separates Jay Elle’s music from the mass musical industry all over the world is the fact that he creates and plays music in the smart way. He brings music back to telling stories on appealing rhythms and creates art. His music is not about entertainment only; it’s about living through art.


The latest song of Jay Elle is called “Twelve on Sunday” and it’s being played world-wide on radio channels. It’s the kind of song that soothes your ears and delights your emotions. The lyrics are sung with clarity and you can easily follow them while escaping into the musical notes proposed by the song.


Twelve on Sunday is a vocal art gallery because it presents Jay Elle’s vocal abilities as they truly are: flexible and soothing, strong yet calming. The New York singer has a refreshing vibe and unusual tunes that actually fit in your daily playlist.


You can see the man in action being accompanied with a nylon-string Ovation guitar bringing the classical sound gravitas to the mix. Using the classical guitar in pop songs creates a nude atmosphere while accentuating the raw emotions contained in the lyrics.


With passion and talent, Jay Elle proposes a new era of music. A beautiful, intricate and clear sound emerges from a true urban troubadour and a refined storyteller.


Tonia Walter