British guitarist Jules Hay, has been in many music projects spanning 25 years, and has recently been working on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album in 2020, ‘From London To Little London’ a collection of 10 instrumental, Brazilian inspired, jazz fusion tracks. Recorded in Londrina (Little London) with Brazilian musicians, due to his love of Brazilian music, and an opportunity to fuse his jazz fusion playing with infectious Brazilian rhythms. Now he is working on a second album which brings in additional influences from afrobeat, salsa jazz, funk and rock.
Jules started playing guitar at 12 years of age in Kent, UK. Originally inspired by rock and blues, he learned guitar with a handful of private lessons but mainly self taught. Gravitating to heavy rock and metal, he toured and recorded with various metal acts in the mid nineties up until 2000.
From 2000 - 2005 he was involved with the Electronica act d'booga, recording albums, EPs and constantly touring and playing festivals.
In 2015 he enrolled in LCCM college of music in London, in order to develop a deeper understanding of jazz improvisation, world music, music theory and composition.
Since graduating in 2018, Jules has been playing various jazz gigs, playing sessions for Jay Scott and the Find, Jessica Lee Morgan and living ,writing and recording music in South America.
2021 will see a series of singles released from his new album, Where Next?, followed by the full album later in the year.