Jay Darlington

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Jay Darlington
Birth nameJay Peter Darlington
Also known asThe Shroud, Gandalf, Jesus
Born (1968-05-03) 3 May 1968 (age 50)
Sidcup, Kent, England
GenresIndie rock, Britpop, raga rock, alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock
InstrumentsKeyboards, Hammond organ, mellotron, piano, electronics
Years active1994–present
Associated actsKula Shaker
Les Fleur de Lys
Magic Bus

Jay Peter Darlington (born 3 May 1968 in Sidcup, Kent)[1][2][3] is an English keyboardist, best known as member of Kula Shaker.[4] He went on to work as a touring member of Oasis and is currently a member of the Totnes, Devon based prog band Magic Bus.[5]


Darlington attended Oxted County Senior School in Oxted, Surrey, England.[6] He joined Kula Shaker as an organ player in 1994 and stayed with the band until their split in 1999. He didn't re-join the band when they reformed in 2004.

In 2002, Darlington joined Oasis as a live keyboardist. He toured with the band up until their last tour in the summer of 2009. Noel Gallagher would often introduce Darlington as "The Shroud", or more popularly, "Jesus Christ", a reference to Darlington's hair and facial hair. 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".

Since Oasis split up, Darlington has taken part in a Les Fleur de Lys reunion gig[7] and joined prog band Magic Bus.[5]

In 2014 Darlington presented "The Psychedelic Shed Radio Show" on Mixcloud.


Kula Shaker[edit]


Magic Bus[edit]

  • Magic Bus (2010)
  • Transmission from Sogmore's Garden (2014)
  • Phillip The Egg (2017)


  1. ^ "Jay Darlington, born in London, England, keyboardist... May 3 in History". Brainyhistory.com. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1256900/
  3. ^ "Jay Darlington". Facebook. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  4. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p237866
  5. ^ a b https://www.facebook.com/magicbusbandofficial
  6. ^ "Jay Darlington". Facebook. 1968-05-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  7. ^ http://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/the-fleur-de-lys