ABOUT NAT JAY
Nat Jay took her first steps in her parents’ music school and continues to land on her feet in the world of music today. Her songs have been placed on networks around the world, including ABC, MTV, The CW, Freeform, Nickelodeon, CBC, Syfy, Showcase, and Lifetime. Her debut full-length, All I Think When I Wake Up, was nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards, named in the Top 10 Pop Albums of 2014 on PopDose, and awarded $10,000 for the lead single "Can't Getcha Out," which was named Best of BC by Shore 104. In September 2015, she released a follow-up EP, Quiet Dreams, and was awarded second place in LG 104.3FM's VanCOVER contest for her cover of Sting's "Every Breath You Take." Nat Jay has earned a nomination for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year at the BCCMAs, found herself a featured songwriter at the Vancouver Folk Festival, and been a guest on CBC Radio 2’s “Canada Live.” In December 2016, she collaborated with electronic production duo, Cookie Cartel, to release the highly acclaimed EP, Stoke the Fire, which Exclaim! described as "what it might sound like if the Postal Service were to make a Christmas EP."
After studying music at the University of British Columbia, Nat Jay released her debut EP, Lights Across the Sky, to a sold out room. Since then, she has been compared with powerful performers like Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Alanis Morissette, and the Dixie Chicks. She has shared the stage with such esteemed songwriters as Canada's own Juno award winner Dan Mangan, Matthew Barber, Oh Susanna, and Justin Rutledge, as well as NYC’s Jay Brannan and Australia's Angus & Julia Stone.
Besides the success she's had with her own music, in 2014 Nat Jay scored a co-writing credit with the legendary Stephen Bishop for the song “Loveless” from his album Be Here Then. An advocate of her industry, she sat on the Board of Directors of the Music BC Industry Association for four years and was a committee member for six. She's also been asked to sit on educational panels for Canadian Music Week, SOCAN, BreakOut West, and Music BC. She facilitates seminars on sync licensing and does private consulting on various topics for her peers, and has been a guest lecturer at Nimbus School of Recording & Media, the Pacific Audio Visual Institute, and Langara College.
Nat Jay's compelling and highly accomplished vocal delivery will certainly turn heads in a noisy club, but it is her emotive songwriting ability that will steal the hearts of each and every audience member.
"There was something extremely uplifting about a Nat Jay performance. These days, it is hard to find a performer with as much heart, soul, songwriting ability and vocal power as she has."