Johnson Jay is an Australian guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and London, UK. He has worked with Grammy, Ivor Novello and Aria award winning producers and musicians including Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Trex, U2), Craig Porteils (Guns N Roses, Fleetwood Mac), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, Faces, The Who), Steve Ferrone (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty), Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics), and Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz). He continues to lend his talents both in the studio and on stage to various high profile acts.
In between touring and studio time, Johnson Jay writes and composes his own music and collaborates with other artists on original material. With a distinctive Americana sound, somewhere between Keith Urban and Lyle Lovett, he crosses traditional country music and southern rock with romantic and humorous narratives.
“One of the best guitarists I’ve ever worked with” - Tony Visconti, Legendary producer and musician
"An accomplished singer/songwriter and an exceptional guitarist... Second to none" - Craig Porteils, Aria award winning producer
"Great Player... really great!" - Gerry Leonard, guitarist/writer David Bowie Suzanne Vega
“..a fantastic writer and one hell of a musician” - R.C Bannon, chart topping songwriter and recording artist
“A master of his craft” - Ralph Murphy, songwriter/producer and Country music hall of fame inductee