Barcelona-native, 22-year-old Jay Blanes moved to London in July 2019 to become a full-time musician. Passionate about many genres, such as pop, jazz, indie, rock or R&B, Jay recently decided to focus his efforts on commercial indie-folk, and is working on exciting releases for 2020 that will define his sound.
At a very young age, Jay was convinced by his grandmother to take a few piano lessons to continue her passion for music, but it was not until he attended a music summer camp that true love for music started to ignite his bones.
In 2012, he began sharing covers with the world. However, the struggle to make it big took a turn in Blanes’ life as he shifted gears towards a degree in business administration. Two years after, at an Ed Sheeran concert, Jay realised what his dream had always been. That summer, he wrote and produced what would become his debut EP Found in April.
A one-person show, Jay, records, programs and mixes both instrumentals and vocals for all his songs. He even directs, produces and edits his music videos. His biggest influences include Ed Sheeran, Kodaline, Coldplay, Pablo Alborán, Joan Dausà, James Blunt, Damien Rice, Shawn Mendes or Dean Lewis.
During a five-month stay in LA, he became a regular performer on the Santa Monica Pier, performed at USC and collaborated with some producers. Now in London, he is writing, producing and engineering while busking in Trafalgar and Leicester Squares. He released 6 singles in 2019 and expects, at least, 8 new songs for 2020.