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Jay acted as musical director and played guitar in the San Diego production of Spider Baby the Musical. The rock musical was first produced in 2004 and is based on the 1964 cult horror film of the same name. The music was composed by Enrique Acosta, and arranged for the San Diego production by Jay.
Jay focused on tailoring the songs to the show's talented cast, subtly but significantly altering some songs and completely re-arranging another. The videos here include two songs captured during performance, as well as two songs filmed during the San Diego cast recording sessions.
I Don't Want To Be Elizabeth
W E E
A collection of songs written by Stevie Jackson (of Belle & Sebastian) and Glasgow artist NADFLY (Nicola Atkinson), performed as part of a gallery exhibit. Jay played melodica and guitar as part of the Wee Band.
Jay also arranged mariachi renditions of the songs, which were then played during the exhibit's closing night.
Moving (Mariachi Version)
T W E L F T H N I G H T
Jay wrote music for a Rock 'n' Roll version of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (produced at Messiah College in Grantham, PA).
Here are videos of two of the songs as performed by the cast.
Oh Mistress Mine