I play Rock music but I am not a Rock musician,

I play Americana music but I am not an Americana musician,

I play Folk music but I am not a Folk musician,

I play Electronic music but I am not an Electronica musician...

I am a Musician.

Jay Stapley is a guitarist, writer, and producer with over 40 years’ experience at all levels of the music business.

Credits include Roger Waters, Scott Walker, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Toyah, Denys Midnight Runners, Shakin’ Stevens, Westernhagen, and many more.

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Hi all, seems to have gone quiet here?
This is a song I wrote for Neil Watson's book "Florida Key."
[New Release] A bonus track from "Edge of the World" featuring preachers ranting.
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[New Release] Inspired by my sailing adventures and the Greeks, who ascribed an identity to each of the wind directions.
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[New Release] One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day...
[New Release] One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day...
[New Release] One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day...
[New Release] One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day...
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ThanksRay:)
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Thanks! It was fun to do:-)
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Thanks Nick:-)
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
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[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
Jay Stapley on Caledonian Tune  2 years ago
 
[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
Jay Stapley on Banks of the Tay  2 years ago
 
[New Release] Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
[New Release] A long read for a long listen: this track is around 30 minutes long. I invited my fellow guitarists to contribute a 16-bar solo of their...
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by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Dark Country
This is a song I wrote for Neil waste's launch of his book "Florida Key." A passing nod to Blues Saraceno here:-)
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
A bonus track from "Edge of the World" featuring preachers ranting.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
Inspired by my sailing adventures and the Greeks, who ascribed an identity to each of the wind directions.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Electric guitar, improvisation, Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day for a week to get his hand back in after a period in which he did little painting. These are totally unedited: you can hear me walk into the studio at the beginning of some of them.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Electric guitar, improvisation, Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day for a week to get his hand back in after a period in which he did little painting. These are totally unedited: you can hear me walk into the studio at the beginning of some of them.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Electric guitar, improvisation, Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day for a week to get his hand back in after a period in which he did little painting. These are totally unedited: you can hear me walk into the studio at the beginning of some of them.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Electric guitar, improvisation, Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
One of a series of improvised guitar pieces inspired by a painter friend, James Weaver, who set himself the task of doing a sketch a day for a week to get his hand back in after a period in which he did little painting. These are totally unedited: you can hear me walk into the studio at the beginning of some of them.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Scotland
Improvised solo acoustic guitar inspired by the Scottish landscape.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Experimental, art, guitar
A long read for a long listen: this track is around 30 minutes long. I invited my fellow guitarists to contribute a 16-bar solo of their own composition and a 4-bar arpeggio specified by me over a beat and chord sequence I'd made. 26 of them sent me material: the first solo is mine and then the rest follow one after the other. Guitarists ranging from legends like Elliot Randall (Steely Dan, etc.,) Geoff Whitehorn (everybody else apart from Steely Dan) to students, hobbyists, professionals and semi-professionals. None of the material is edited: all are exactly as I received them. It's called "The Discipline Project" because I wanted to see how many would follow the prescribed part of the brief (something I've been notably bad at throughout my session career, tending to go off at tangents as inspiration strikes.) I'm very grateful to all who contributed and have encouraged them to sign up here and send me their wallet addresses so I can share the proceeds with them. Please feel free to share and enjoy: this is an example of the kind of collaboration made possible by technology, so often described as a destructive influence, but sown here in a better light.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Summer, chill out, Ambient, Electronica
Sun, sea, sand and...
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Folk, acoustic, Ethnic, Scotland, Scottish, solo acoustic guitar
One of a series of improvised acoustic guitar instrumentals evoking the Scottish Lochs
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
"They won't let me on the telly 'cos I'm old, fat and smelly..."
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
A protest song. Needless to say, it changed the world.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
Written on Obama's first election. Sadly, the zombie remains of John Wayne now occupies the White House.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
The Minstrel tell his life story live in London. Listen to the lyrics to learn how to become a session musician.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
The uncensored version of the theme song for a generation of middle-aged men: parental advisory... please warn your parents before they listen to this.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica, comedy, humorous, humour
The burning question of our age. Comes complete with authentic harmonica solo.
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient electronica guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
Ambient electronica guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient electronica guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient guitar electronica chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient electronica guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
ambient guitar chill out
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
"My heart is battle-weary, weary from the fight..."
by Jay Stapley
Released 2 years ago
Alt-Rock, Americana, Blues, Ambient, Electronica
Song about being a misfit, the odd one out.