05 April, 2013

Jay Hoad Releases 3rd Album "Home Is Where The Heart Is"


Walkaboutfish Records is excited to announce the release of Jay Hoad’s extraordinary new album Home Is Where The Heart Is. Recorded in Sydney at Eargasm Studios with highly acclaimed award winning producer Craig Porteils (Gun & Roses, Terence Trent D’arby & Diesel) with songs written in some of the most exotic locations around the world and featuring premier Fijian artist Knox!

Showcasing Hoad’s extensive musical talent and pushing the boundaries with a mash up of styles and genres from rock to folk to high energy pumping, thumping roots and the occasional ballad. Album highlights include Power of the Rock inspired by Uluru (Ayers Rock) written on the Cigar Box guitar and featuring Didgeridoo, Hillbilly From Cocklebiddy, a story about crossing the Nullabor plain, the catchy and unforgettable Ain’t Gonna Get No Love From Me featuring Shalane O'Connors of Siskin River on vocals and the title track Home Is Where The Heart Is, a tribute to Hoad’s mother country Fiji.

The Album release is accompanied by an extensive Australian Tour taking in almost every major regional and capitol city across the country. The tour kicks off in WA followed by SA, NSW, QLD, ACT and NT finishing up in Victoria in October.

“I can’t wait to get back on the road again; the new live show is bigger and better than ever with a whole lotta new and unique instruments. I’m really pushing the boundaries, says Hoad. Home Is Where The Heart Is represents all aspects of what I have to offer and it captures the live and unique sound of my show like never before. Working with Craig Porteils was an incredible experience. He just has that knack to make every track that little bit more special”.

Hoad’s high-energy live show sees him sitting in a cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, dulcimer, dulsitar, cigar box guitar, wine box bass, weissenborn lap steel, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and more. Lungs, hands and feet work in harmony as he fuses all genres of music, creating a sound, from just one person, which has to be seen to be believed!!

Power of the Rock is currently available… 
As a preview single for free download on Triple J (www.triplejunearthed.com/JayHoad)
And as a new music video on YouTube (www.youtube.com/JayHoadBand)
Home Is Where The Heart Is is scheduled for release May 5