MP3 jayah - first egg cracked
A musical journey from the windswept shores of Ireland to the dancehalls in New Orleans and everything in between.
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, WORLD: Celtic
A diverse progressive folk/rock band from New York City with a broad spectrum of styles and influences; from Mozart to the Chieftains, combined with unforgettable melodies, creative arrangements .
Jayah''s music has been evolving since the days of the Bronx Irish Theatre, where singer/songwriter Stephen Smallhorne began penning tunes for such notable productions as The Risen People, among others. It was there that he met singer Sheila O''Leary, (formerly of legendary Trad. outfit Solas) and a personal as well as a musical friendship was formed. While having informal music sessions at the legendary An Beal Bocht Café in Riverdale, guitarist Séamus Daly and bassist Dean Marchi were first drawn to Stephen''s music, and Jayah was born. Jayah''s music, while difficult to categorize since each song stands on its own, is reminiscent of a blend of classic rockers like Yes, traditional Irish artists like Mary Black, and folk-rockers like the Waterboys .
Stephen''s songwriting, with its rich melodies and lush harmonies, is the ideal setting for Sheila''s soulful voice, and their arrangements perfectly showcase the talents of all the band members - whether they are performing with the core quartet, or with the 13-piece "Jayah big-band. It''s no wonder that the Irish Voice wrote that Jayah is "a band worth watching for."