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NAT JAY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF QUIET DREAMS 

For immediate release:                                                                             
August 18, 2015

 
VANCOUVER’S NAT JAY CELEBRATES WCMA NOMINATION WITH
RELEASE OF FINELY CRAFTED ACOUSTIC EP

 
QUIET DREAMS
AVAILABLE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ON ITUNES
 
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY TO TAKE PLACE AT THE
RICKSHAW THEATRE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT 8:00PM
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.RICKSHAWTHEATRE.COM
 
(Vancouver, BC) ~ Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Nat Jay is thrilled to announce the release of her acoustic EP, Quiet Dreams, on iTunes Tuesday, September 8. This release marks one year since the release of her highly acclaimed debut full-length, All I Think When I Wake Up, which is up for Pop Album of the Year at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards the following week.
 
To celebrate this latest contribution to her growing catalogue, Nat Jay will host an album release party on Saturday, September 12 at the Rickshaw Theatre in historic Chinatown at 8:00pm. Advance tickets are now available online at www.rickshawtheatre.com or at the venue the night of the performance.  Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
 
Nat Jay will perform two sets at this unique show – one acoustic set with guitar and strings, and one full band set. The opener for the evening will be local buzz artist Jasper Sloan Yip, who is fresh off appearances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Arts Wells, and the Tiny Lights Festival.
 
Recorded in Vancouver at FaderMountain Sound with long-time collaborator and producer Winston Hauschild, Quiet Dreams showcases several heavyweights, including Gretsch Guitar artist, Paul Pigat (Jakob Dylan, Neko Case), and a duet with Hey Ocean! lead singer, Ashleigh Ball (“Something This Way Comes”). Also highlighted are string players Caitlin Grieve (Cairo) and Doug Gorkoff (Black Dog Quartet). Quiet Dreams has already received international recognition with placements on Channel 7’s popular TV show Winners & Losers in Australia. Intended as a tribute to Nat Jay’s nominated full-length, the EP contains two acoustic—and very different—versions of tracks from All I Think When I Wake Up, as well as the artist’s first ever cover release, a touching guitar and vocal rendition of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.”
 
“There’s an intimacy in an acoustic performance that can be extremely moving for the audience, and as a listener, this has always been my favourite kind of music to experience,” say Jay. “It was exciting to see these songs come to life in such a quiet and simple setting. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I was lucky to be joined by some amazing guests on the album, who helped bring out the character of each song.”
 
Since the release of her debut EP Lights Across the Sky in 2008, Nat Jay has shared the stage with Canada’s own two-time JUNO Award winner Dan Mangan, Matthew Barber, Oh Susanna, and Justin Rutledge, as well as New York City’s Jay Brannan and Australia’s folk-blues group, Angus & Julia Stone.
 
Nat Jay’s compelling and highly accomplished vocal delivery has been compared with such powerful performers as Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, and the Dixie Chicks.  Her emotive songwriting ability has earned her a BCCMA nomination for SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, an appearance as a featured songwriter at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and a guest spot on CBC Radio 2’s “Canada Live.” Most recently, Jay earned a co-writing credit with the legendary Stephen Bishop for the song “Loveless” from his 2014 album Be Here Then, and All I Think When I Wake Up was named in PopDose’s Top 10 Pop Albums of 2014, touting her as “the pop revelation of the year.” 

NAT JAY AT HARMONY ARTS FEST! 

Catch Nat Jay's acoustic set at the beautiful Harmony Arts Festival this weekend in West Vancouver.
Nat's set will be at 2pm on Sunday, August 2.
A stage set overlooking the ocean and artisans galore! This is a FREE ALL AGES festival.

NAT JAY ANNOUNCES EP RELEASE PARTY 

Nat Jay is excited to announce that she will be celebrating the release of her acoustic EP, Quiet Dreams, on September 12 at the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver! Tickets go on sale July 31, 2015 and can be purchased online at www.rickshawtheatre.com or at the following retail outlets:

-Red Cat Records
-Highlife Records
-Neptoon Records

Nat will be joined by opener Jasper Sloan Yip, who is fresh off performances at Vancouver Folk Fest and ArtsWells.

