Jay Stolar

Early Show

Jay Stolar


Sat, July 27, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Jay Stolar - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Jay Stolar
Like Daryl Hall, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Jack White rolled into one, Jay Stolar is a one-man tour de force, sliding effortlessly from one genre to the next. His craftsmanship is undeniable, and with his soulful debut More Than We Think, he’s ready to take over.

Buzz has steadily built for months in anticipation of its release. Each of Stolar’s videos in 2013, premiering on outlets like American Songwriter, Blurt, Buzznet, and Artist Direct, brought him an army of new fans. Those fans have fully bought into Jay’s message of positivity through pop, and they helped him raise over $50,000 to self-release More Than We Think.

Now, after being featured on the CW’s 90210, first single “Like You Do” has spent two weeks on the Billboard Top 40 Indicator watch list, positioned to crack the charts and make Jay Stolar a household name. Outside of the More Than We Think sessions, Stolar has otherwise proven his compositional mettle by co-writing and producing an album forThe Voice contestant Caroline Pennell.

Take a look at what Dusty Wright wrote about Jay for the Huffington Post:

This New Yorker and former lead singer in Julius C writes and records and plays just about everything on his brilliant, sophisticated, soulful, pop-rock debut. Can’t deny the emotional depth of his music either.

Think Todd Rundgren’s early R&B excursions. Hall & Oates circa “She’s Gone” (off of Abandoned Luncheonette). More organic than Bruno Mars and Prince. No autotune or obnoxious wonky synth beds or big dumb beats, or sub-sonic bass. Just superb vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos; real instruments, real human voices.

Just about perfect.

“Sophisticated, soulful, pop a la Daryl Hall and Bruno Mars. My guess is that it shouldn’t be long before he guests on Live from Daryl’s House either. “ Huffington Post

“More Than We Think, the debut album from Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Jay Stolar, is set to be released later this year and if ‘Like You Do’ is any indication, he’s about to be hit with a whole lot of buzz.” American Songwriter

“Stolar fashions his own brand of contemporary pop/soul with folk overtones notable for its intelligence and meticulous craftsmanship. His falsetto vocals turning a chorus hook into an irresistible piece of ear candy.” Direct Current Music
Sullivan - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002