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original grunge/PUNK/ rock
& Improvisation

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

AUGUST 2024

VICTORIOUS 

23/24/25 AUGUST 2024, SOUTHSEA

Friday 23rd August - Victorious 

THE JAY GROOVARA BAND

RadWeb Stage 12.55pm - 1.25pm

Thursday 1st August 

Thursday Live Presents

at The Gaiety Bar.

South Parade Pier, Southsea
THE JAY GROOVARA BAND
plus guests. 

MAY 2024

May 

Saturday 4th May 2024

CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST GIG 

Rose In June - 102 Copnor Rd Portsmouth 

Featuring:

EDENRAY 

THE JAY GROOVARA BAND

OTHERS TBC 

MARCH 2024

Friday 29th March 2024

The Hobbit Pub, Southampton 

HEAVY ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA! 

Featuring:

BEWARE THE MOONSHINE 

THE JAY GROOVARA BAND

EDENRAY 

JANUARY 2024

Friday 19th January 2024

The Art House,  Southampton 

PUNK UNPLUGGED  

featuring: 

CHARLIE NOISE

EVERYONE LIES

THE JAY GROOVARA BAND

NOW WE ARE DEAD

OCTOBER  2023 

Saturday 14th Oct

The RailWay Inn, Winchester  8pm 

Weekender Offender Records 

SEPTEMBER  2023 

Sunday 24th Sept

The Wedgewood Rooms

Food Bank Charity Event 

AUGUST 2023 

18th August

Jays Acustica Night, featuring: Jay Groovara Band, Alien Greystar,  Mark Handely,

Skinny Stanley 

Live at Chicken Mania - 88 Clarendon Rd Southsea. 

13th August 

Katies Bar 134 High Street PO12 1EA Gosport, UK

12th August

Jays Acustica Night, featuring Carlitos Play 

Sasha Aplin, Mark Handely, Jay Groovara Band, Skinny Stanley 

Live at Chicken Mania - 88 Clarendon Rd Southsea.

JULY 2023 

28th July 

Staggeringly Good Brewery 8pm 

Wednesday 12July 7:30pm 

The Birdcage, Southsea, supporting Maya Zeltzer, Joker Monk Fool.  (VIDEO HERE)

Thursday 6th July 7pm 

The Brunswick. Brighton, supporting Maya Zeltzer, Joker Monk Fool. 

JUNE 2023 

22nd June 8pm 

Staggeringly Good Brewery 8pm 

8th June 8pm 

Staggeringly Good Brewery 8pm 

MAY 2023 

Friday 12th May 8pm 

Weekend Offender Records Showcase night

The 5th Hants Southsea Portsmouth 

8pm Thursday 4th April 

NUE WAVES 

The Loft, Southsea.

THURSDAY : Grandmars House, Skins, The Jay Groovara Band, 

APRIL 2023 

JAYS ACUSTICA NIGHT  

EVERY THURSDAY : The Jay Groovara Band will be performing regular live spots at the popular Acustica Night  based at Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

FRIDAY NIGHT SLIP STREAM - EVERY FRIDAY 7PM -8PM Jay Groovara Live Streaming on 

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MARCH 2023 

8PM Thursday March 23rd 2023

JAYS ACUSTICA NIGHT 

The Jay Groovara Band will be hosting an Open Mic Night at:  Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

FRIDAY NIGHT SLIP STREAM - EVERY FRIDAY 7PM -8PM Jay Groovara Live Streaming on 

Creative Xchange  -  Please sign up to view this stream. Donations Welcome. 

FEBRUARY  2023 

8PM Thursday Feb 23rd 2023

JAYS ACUSTICA NIGHT 

The Jay Groovara Band will be hosting an Open Mic Night at: Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

7PM Thursday Feb 15th 2023 

VALENTINES NIGHT 

Jay Groovara will be performing some love songs at the popular Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

6PM Thursday Feb 11th 2023 

CARIOCA BAR 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY 

The Carioca Bar will be celebrating its first year since opening in 2021. Jay Groovara will be performing along with other acts (TBC)  Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

FRIDAY NIGHT SLIP STREAM - EVERY FRIDAY 7PM -8PM Jay Groovara Live Streaming on 

Creative Xchange  -  Please sign up to view this stream. Donations Welcome. 

JANUARY   2023 

8PM Thursday Jan 26th 2023

JAYS ACUSTICA NIGHT 

The Jay Groovara Band will be hosting an Open Mic Night at: Carioca Emporio Ltd., 88 Clarendon Road, Southsea.

Jay Groovara is a singer songwriter and improvisationalist from Southern England. He has been writing original material and performing for several years now, gigging across the Uk, Ireland and the United States.


Of particular note is his ability to come up with a song based on audience suggestions. Give him three ideas and they will give you a narrative in song. It might not be the next Justin Bieber hit but it will be something you can call your own. "The song writing process comes very easily to me…" States Jay. "improvisation is really just an extension of that art in its purest form"

 

 

 

SINGLE OUT ON VINYL !! 

Finally! After 25 years of playing flee pits, dive bars and toilets, the Jay Groovara Band finally got a little record deal going with

Week End Offender Records. 

Grab your limited vinyl single HERE

THE DEAD NYMPHETTES JOIN  JGB ! 

The JGB were recently graced by the presence of the provocative Dead Nymphettes, who danced and serenaded for them at Punk Fest PUNK DEMIC in Chichester over this Halloween. "I was very pleased to have them onboard" Said Jay. "I saw them perform with Jimmy & The Death Rattles just before Lockdown 2020 and was totally blown away!"

So it may turn out that the band will have them back for future shows and  The Dead Nymphettes will become a regular feature of their live stage antics. 

 

MUSIC VIDEO

Six Months, 168 days and numerous hours later the music video to the popular song "Zombies" is now online. Featuring thirty zombies, the talents of Jonny Lightning VFX and Retro Central Studios, the music video is the most ambitious to date. Utilising green screen techniques and real location work, to blend the ideas together of a post apocalyptic world, ruled by zombies. 

Check it out HERE: 

ALBUM - DELAYED 

Previous news: 
Well its about time folks. Jay Groovara's first album hopes to re-ignite his interest in live performance.
"Im hoping that if enough people like the music , they'll  come and see the shows too, maybe even buy the Album, its been a while"


Despite performing on the music circuit for many years, the concept of doing an album has only come about of recent. "I guess I kept putting it off, because life usually conspires to put these things to the back of the pecking order but at the same time nothing gets done - so yeah - Im doing it now"


The album is currently under production, blending traditional and digital recording techniques. Music wise it will
be a collection of 12 folk rock songs, flavoured with Grunge, Americana and bluesy approaches. "in some ways, it will be a very American album, because those are my influences - I'm not really trying to re-invent the wheel, just make an rock album and see if anyone likes it"


No release date has been confirmed of yet but the Album is projected to be completed by late 2023.

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