Jay is a Scottish composer, musician and songwriter currently based in Canberra, Australia. Since completing his Masters in Composition at The University of Edinburgh, he has turned his hand to many creative fields, focusing mainly on original musical theatre.
His first complete musical A Gentleman’s Game was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, and soon after he was invited to showcase his work to industry leaders in Edinburgh and London.
In Australia, Jay has collaborated with companies producing some of the most exciting work in Australian theatre, including scores for Lakespeare’s productions of Richard III, and Songs and Sonnets - a show devised around the pairing of his original songs with Shakespeare Sonnets. His most recent collaboration with Sport For Jove on their feature film Venus and Adonis further showcased his ability to write music commensurate to the richness of Shakespearean language.
Jay is currently working on a new musical titled ZERO, exploring the legacy of journalist John Hersey and the bombing of Hiroshima.