Jay Taylor, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Jay Taylor was born in Manchester, the son of a bass player and a showgirl. He has been variously… In-house promoter-manager at Manchester’s Night & Day Café and Manchester235 Casino, a radio presenter, studio producer, illustrator (notably at Deadline Magazine alongside Jamie Hewlett et al), a music journalist, shoe model, Mister February in the inaugural Beards of Manchester calendar, Gold Blade guitarist, partner in the wonderful folly that was Manchester’s first urban beach project, and tour manager for the sensational Ren Harvieu.

Jay is currently carving up his time between being running the diary at Manchester’s superb Ruby Lounge venue, promoting shows elsewhere under his Classic Slum moniker, and occasionally working as promoter’s rep for SJM Concerts; he’s also a Musician’s Union Gig Section committee member, a PRS Foundation advisor, and Mancunian A&R correspondent for the Sound City Festival Emerging Talent Applications. Alongside toiling away on the 3rd LP from his unwieldy 8 piece combo Bone-box, Jay is also working on the soundtrack to the UFO road-movie documentary ‘Cosmic Whistleblowers’ out in 2015.


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