Jay Ferguson performing with Sloan at the Sudbury Summerfest 2007 in Sudbury, Ontario
October 14, 1968
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Guitar, bass, drum kit
For other men with the same name, see the list at Jay Ferguson.
Jay Ferguson (born October 14, 1968) is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan. He is the only member in Sloan who comes from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
When he was twelve years old, he was given a job at a secondhand record store by George Zimmerman. Before Sloan, he was in a band with
Chris Murphy called Kearney Lake Road. In 1991 Ferguson and Murphy started Sloan along with Patrick Pentland and Andrew Scott. Ferguson plays rhythm guitar and occasionally bass and drums. Some of his more famous songwriting contributions are "I Hate My Generation" from the album , " Twice Removed The Lines You Amend" from , "Who Taught You to Live Like That?" from the album One Chord to Another , and "Witch's Wand" from the album Never Hear the End of It . Parallel Play
In December 2005 Ferguson began hosting a show on
CBC Radio 3 with Sloan bandmate Chris Murphy. Their show broadcasts Saturday and Sunday on Sirius Satellite Radio station (channel 94).
Ferguson also collaborates with other musicians and can be heard on
Gentleman Reg's 2004 release Darby & Joan. He also occasionally DJs at Toronto area clubs.
In 2005, Halifax musician Mary Cobham released an album about the Sloan member called
Songs in the Key of Jay, which explores themes of Teenie-Bop magazines and her long-standing crush on Jay Ferguson.
Jay Ferguson does not drink or smoke, and has self-identified as
straight edge since his teenage years.
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