Jay has four support slots over the next few days. He plays support to GFischer Z for two nights, Spear of Destiny on a third, and then Mark Burgess for a fourth. See our Shows page for upcoming gigs.
Jay Aston will be interviewed on the It’s All About New Wave podcast tomorrow, Friday 16th July. The show is hosted in the Philippines by Monty Mendigoria. This weekly podcast on Facebook has featured a range of 80s and New Wave musicians. Watch the show with Jay live at 1pm UK time, 8pm Manila time, or catch up later, via the It’s All About New Wave Facebook page.
Released today and available for immediate download is TOS2020, Wayne Hussey and The Mission’s remake of their classic Tower of Strength. Dedicated to front-line workers dealing with Covid-19 with all proceeds going to various charities, the song features various friends of the band who were invited to participate. Along with Jay, the song features a host of artists – Andy Rourke, Billy Duffy, Budgie, Evi Vine, Gary Numan, James Alexander Graham, Julianne Regan, Kevin Haskins, Kirk Brandon, Lol Tolhurst, Martin Gore, Michael Ciravolo, Midge Ure, Miles Hunt, Rachel Goswell, Richard Fortus, Robin Finck, Steve Clarke, Tim Palmer, Trentemøller, and also Michael Aston – all independently contributing to the project. There are various mixes of the song available for download, CD or vinyl, along with t-shirts.
Find out more and order from The Mission’s website.
Jay has ‘Jay Aston’ t-shirts for sale during his current solo shows, but if you didn’t get to any of his live appearances, the shirts are available to order online.
Check them out and order here.
Jay has once again collaborated with Jean-Marc Lederman – previously appearing on Lederman’s album The Last Broadcast On Earth in 2015 – this time reciting the Dylan Thomas poem, I Fellowed Sleep, for the new Jean-Marc Lederman Experience album, 13 Ghost Stories. Also appearing on the album is Julianne Regan reading her story, Triskaidekaphobia. Please note that both Jay and Julianne’s contributions are only available on the 23-track Deluxe Edition. 13 Ghost Stories is available from 1st March.
Here is a clip of Jay’s recital.
Jay was interviewed by Janice Long on her 9th January BBC Radio Wales show. The veteran UK radio disc-jockey – ex-BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and now Radio Wales – had a short chat with Jay and played four Gene Loves Jezebel songs.
Jay played an acoustic support slot to Balaam and the Angel at London’s Islington Academy last night, Saturday 3rd November. Thirty minutes of Gene Loves Jezebel songs with a couple of new ones added to the mix.
Jay dedicated Any Anxious Colour to the recent sad and untimely loss of long-time GLJ fan, Simon ‘Pooh’ Burgess.
Other artists on the bill were 1919, The Last Cry and Siberia.
Jay has a couple of live performances booked in. The first is this coming Saturday at Nambucca in Holloway Road, London. He will be on stage at 7.45pm for a short acoustic set. Venue details are on the Nambucca website.
On Wednesday 24 September, he will be in New York for a slot at the live venue, Berlin. Get more details about the venue on their Facebook page.
Read a recent interview with Jay by Rodrigo Debernardis for Magazine Revisita The 13th here.