Hoad’s new influence

Musician Jay Hoad is returning to the Eyre Peninsula this weekend, bringing to his show new influences and improvisational techniques learnt overseas.

Hoad headlined festivals in India and Nepal in September and October 2017 and has come back to Australia with a “new electro edge”.

“I played more electric festivals last year and have been getting into dubstep and glitch hop...I’m still playing acoustic though,” Hoad said.

“Port Lincoln has always been fantastic.

“The support from the locals is sensational.”

Hoad said studying music and yoga in India had influenced his interpretation of rhythm and melody.

He said the way Indian and eastern musicians wrote their music was very different compared to the way Western musicians wrote.

After the six weeks on tour in India and Nepal, Hoad will this weekend play for the first time in South Australia since March 2017.

“My songs always evolve...the Eastern influence makes them new again,” Hoad said.

“How everyone’s feeling dictates how I play the songs on the night.

“I’m so excited to be back in Australia and especially excited to be back in this region, I absolutely love the vibe of this area.”

He won the ARBA Blues and Roots 2016 Album of the Year award for his album ‘Off the Cuff’, recorded with Chris Finnen.

Hoad will play at the Pier Hotel in Port Lincoln on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13, and at the Coffin Bay Hotel on Sunday, January 14.