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My name is Jay, I'm a hard rock guitarist and song writer living in Croydon.
I'm looking to start a Hard Rock band with a metal edge - the last time I had to explain what I was aiming for when I started my current band was - imagine Guns and Roses/sex pistols/Motley Crue covers played by Stonesour through Metallicas stage set up.
Hard rock with a punk attitude with a Metal edge
To give you some background on me - I used to run Jersey's Music shop where I became the leader and founding member of FlashMob - one of the Channel Island's biggest Rock acts.
My knowledge of guitars and band equipment is extensive and combined with my degree in Industrial design this allows me the ability to mend, maintain and improve my equipment as well as design album covers, banners and merchandise. (get a look at some of my work at www./flashmobjersey to see how I have done so far.) I also have a talent for video and video editing.
I've trained myself (with the help of my brother) in home studio practices and I am happy to send Demo recordings I have made at home on request. (my soundcloud needs a serious update)
I have also gigged extensively with functions bands and in a pub rock capacity as I view this as paid practice (and just great fun).
When I set out with FlashMob my aim was to write some cool music, hear a few crowds singing my music back at me, become an established force to be reckoned with on the local rock scene and headline some of the Channel Islands local festivals - an aim we achieved last year.
Unfortunately through a series of personal reasons the band came to a grinding halt a year ago when we lost 2 members and that left me thinking that a move back to London (where I went to uni) was on the cards. Unfortunately FlashMob has had its day now, we have been limping on with new members - but the band just isn't the same. (I'll explain all of this over beer)
I'd like to start over with the same aims in London - become an established local rock act, headline some cool gigs, record and sell some music, and try and push onwards and upwards all the time - I'd like to really try and make a success of this new band and see how far we go while we have some fun.
To give you a taster of what FlashMob was and the kind of thing I would like to do:
This is our opener at Chaos when we headlined the Sunday night.
This was the 2014 set we did at Guernsey's Chaos Festival before Therapy?
In both videos I'm the guitarist with the Red Les Paul and shorter hair standing on the left hand side of the screen (stage right)
In this video I'm the Flying V
All the original songs performed in these are written by me and that is the style I tend to lean towards.
If this all seems like something you might be interested in getting involved with then let me know by email and get me on and we'll meet up once I arrive in January - search Jay Du Heaume to find me and if that doesn't work go through www./flashmobjersey or email me back on jayduheaume@
- Screen name:
- Jay Du Heaume
- Member since:
- Dec 29 2016
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
Slash, Guns and Roses, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Sex Pistols, Rage against the machine, Megadeth Metallica, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jimmy Hendrix, Joe Bonnamassa, Slipknot, Black Stone Cherry, Sum 41, Free, Classic stuff like Elvis and Status Quo - I believed there is a time and a place for everything.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Bass Guitar:
Gibson Slash Vermillion Les Paul, Gibson Flying V, Gibson 70's Tribute Les Paul, Custom shop strat, Line 6 Helix, Hughes and Kettner Tubemiester Deluxe 40 - various pedals
Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass, Boss Bass pedal board
The Riot Song
The Riot Song Year: 2015 Album: Riot Genre: Metal
This is a song I wrote for FlashMob, my previous band that i left in Jersey to move to London. The song is about the London Riots and the guitars and bass are recorded played on the recording by me. The drums in the recording are a roland TK15 drum kit fed directly into a roland interface and the guitar and bass tones are created using a Line6 UX2 interface and POD software. the band itself was a 5 piece outfit, 2 guitars bass drums and Singer. For more FlashMob please visit: https://flashmobjersey.bandcamp.com/ or search Jayduheaume in youtube for live performances