Jay Darlington

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Jay Darlington
Also known as The Shroud, Gandalf, Jesus
Born 3 May 1968,[1][2]
Sidcup, Kent[3]
Genres Indie rock, Britpop,[3] raga rock, alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock
Instruments Keyboards, Hammond organ, mellotron, piano, electronics
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Oasis
Beady Eye
Kula Shaker
Les Fleur de Lys
Magic Bus

Jay Darlington (born 3 May 1968, Sidcup, Kent) is an English keyboardist who has played as a member of the band Kula Shaker[4] and as a live member of Oasis.

Early life and Kula Shaker: 1968-1999[edit]

He went to Oxted County Senior School in Oxted, Surrey, England.[5] He joined Kula Shaker as an organ player in 1994. He departed in 1999.

Oasis: 2000-2009[edit]

He originally joined Oasis in 2004 as a live keyboardist. He played on the subsequent tours, up until the very last tour in the summer of 2009. During the tours of the last album, Noel Gallagher would introduce and thank both Darlington and new drummer Chris Sharrock. He sometimes did this with Zak Starkey on the previous album's tours, as they were both essentially touring members. During these introductions and thank yous, Gallagher would often refer to him as "The Shroud", or more popularly, "Jesus Christ", a reference to Darlington's hair and facial hair arrangement. This led to chants of "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ..." at the later concerts. In the Lord Don't Slow Me Down film's commentary, Gallagher refers to him as "Gandalf".


With Kula Shaker[edit]

With Oasis[edit]

With Magic Bus[edit]

  • "Magic Bus" (2010)
  • "Transmission from Sogmore's Garden" (2014)


  1. ^ "Jay Darlington, born in London, England, keyboardist... May 3 in History". Brainyhistory.com. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1256900/
  3. ^ a b "Jay Darlington". Facebook. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p237866
  5. ^ "Jay Darlington". Facebook. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03.