Jay Middleton: Vocals
Jay Middleton traded lead vocals with Latoya London on Allstar Jukebox for two years until she was signed to American Idol (4th place, 2004). As Oakland’s mayor, Jerry Brown officially declared May 4th Latoya Day in 2004 after American Idol’s successful Oakland native Latoya London, Jay accompanied Latoya on vocals for the induction ceremony at the Oakland Civic Center with Allstar Jukebox. As lead singer of Occam’s Razor in 1995, Jay’s song, “She Said” hit #55 in the top 100 chart, with 1,000 spins a week on American Radio stations. Occam’s Razor received major airplay on KFOG, KOME & Live 105; and played a 3-song live set on KFOG. Occam’s received 2nd place in the KOME Battle of the Bands – 1994, 2nd place in the Burlingame Rock and Roll Rumble, and was a featured artist showcase for the colleges National Activities Coordinators Association. Mister Moon, the hit from Occam’s 2nd album was produced by 5-time Grammy Award winning producer John Cuniberti (producer for Joe Satriani). Occam’s played at prestigious San Francisco venues like the Fillmore and the Great American Music Hall, and Los Angeles classics like the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and the Roxy Theater. Jay Middleton sang and wrote songs that appeared on TV shows Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five. Jay co-authored many tunes for television with 9-time Emmy award winner Dominic Messinger as well as Marsh McCall, executive producer of NBC’s “Just Shoot Me.”
Don’t miss Jay rip through the Tower of Power original, “What Is Hip” with Skip. Try the 2008 “Going To California” video for a dreamy cosmic journey with Jay on vocals. Jay pours his soul into it as he rips through the Zep classic “Ramble On” at the 2007 Rock for Hope.
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