Jay Hoad tours the Mid North Coast

Multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad will delight the Valley during a Sunday session at the Nambucca Heads Golf Club

Multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad will delight the Valley during a Sunday session at the Nambucca Heads Golf Club

​After incredible shows with packed venues in Darwin as well as headlining some huge festivals in India and Nepal last month, Jay Hoad is now bringing his unique show back to NSW as he makes his way around the globe on his 2017 world tour. 

“It always blows my mind how much the NSW fans go off at the shows, especially with the heavier tracks on​ ​the​ ​Cricket​ ​Bat​ ​Guitar​ ​and​ ​Shovel​ ​Guitar,​ ​they​ ​just​ ​love​ ​it​ ​here,” Jay said.

“I’m so excited to be back in Australia, and especially excited to be back in this region, I absolutely love the vibe of this area.

“And right now I’m feeling so excited and inspired after spending the last six weeks performing​ ​and​ ​studying​ ​eastern​ ​music​ ​with​ ​some​ ​of​ ​India​ ​and​ ​Nepal’s​ ​most​ ​well​ ​known​ ​artists.”

Fijian-born multi instrumentalist Jay Hoad has spent the last ten years touring all over the planet performing his unique show with more than 17 instruments on stage.

In 2013 Jay toured North America supporting Bob Marley’s Wailers.

Jay has also performed at WOMAD, Uprising Festival (FIJI), Bob Marley Music Fest (USA), Earth Frequency Festival (AUS), Musikfest (USA), Saarang World Culture Festival (India), Spirit Festival​ ​(INDONESIA),​ ​Pt​ ​Fairy​ ​Folk​ ​Festival​ ​(AUS),​ ​Big​ ​Day​ ​Out​ ​(AUS)​ ​among​ ​many​ ​others.

Last year Hoad was awarded the prestigious “ARBA Blues and Roots Album of the Year” with his latest album.

And this year Hoad wanted to tour the show through as many regional towns as possible, literally weaving around the entire coast of Australia.

"We just love to bring the show to locations that don't really have touring artists to often, and this year’s tour features so many weird and wonderful instruments that it really gives the fans a chance and to hear and see something cool, new and unique,” Jay said.

"I'm very excited about this year's tour, so many cool locations and festivals on the various legs, and really excited to bring the new tunes and instruments to the fans around Australia and beyond.

“My favourite instruments on this tour are probably the Cricket Bat Guitar and the Steam Punk Guitar which are made​ ​from​ ​car​ ​parts,​ ​shovels,​ ​kitchen​ ​sinks,​ ​etc​ ​and​ ​sound​ ​incredible.”

He’ll be performing a free-entry show at the Nambucca Heads Golf Club on Sun Dec 10 from 3pm.

For more info visit jayhoad.com