IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – JAY HARMONY – TORONTO’S HOTTEST STAR!

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Jay Harmony (aka Jay Davis) is a dynamic singer/songwriter An award-winning artist, including a Reggae Music Achievement Award for Most Promising New Artist in 2010, and Top Female Vocalist of the year in 2011.
Jay Harmony recently made the semi-finals of the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star singing competition. She only heard about it a few days before the submission period ended, sending in her song All Gone. The song has been a hit on ReverbNation Canada’s RB chart, occupying the top spot for months. Featuring a reggae beat, the song showcases Jay’s powerful, soulful voice. She says All Gone and another recent single, Lip Therapy, have made her known to many new fans and received international radio airplay.
Davis has taken the stage at Massey Hall (home of many legendary performers such as the Rolling Stones), the Rogers Centre in Toronto, at the Jambana One World Festival in Markham and regularly plays galas, weddings, dances, stage shows, Member of Parliament board of trade meetings and charity events.
“It’s all over the map,” Jay says of where she performs.
Her performance selection ranges from popular covers to original tunes. She is quickly becoming a popular and exciting Canadian star. She gives her heart and soul, through her musical renditions and never disappoints.
With Jay’s own personal brand of powerful vocals and talented remixing, she has re-recorded such hits as ‘No One’ by Alicia Keys, ‘I Don’t Want to Cry’ by Mariah Carey and ‘Borderline’ by Madonna. Her versions are playing on radio stations across the GTA.
Jay’s voice has been described by her audiences as unique, powerful, and soulful, raspy, yet delicate, and sassy yet classy. She is a versatile singer/songwriter whose performances will enthrall you. Her stage presence is captivating. It is no wonder, that fans across Canada and the U.S. are connecting to Jay Harmony more and more in admiration of her energetic and engaging performance style. To add to her appeal she is down-to-earth and humble; you will love her singing just as much as you will her personality.
Jay Harmony is determined to make music and is one of Canada hardest working musician.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: What city and state are you from?

JAY HARMONY: I live in a small town called Pickering. It’s a part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), in Ontario, Canada. It’s a pretty quiet place neighboring the town of Ajax, which is the original home of the popular band “Sum 41.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: What is your music background?

JAY HARMONY: In one word I would say, “church”. That is where I honed my singing skills. From there I got invitations to sing at various events including galas, stage shows, Board of Trades meetings for members of parliament. I like all genres of music though. One of my all time favorite artists is Whitney Houston. Although my interest in singing began with singing gospel in church; my musical taste is quite eclectic ranging from R&B to rock.
During the earlier years of my singing career I was concentrated on making it in the industry as an R&B singer, however I had limited access to beats that could complement and infuse the passion that I want my music to express. Two years ago I struck on something that slightly changed my direction. I discovered a great way to have my originals produced and distributed more effectively. This new approach involved re-recording some my R&B songs to reggae beats. My first single hit airwaves and the feedback confirmed that the choice to reinvent my music was a catalyst, setting me in the right direction. Many fans expressed their appreciation of the way I smoothly transposed my R&B tone and style to reggae in an intriguing and stimulating way.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

JAY HARMONY: My voice and my songwriting abilities are a gift from God, the universe, and I want to share that with the world. It is my calling, my passion, and my joy. I want to give love, strength, and therapy through my music to those who can relate to situations I write and sing about. I can`t really remember a time when I didn`t write. I started jotting down thoughts in the form of poetry and songs at about age 7. I found writing to be one of the most therapeutic and enlightening ways of self-expression – poems, songs. I am amused when I revisit some of my older compositions. I sometimes find very useful lines in many of them. In fact, my current single “All gone” was written over 10 years ago. It didn’t need much revision when I recorded 10 years later. It’s still relevant and I have yet to find someone who does not love it. I love communicating in this “universal language” of music. There’s just nothing that bring nations together like music does.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: What are your songs about?

JAY HARMONY: My songs are mostly about love, life, and relationships. Some are my personal experiences, some are about friends and other people, and others are just simply made up. It’s not uncommon for me to wake up with lines and/or melodies from a dream that inspires a new song. They may very well be subconscious thoughts, but I like to think of them as a blessing of inspired thoughts. Anyway, generally speaking, most of my songs tell stories of situations that evoke some form of deep emotions.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: Who is your fan base directed towards?

