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“Jay Gilday has a rare convergence of skills in the world of singer-songwriters.  Jay has an ability to pull the listener into a particularly vivid experience, with his warm vocal instrument coupled with his dynamic instrumental foundation.  Jay’s rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition but unique…Jay Gilday stands out from the pack.”

Peter North,
Artistic Director/Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

“Jay Gilday is a strong, passionate and committed singer.  Jay’s diverse songwriting skills are framed in a tight, exceptionally well recorded, all-round soulful album.”

Holger Petersen,
CBC and CKUA Host
Stony Plain Records
Author: Talking Music & Talking Music 2

“Jay Gilday has a world class voice. He’s also got something to say. Faster Than Light is is certainly one of best records released in Western Canada this year.”

Chris Wynters,
Six Shooter Records

“I love the hook-laden melodies of the songs on Jay Gilday’s Faster than Light album. Waking Up and Guess I’ll See You are stand-out tracks. Dream Your Dreams is wonderfully intense.”

Chris Martin,
Associate Producer,
CBC Radio



Jay's Story

Jay gilday

“Elemental, earthy, & raw.”

As a songwriter, Jay threads together the colors of his own ancestral traditions: Dene spirituals, Irish ballads, Canadian folk and rock. He was raised in a family of accomplished musicians on the tundra of Yellowknife, where his music electrifies its never-ending days and nights.

On his second full-length record, Faster than Light (2016), Jay’s voice is bathed in a torrent of harmonic electric blues—in turns playful and devastating—perhaps best described as an uncannily soulful brand of rock.



Top Knight Pub • Yellowknife • NWT