|Birth name||Jason Mehler|
8 September 1971 |
Philadelphia, United States
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, psychedelic rock, space rock|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar|
|Associated acts||Beady Eye, Kasabian|
Jason "Jay" Mehler (born 8 September 1971) is a musician from Philadelphia, United States. He played guitar in British rock band Kasabian from 2006 to 2012. He is now a touring member of Beady Eye, having joined the band in 2013 after leaving Kasabian.
During the recording of Kasabian's second album, Empire, Christopher Karloff, one of the band's guitarists and songwriters, left the band due to "creative and artistic differences". Jay Mehler was his replacement.
He was a permanent touring member of Kasabian, although he was not involved with most of the promotional work that the band did. While he is not credited on Empire, Jay plays on the b-sides to the singles released off the album and also features in the video for the song "Empire".
Jay utilises Gretsch guitars live accompanied by Vox amplifiers, notably the AC30CC2X. He also has been seen utilising Marshall Bluesbreakers. He uses a Blackstar HT-Dual pedal to create his tone, with him saying the pedal is the "base of his live sound". He has also been seen using a Univibe pedal, a Boss TR-2 Tremolo, a Boss tuner and the Small Clone and Small Stone from Electro Harmonix.
- Kasabian split shock
- VOX Artists | Jay Mehler of Kasabian
- Sergio speaks on Jay's move to Beady Eye
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