JAY HARMONY: My music speaks to a wide demographic. I am sometimes surprised at diversity of my supporters. Many teenagers appreciate my music as do seniors, but if I have to be more specific I’d say between 20 and 50.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: Who are your musical influences?

JAY HARMONY: I love various genres of music; R&B, soul, jazz, reggae, and house. Artists like Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Beyonce, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, John Legend, Etta James, and many more, have all had an impact on the music I write and perform. Some influence me do to their ability to write hit songs, others for their performance styles, and all for their captivating vocal abilities. My R&B flavor is influenced by singers like Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Whitney Houston. My reggae flavor is inspired by singers like Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, and Dennis Brown. So many artists have been influential in my musical development. Just listening to the variety of sounds and styles they offered has had a huge impact on my music.
IAA SPOTLIGHT: How would you describe your music to people?

JAY HARMONY: I would describe my music as relatable, passionate, inspiring, original, captivating, and yet there is something in it that’s different from the norm. My album will have a mix of R&B, soul, reggae & house/dance music. I know some people may immediately think, ‘hmmm in the music business you need to create a niche and a genre that identifies you’, but I disagree. I never put my creativity in a box. When I listen to music it’s simply because it is music that I like, that I enjoy listening to, regardless of the genre. I don’t restrict my craft I allow it to express itself freely myself. When I am in my creative zone, whatever feel or style the music comes in, I go with it. Sometimes it’s new house, sometimes its old house, pop, R&B – I don’t really care. I give the universe thanks for the inspiration and I rock on.
IAA SPOTLIGHT: What makes you stand out from other artists?

JAY HARMONY: I have to say the uniqueness of my voice, my vocal range, my vocal quality, and my magnetic personality are what set me apart from other artists. My voice is really versatile. I can sing rock, pop, reggae, R&B almost any musical styles. I’m still working on my rap though. I am also told that I communicate to my audience a deep connection to the songs during my performances. It’s true, I sometimes lose myself into the music. It becomes something of a spiritual journey for me at times. “The voice of an angel” is becoming a common expression from fans; but I’m no angel.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

JAY HARMONY: I’m working on a number of singles for my upcoming album. The album will be released this summer. Additionally, I am working on a video for one of my singles.
An international tour is definitely a future prospect. I spend hours each day on the piano improving my skills in order to achieve my goal to one day compose, produce and accompany my songs.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

JAY HARMONY: My ultimate goal is to be a multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter. I want to collaborate with industry artists and producers like T.I., Timbaland, Alicia Keys, Drake and Rihanna.
Somewhere in the next 10 years I see a Grammy. I am a hardworking musician who has fun with my craft. I write almost everyday that’s the kind of determination I have to make it in the music business. I won’t give up on it and I hope that when I get there I will be an inspiration to others, to be relentless in their pursuit to achieve their goals and dreams. I firmly believe in thinking big because that is the first stage of getting what you truly want.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

JAY HARMONY: My fans can find me on all most social media. My single “All Gone” is available on all major digital distribution media – Itunes, CD Baby, Xbox and Reverbnation.com/jayharmony1

IAA SPOTLIGHT: Fans can also catch me at:

JAY HARMONY: twitter: @Jaysharmony
www.facebook.com/JayHarmonyDavis    www.reverbnation.com/jayharmony1   www.cdbaby.com/cd/jharmony2    www.jayharmonyepk.com
YouTube: jaysharmony1
Email: Jaysharmony@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Although we now live in the UK, we caught Jay’s outstanding performance on a trip to Toronto in 2010 at Massey Hall. Her voice and her stage presence are incredible, and she is a world class performer. If you get the chance to catch her in a live performance you will not be disappointed! We wish her much continued success.

    • Jay is a very good vocalist, I enjoy her songs and hope she will go far far I am all the way in Jamaica and feeling her vibes.

  2. “So Many Talents” On Or Off Stage I Don’t Even Know Where To Start, Cause Its One Thing To Be A Fantastic Singer And Performer, Mother, Friend, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, And Still Be A GREAT SIGNIFICANT Other! With The WORLD Lacking True And Real “WORTHY ROLE MODELS” May GOD Keep Shining His Spotlight On You!

