Richard Anthony Jay

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Richard Anthony Jay
Richard Anthony Jay
Background information
Born 1972 (age 42–43)
Essex, England
Genres Contemporary classical, Chill-out
Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Record producer
Instruments Piano
hammered dulcimer
Labels Burning Petals Records
Website Official site

Richard Anthony Jay (born 1972) is a British composer, songwriter and producer.


Jay is a self-taught musician. He began writing music at age 14 and left school at 16 to train at a local recording studio as a sound engineer.[1]

Jay has written a book on the music industry titled How to Get Your Music in Film & TV.[2]

Works and media appearances[edit]

Jay's debut album, This Is What I Live For, was released in 2009 on Burning Petals Records.[3] The album featured guest performances from members of Britain's longest-established symphony orchestra, The Hallé, as well as from Grammy Award-winning uilleann pipes player Davy Spillane.[4]

This Is What I Live For was reviewed in MUSO magazine [5] and has received attention from leading music blog The Silent Ballet.[6][7]

His second album as Richard Anthony Jay, Imperfect Beauty, was released on July 4, 2011; also on Burning Petals Records.[8][9] Chris Buckle of The Skinny compared it to the work of Mike Oldfield.[10] Some tracks from Imperfect Beauty were previously released by Jay under the pseudonym "Marble Hill", a side project incorporating chill-out and classical influences. Tracks from this project were selected by British Phonographic Industry for their 'British Music at MIDEM 2007' CD[11] and by Phunctional Loungin for their 'Champagne Loungin Vol.4' release.[12]

In 2011, Jay was interviewed on the radio program Echoes, where he spoke about his album Imperfect Beauty.[13] He was also featured in an interview on Classic FM.[14] Jay's work has been heard on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction,[15] BBC Radio 2,[16] and regional BBC Radio programming.[17] His work has also been ranked in the top 20 on Zone Music Reporter's airplay charts[18] and on DMC World Magazine's weekly charts.[19] His music has been heard in TV shows such as BBC's Top Gear and Sky TV's Obese: A Year to Save My Life [20]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Two and a Half Questions with Richard Anthony Jay". 
  2. ^ Jay, Richard (2005). How to Get Your Music in Film & TV. Schirmer Trade Books. ISBN 0-8256-7321-6. 
  3. ^ "This Is What I Live For". Richard Anthony Jay. 
  4. ^ "Burning Petals Records". Burning Petals Records. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "MUSO". Impromptu Publishing. June 2009. p. 56. ISSN 1476-9212. 
  6. ^ "Articles". The Silent Ballet. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 4 August 2011. [dead link]
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  8. ^ David Spencer. "Richard Anthony Jay - Imperfect Beauty". Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Imperfect Beauty". Burning Petals Records. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Chris Buckle. "Richard Anthony Jay - Imperfect Beauty". The Skinny. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Various – British Music At Midem Sampler 2007". Discogs. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
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  13. ^ "Echoes Playlists". Echoes. 
  14. ^ "Classic FM Arts Daily 29.09.09". ClassicFM. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Radio 3 Programmes - Late Junction, Verity Sharp". BBC. 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  16. ^ "Paul O'Grady - BBC Radio 2". Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Richard Anthony Jay - BBC Music". BBC Music. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Top 100 Radio Airplay Chart". Zone Music Reporter. 
  19. ^ " Update - Charts - August 1, 2011". 
  20. ^ "IMDb".