jay-goldmark-albumIn 1999 I recorded my first album as a singer/songwriter and guitarist. A mellow affair with guitars, double bass, piano, drums, string quartet and woodwind. The first song on the album, Untie my Tongue, has been used as the theme tune for Writer’s Cafe. You can find the album on iTunes or contact me for the deluxe boxed cd or gatefold vinyl for the connoisseur.

I have written and performed music for several documentaries, including Dressing up for the Carnival, a portrait of the Pulitzer Prize winning Canadian novelist, Carol Shields, which was first shown on BBC2. I also wrote and performed all of the music for The Big Draw DVD, an international, annual event promoting drawing.

PaspatouI play guitar, bass and percussion in a world-music band called Paspatou. We play mostly Eastern European crazy dance music in the weirdest of time signatures and have played at many festivals, most notably Glastonbury. I also played at the Royal Albert Hall in an African drumming trio, Beats Working, supporting a French/Canadian Genesis tribute band in one of the strangest gigs of my life!

Funk Soul BrotherI’m also currently playing drums in a great 9 piece funk and soul band called Funk, Soul Brother, playing tunes by James Brown, Maceo Parker, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Gil Scott Heron. We play at festivals, parties, weddings and corporate events.

Real MonstersAnd more recently I have been playing bass in a rock band called Real Monsters, playing tunes by bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead and Nirvana.

I’m available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and children’s parties!