  3. I have had the privilege of hiring Jay on a few of my events, she is definitely a force to be reckoned with. She is a professional she is a star in her own rights her performances are epic! From soul to reggae she is always on point. Nuff love and respect to you sis!

  4. As a DJ I have worked with Jay on numerous occasions and she has never disappointed. She gives her all in her performances and does not hesitate to push the boundaries. Her vocal talent is astounding. I believe the first song I heard her sing was Etta James’ “At Last”, which sent the crowd into an applauding frenzy. She is very pleasant to work with and is always prepared. I wish you all of God’s blessings in your pursuit.

    DJMRAL….

  5. Absolutely one of the best vocalists and stage performers I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with…she exudes confidence…has amazingly impeccable vocal range.. power and control..Jay Davis sings so sweetly she gives new meaning to the term ‘SONGBIRD’…

  6. Not only is Jay Harmony a sweet heart, she also has a sweet voice! And she writes catchy tunes that you can’t help but sing along to! Keep doing your thing, Jay!

  7. I’ve known Jay for over a decade and have seen her perform on many occasions. She is a truly versatile vocalist who can move effortlessly from rock and roll to sultry jazz, and everything in between. Her ability to successfully deliver in any genre makes her unique. There is a soulful expression in her music and she leaves you believing every word she has sung. She has the ability to captivate an audience, and she is an all-round excellent performer. She has flown under the radar for too long and deserves every opportunity that comes her way.

  8. In december of 2014 0n the nignt of returning from a long flight from India, feeling exhausted, I just had to go and listen to Jay and her band rock the crowd at club Seven44 and boy , did she ever rock that crowd into a frenzy like only she knows how.

    “A younger version of Etta James and Barbra Streisand all rolled into one..”

    A phenominal and elegant performer is among the ways of deecribing Jay and her music.

    I am looking forward to her performance on Valentine’s Night at the Toronto Airport West Hotel, where as always I do not leave the dance floor until the end of her performances.

    Jay, from the first night all those years ago when I first heard you sang at the Company’s holiday dinner, to years later at different locations, you are still the best.
    “KEEP ON ROCKING SISTAH!!!”

  9. The article invited me in, gave me a more insightful view of Ms. Davis and her music. It is not the speed in which you enter an industry but the maturing within the industry that gives longevity. I look forward to years of great, soulful music from Jay.

  10. JAY DAVIS IS A CLASS ACT , GREAT VOCALIST & WONDERFUL PERFORMER , SECOND TO ANY ONE ,WITH GREAT RANGE .JAY HAS THE SKILLS TO TAKE YOU ON A MUSICAL RIDE , THAT ONE WILL NEVER FORGET. YES TRUE SONG BIRD . SO WHEN YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO HEAR THE VOICE & SEE THE PERSON , YOU WILL KNOW , JAY HAS BEEN BLESSED TO BE ON ANY STAGE !!!!

  11. Simply put, Jay is fantastic.

    She can lull you with her sexy, soulful voice, and then rock you like a powerhouse and everything in between.

    Jay has graced the stage of Massey Hall, and many functions, concerts and venues throughout the city.
    Every show, every song, every performance she will have people dancing on the floor or dancing in their seats.

    You’ll wake up having one of her songs stuck in your head. And you’ll smile and say let’s do it again.

  12. Met this lovely young lady quite a few years ago, sitting quietly at a lounge. All of a sudden she got up because someone was calling her to sing. Then I heard that powerful voice come out of this petite person. The was my first “wowser” that this lady is going places. A few years past, I have watched her perform at a few dinners, then bigger functions, then up to prestigious events! She has pacefully climbed up the ladder. Yes at a steady pace. That is what a true artist does, they get into their craft. Jay has proved this. She is like a plant that grown and blossomed with flowers. One day at the very lounge we first met at, she was slated to perform. Her own show, all about her with band and all. I was literally blown away at her performance. She not only performed on the stage (I have been to many performances there by other artists), She performed in the entire lounge from stage to back to side to everywhere. The entire audience was involved! It was amazing to see and I felt so proud! Confidence, fierce, gentle, elegant, sultry and beautiful! Nothing but UP for Jay..since I met her that is all it has been!

