Instrument king Jay Hoad to bring island roots to Wanneroo

Jay Hoad will be in Wanneroo this May.
Jay Hoad will be in Wanneroo this May.

MULTI-instrumentalist Jay Hoad is back in Australia after a huge 2018 touring throughout Europe, India and the Pacific Islands.

He will be performing at Leapfrogs in Wanneroo on Saturday, May 4 and Friday, May 10 as part of his Australian tour hitting every state over the coming months.

His high energy shows feature almost 20 instruments blending his Fijian heritage island roots with tribal beats, rock riffs, acoustic ballads and reggae.

Hoad has recorded seven albums over the past 10 years and toured 42 countries.

This year he will perform more than 160 shows across 15 countries, with festival performances scheduled for India and Europe including Glastonbury Festival and WOMAD in the UK.

Jay Hoad is known for having almost 20 instruments with him on stage.

Hoad said he was looking forward to taking the stage in Wanneroo.

“The locals have always been so supportive of the show in this region and I have had some really memorable shows here on past Australian Tours,” he said.

“I absolutely love WA and I’ve got a few days of downtime so looking forward to checking out some of the countryside, which is definitely going to juice me with good vibes to take around Australia and Europe.

“I’m very excited about this year’s tour with so many cool locations and festivals on the various legs and I’m really excited to bring the new tunes and instruments to the fans around the world.

“The skateboard guitar made by my good friend Craig Koen has been stealing the show at the festivals around the world, people just can’t believe the sound that comes out of this thing.”