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Jay Stansfield is an amazing British singer-songwriter. Between his lyricism and composition, it’s hard not to love anything that he turns out. His music has a way with carrying emotion in its most poignant form. Whether it’s your first or fifth time listening to Jay’s music, you’re in for a treat. He also heads a band called ALL HAIL HYENA! It’s an amazing band to rock out to on a Friday or Saturday night.
--Rose Smith, Blog Editor
Jay Stansfield has been writing, recording and forging his own unique style of music for over 15 years in various bands with some early successes including two John Peel sessions, tracks played by Steve Lamacq and TV appearances on BBC Beatroom and Channel 4.
Jay performed a full UK tour for his solo album LOVISM released by UK label WLM including support with Dodgy and Mike and the Mechanics, a remix album titled UNWOUND featuring remixes from Martin Carr (The Boo Radleys), James Atkin (EMF) and Nigel Clark (Dodgy) amongst many others and a second full album ‘Gobstopper’ which secured an Amazing Radio session for Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde and frequent airplay on Amazing radio.
Jay’s music receives regular airplay all over the world including stations in the USA (Hamilton Radio, Qstar Radio, Pure Pop, Scrub Radio, Radio Free Joshua Tree, Alan Haber’s Pure Pop), Australia (RadioJJ), France (Radio KC) and huge support from UK community radio stations (SevernFM, CroydonFM, Salford City Radio, Drystone and AllFM)
With over 10k followers and 70k plays on Soundcloud Jay has self released his third solo album 'Birth & Death' which has been welcomed with great reviews.
Below is a sampling of his music videos below (You can like and share his videos by clicking or tapping the youtube logo on the video, which will take you to the video on youtube):
Jay Stansfield -- Building a Shield:
Jay Stansfield -- Contact:
ALL HAIL HYENA! -- Sabbathian
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About his band, ALL HAIL HYENA!:
ALL HAIL HYENA! began in the Summer of 2015 and have been likened to Cage The Elephant, Cardiacs, Brainiac, Ben Gibbard, Grandaddy, early Biffy Clyro, Superdrag and The Pixies. They publish their own limited edition Hyenazine. Live shows are intense, colourful and exciting
They were invited to play Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester in 2016, they have been cited as ‘Ones to Watch for 2017’ by Louder Than War: (http://louderthanwar.com/ones-watch-2017/) featured on the cover CD of the December 2016 Issue of Vive Le Rock Magazine and were personally invited by Grandaddy to open their sell-out show at Manchester’s Albert Hall. They also helped to raise over £3000 for Cardiacs’ Tim Smith at the benefit show The Whole World Window in Preston where they performed with BRITNEY, Scaramanga Six, Trojan Horse, and Sweet Deals on Surgery amongst many other artists. They have also supported the wild American Bob Drake on his tour of Europe.
Before the year ends there will be a Northern mini-tour with a prestigious slot with Ultrasound.
They blast out well-crafted frenetic psych-pop frenzies, intersected with melodic brilliance, punctuated by attitude and melting into rapture. A seething mass of unpredictability which will leave your brain reeling like a fish on a hook. Their tunes are fresh, energetic and object to convention.
Mesmerising live shows, jaw dropping visuals' and once witnessed, the viewer knows that they 'have been Hyena'd'
Astounding and clever key changes and riffs supported by a thumping and rhythmic bass and seismic drums from a 3 piece with attitude.
Their most recent EP ‘S T I C K € R S’ was recorded at The Grand Studios, Clitheroe and engineered by Tom Peters from Alpha Male Tea Party.
If you would like to learn more about Jay Stansfield, you can check him out on social media:
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