  13. Wonderful story. I have worked with Jay Harmony and she is a great performer on stage and a exceptional person offstage.

  14. Jay (Harmony) Davis has performed at Belleeny’s on a number of occasions and without a doubt she is one of the most entertaining artists to ever play at our lounge.
    I accepted great things from Jay and, the world will too as well… proud of you lady!

  15. Jay is wonderful. Great personality which matches with her being a music artist. I look forward to hearing he music and the videos are great. This phenomenal woman is a great example for Toronto on how great people can make it to their dreams and follow their hearts. Jay Harmony is #1.

  16. I was lucky enough to meet Jay Davis at Spetra Talent a singing competition produced by Bell Media .She won the competition .She is the nicest artist in the world.She is so talented she should be one of the Top Diva in the world .She then perform in one of my event for my company MyDestiny Production she was just the best and she brought so much value to the event . She deserve to be on the TOP !

  17. Jay Harmony is a dynamic, fashionable and electrifying performer. She has a warm and friendly personality that connects well with audience during her performances. Looking forward to attending more of her concerts this year.

  18. Jay is a wonderful person and a singing powerhouse. Not a lot of people have the talent that Jay possesses. She is a very rare individual and a star. She’s got it all. Her voice is beautiful and her music is, as she describes it, a gift. I hope she wins her Grammy. She deserves it.

  19. I love Jay Harmony Davis Music. I would love to see her perform in a concert and buy her DVDs. Her songs are very original and beautiful. Some of my favorite songs are Five more minutes, Lip therapy. I will be your angel… All of her songs are amazing.

  20. JAY HARMONY DAVIS IS ONE OF THE BEST UP COMING ARTIST OUT OF TORONTO CANADA. IT GIVES ME QUITE A SOURCE OF GREAT PLEASURE TO PLAY HER MUSIC SHE IS GOOD GIVE HER ANY THING AND SHE WILL MASTER IT I M NOT OFTEN WRONG BUT I M RIGHT AGAIN

  21. Jay Harmony Davis is a true performer that I have had the pleasure of meeting. She is beautiful and talented. Her voice when she sings reflect
    advance training. I love her voice. She made last minute sacrifices and perform at one of my events. They loved her. Thank you Jay and hope we can do it again. Love her charm and personality. It is a pleasure to be in her
    company. I am expecting her to continue to climb the ladder of success.
    YOU GO GIRL!!

  22. Jay Davis,what more can anyone say about this exciting DIVA!she is flawless in anything she sings and performs.Truly believe she can sing the phone book.I have watched her over the years,and she gets better and better,there is not one song she can’t sing,and to perform is extraordinary!I will pay any price,go anywhere to see and watch this beautiful Lady perform.Only one thing Jay,you need to be out there more often,can’t get enough of you,stay blessed,Mac.

  23. Jay Harmony Is a certified crowd pleaser! She knows the right songs for the right occasion. Ain’t no party /event unless Jay Harmony Is on the program. Wishing you great success my songstress! God bless you! ~ monie

  24. From the very first time I heard her sing at Massey Hall, I knew this was a special singer with a special voice! She brings me to tears with her rendition of “Stay”. And her new band is great too!

  25. I will follow this star to the moon and back, this girl can seriously rock the room.
    I want to see and hear her perform all the time, lets make her into the super star that she was born to be.

  26. I have been listening and attending Jay Harmony shows over the past few years and I must say she is energetic, interactive, inspiring stage performer, I never get bored listening to her performed, I think its your time to flood the market with great songs! Jay Harmony to the world!!!!

  27. I’ve seen Jay perform 5 times and every time she has engaged the audience as a true performer and a tremendous singer. Go Jay Go.

  28. Jay Harmony!!! What a dynamic singer/performer, I never ever regret hiring her for my events, she gives the audience what they desire and more, I must say she always go above and beyond her performance. Jay is an entertainer and knows how to work the crowd, whether its 10 persons or 100 persons regardless of the size of the audience she gives 100 percent and has been doing so for many years. I am certain in the near future her dreams and aspirations will become a reality and she will be more successful than she is today with her music. I am looking forward to seeing her being nominated/winning a Grammy and/or Juno as well as CMEAward. I am bestowing on her Blessings and SUCCESS for the future.

