A Texas native turned New Yorker, Jay Brannan is an authentic, solo singer/songwriter who loves to sing, loves to travel, and writes from the heart. He has been playing his sweet & sad folk songs—tempered with a healthy dose of humor—all around the globe since 2006.
He also appeared as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation Shortbus, in which his song “Soda Shop” was the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album (released by Bright Eyes’ Team Love Records).
Brannan has released a string of albums, all of which topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter & Billboard Heatseekers charts: goddamned, produced by Will Golden (Meiko, Michelle Branch); In Living Cover, a collection of 2 originals & 7 covers, recorded from a bedroom in his friend Drew Brody’s Brooklyn apartment; Rob Me Blind, produced by the legendary David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Bangles, Paul McCartney, etc.); Around the World in 80 Jays, a collection of 9 international cover songs spanning 6 different languages; and Always, Then, & Now, his latest full-length album of originals.
Brannan’s touring has taken him multiple times around the world, throughout the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. He remains on the road (and in the sky), occasionally stopping to perform songs from his newest EP New York, New York, as well as old favorites.