Jay Smith

Jay Smith

Some of my drumming influences come from former instructors, the late Jim Chapin, Chuck Flores, Michael Cartellone and Glen Sobel. After having the opportunity to attend the P.I.T. program in Los Angeles, California, I put that knowledge to use with the band Trauma (Facedown/Strikefirst Records) on their release Solidarity. I performed on the title tracks of SoCal's KROQ's Kevin and Bean’s albums 'Christmastime In the 909' and ‘'Kevin and Bean‘s Super Christmas'‘. I also was able to play on the 'Kevin and Bean Day' theme song heard regularly on the KROQ morning show. I took over drumming duties for 'Mercy Killers' (with Craig Fairbaugh and Shane Gallagher of +44) on Hellcat Records. More recently, I was able to record with Patricia Day and Henrik Niedermeier of 'The HorrorPops' on their new project 'Kommunion'. I've been able tour with acts such as Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Rob Halford Band, Blink 182, Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, Agent Orange, Ten Foot Pole, August Burns Red, T.S.O.L. and more with live performances on MTV and MTV 2. Other items of note include performing on the featured song in the Emerica skate video, performances shown on Fox Sports, the MTV Documentary “Riding in vans With Boys” and can be seen live on the Facedown Fest DVD. I've performed in American Idol's 'Matt Rogers Band", performed on the Vans Warpt Tour with ‘Me and the Captain’ and L.A.’'s Fangs on Fur (who recently returned from Germany supporting their latest release). I've been lucky to perform with Hour 11 under the Thomas Hazaert Co. management Team. I can also be seen and heard on Sundays and Wednesdays at Revival Fellowship, Menifee CA, broadcast via Revival.TV video podcast reaching the entire world as well as through the websites archives.