  29. Jay Davis is a star, a power ball. She can turn a house party or any small event into a full blown concert. My favourite performances are her Tina Turner and Whitney Houston showcase. My family and friends thoroughly enjoy her shows any and everywhere. I would highly recommend Jay. Jay is the life of any part or concert.

    Oraldeen Haughton

  30. Jay has a beautiful voice and personality to match. I have seen her perform a few times and she never fails to keep her audience entertained. She has the drive and dedication to go very far in this industry.

  31. Jay is a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. What is really unique is the style and rhythms that she brings to her music. The original songs stand out and her covers are real refreshing.

    Jay has truly outstanding talent that needs to be heard.

  32. The first time I heard Jay sing I was captivated by her voice and her ability to draw the audience into the experience with her. It is more than her voice for me. It is her natural ability to connect with her audience that I enjoy the most. I feel blessed to have had opportunities to experience her expression of music and I feel all who hear her will also be blessed.

  33. Jay is an amazing, generous and talented performer. She embodies what an artist should be; from her singing skills to the way she loving way she treats the people around her. She was more than a pleasure to work with, and as a makeup artist that experience is rare. She is a star!

  34. Jay has an amazing voice. Her shows are spectacular. Also she has an absolutely great personality. She is an amazing woman. Truly incredible!!!

  35. Jay has a great voice,She has talent I love her personality she is loving caring and understanding,I wish her the best that life hasto offer.

  36. Jay is a true professional and a great entertainer. We have had her provide entertainment on a number of occassions and always a good performance.

  37. I had the privilege to see Jay perform at a Valentines Dinner and Dance a few years ago and was so impressed with her that we agreed to hire her for many of our events.
    She has a powerful voice; a great vocalist, wonderful performer and great personality.
    She interacts with and has the ability to captivate her audience.
    Here’s wishing that her dream of collaborating with certain industry artists and winning a Grammy will materialize!

  38. Jay’s soulful voice is hypnotizing. Her musical talents as a songwriter and singer are captivating. It’s a given that she will turn out hits time and time again. Continue with the great work in the music industry Jay, I’m looking forward to hearing more of your work as they become available.

  39. Jay, You know Visionary blessings is with you always and forever… take it to the world. Too long being in the cage! fly like an EAGLE. One love.

  40. I’ve been to almost all of Jay’s concert! She is an entertainer with a beautiful voice. She always gets encores. People just can’t get enough of her!

  41. Jay is the best singer from Toronto that I have heard, and I’ve heard many. More than that she’s a PERFORMER who engages her audience, is always open and smiling and loving life. I totally enjoy her performance and keep playing her “All Gone” song. Love it. Love her.

  42. Jay is a talented performer whose exceptional voice is at par with some of the true greats. She is marked for greatness.

  43. I saw Jay perform this weekend and wow…she was amazing! I also got the chance to meet her personally afterward and what a lovely down to earth person she is…I look forward to attending more shows in the future….Toronto is luck to have her!!

  44. I saw Jay perform yesterday, she was a judge at a competition that both my children are taking part in. in fact Jay won this competition and we had the privilege of meeting her and getting great advise. Jay is beautiful inside and out , LOVE your voice Jay

  45. I have the pleasure of experiencing her live show a number of times while headlining with the band “the Groovesharks”. She has a voice that can be powerful and wail or be sweet, but always the right feel, sincere, captivating stage presence, and all-round effortless “star power”. She can sing the heck out of a range of well-loved tunes from new to old across styles from ballads to reggae to funk to R&B to Motown or even disco, or surprise with infectious original material too. She’s the “whole package”. Can’t wait to experience the next gig!

  46. Jay is an amazing performer with a powerful singing voice. She was featured at Open Mic’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration yesterday and I really enjoyed her performance. It was great!!! Fabulous!!!

  47. I have had the opportunity to see and hear Jay Perform and Sing and must say she is unique with her style beautiful voice and great stage presence the gathering went wild for her and we all loved the songs she sung

    SHE LOOKS GREAT ON STAGE!

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