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622887861286085/

NAT JAY AT HILLCREST SUMMER FEST! 

Catch a feature performance from Nat Jay on Saturday, July 4th at 3pm at the Hillcrest Summer Festival! The Main stage will be located in the parking lot between Nat Bailey Stadium and the outdoor pool.

NEW AUDIO DIARY POSTED! 

"It's been a while since I posted an Audio Diary, and in honour of my WCMA nomination, I thought it would be a good time! These diaries give you a taste of the songs on "All I Think When I Wake Up" and I talk a little about the writing and recording of each song. There are 8 more (and 1 more to come) on my soundcloud if you want to catch up! Today's Audio Diary is about "This Town" --a song for anyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in." --Nat  

NAT JAY NOMINATED FOR POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR @ WCMAs 

"I'm so excited to announce that my album, All I Think When I Wake Up, has been nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards! This is such an unexpected honour and I'm so proud of the team that helped me put this project together." -Nat Jay

The Western Canadian Music Awards will take place September 17-20 in Victoria, BC.

For more info: http://breakoutwest.ca/blog/2015-wcma-nominees-are/

PRESS RELEASE - "AN INDIE ARTIST'S GUIDE TO MUSIC LICENSING IN FILM & TV WITH NAT JAY" 

For immediate release:
VANCOUVER’S NAT JAY SHARES MUSIC INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE IN PEER-TO-PEER SEMINAR

“AN INDIE ARTIST’S GUIDE TO MUSIC LICENSING IN FILM & TV”
MAY 10 AT VSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1pm-4pm

(Vancouver, BC) ~ Singer, songwriter and recording artist Nat Jay is excited to announce her seminar, "An Indie Artist's Guide to Music Licensing in Film & TV" on Sunday, May 10 at the VSO School of Music (843 Seymour Street) from 1pm to 4pm.

Since releasing her first demo in 2007, Nat Jay's folk-pop songs have garnered close to thirty placements in film and TV such as The Hills, The City, Awkward, Heartland, Degrassi, Continuum, Bitten, and most recently Australia’s Winners & Losers.  An accomplishment for any independent artist, this feat has not only built her a reputation in the local music industry, but has also gained her fans from countries around the world.

Nat Jay's entrance into sync licensing came through a fateful turn of events when the first song she ever record - an unmixed, unmastered demo of her song "Love When I Can" - was placed in an emotional end-of-episode montage of the ABC series Men In Trees in 2008.  Since then, she has done everything she can to develop her knowledge and network in this sector of the industry, and is looking forward to sharing this knowledge with her peers.

"The question I get asked the most by both new and established artists is always, 'How do you get your music placed in film and TV?'", says Jay.  "The tough thing is, it's not a short answer.  It's something that has taken me years to learn and is continuously evolving.  I wanted to find a way to address this question for as many artists as I could, so I broke it down into a step-by-step approach and came up with the idea for the seminar."

With a background in public speaking and many years of experience in the performing arts, this has been a natural fit for Jay.  She has already presented several successful lectures for Music Publishing classes at Pacific Audio Visual Institute and has now opened up registration for her first public seminar.

"Educational panels and seminars in the music industry are traditionally run by industry professionals.  Hearing the info come from a peer, who is out there working hard and trying to have a successful career just like they are, carries a special kind of value for artists.  It's coming from someone they can relate to and gives them something attainable to strive for.  It feels more like we're all in this together."

The registration fee for An Indie Artist’s Guide to Music Licensing in Film & TV with Nat Jay is $99.  Registration is required at www.natjay.com/seminar.

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NAT JAY ANNOUNCES SEMINAR ON MUSIC LICENSING 

Nat Jay has become known by fans all over the world thanks to placements in TV shows like The Hills, Awkward, Men In Trees, Heartland, Degrassi, and more. She'll be sharing her knowledge in an intensive seminar in Vancouver on May 10, that shows indie artists a practical, step-by-step approach to getting music placed in film and TV. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at www.natjay.com/seminar. Early bird registration ends April 10!
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NOMINATED FOR
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2015 WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS
AVAILABLE ON SPOTIFY & APPLE MUSIC

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