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 has released his second album, Where Next?, which brings in additional influences from afrobeat, salsa, 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 is mainly self taught. Gravitating to heavy rock and metal, he toured and recorded with Parricide (UK) and Desecration from 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 various artists including Jay Scott and the Find and Jessica Lee Morgan. He also had a spell of living, writing and recording music in South America. Now back in the UK, Jules is focusing on live work with his quartet and other artists.