Jay Edward


Other Percussion, Background Singer.


Hello there, my name is Joe and I am one of the many local talented performers here in the Ottawa area. I have been a professional musician for over 25 years and have toured with acts such as Tempest, Tokyo Rose and Sweet Rock All.
As well as performing live, I have also had involvement in several studio productions doing commercials for companies such as Air Canada, Carlsberg Breweries, CP Air, the Canadian Space Agency, 54 Rock Radio, along with a few others.
My easy listening repertoire consists of many classic rock artists such as Pink Floyd, Eagles, Supertramp, Styx, various 80's tracks and the like. The show is mellow, yet vibrant enough to satisfy even the most difficult critic.
Presently appearing under the pseudonym Jay Edward, I strive to provide that my greatest effort for every show is executed. The music combined with professionalism and showmanship ensure my audiences are as pleased as I can make them.
This years' show embraces a different parameter of live production. Using phase cancelled audio, digital sequencing and other DAW techniques, I will be using backing tracks which will implement a FULL BAND sound without having the issues that sometimes are encountered in the "band" drama. I simply do not have any time or patience for that atmosphere. However, I do very much enjoy sharing the spotlight and stage with another performer.
I would like to have a percussionist with vocal capability for background singing. Preferably, no sticks....simply a mobile setup using bongos/cajon, block, shaker, tambourine, etc. A unidirectional microphone and stand would be a plus. If you are interested, please contact me at email below and we shall discuss further. YES...this is a PAID position based on a percentage formula of contributions from clients. Will explain further during interview/audition process...THANKS.

You may email me at jay_edward@outlook.com or friend me on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007405605408

Screen name:
Jay Edward
Member since:
Sep 25 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Pink Floyd, Styx, Eagles, Rush, Zeppelin and other great Classic Rock artists...

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Yamaha Elect/Acoustic guitar, Roland amplification, Helicon audio processing, SM58, 9 Par20 floodlights, 3 promolights, 2 spotlights, backdrop, etc...


Past Events

Tentative start date for the 2016 Performance Season. Taking place at Jack Purcell Community Center on Elgin St., Ottawa. Warm up set to start around 19:30 and full show at sunset....yee haw!!!