Jay Ames' vocal, prolific song
writing and distinct bass guitar work are all substantial
energy contributions within the Seattle power trio TERRA ZOO .
Jay's vocal work has been noted as very strong by national and
international press. His natural impromptu sense for melody,
clear range and power dynamic are all quintessential elements
of his original writing style.
Ames has played acoustic guitar since the age of 5 yrs old, and
began playing electric bass at age 10. Additionally he
supplements original bass compositions with Jupiter 50
keys/Hammond SK1 organ, Roland PK midi bass pedals, steel
guitar, and 2nd rythum/lead guitar parts.
With performance credits in multiple Seattle based bands
WORLDTIME , Gerald Lee Ames, VICE,
Brilliant Mistakes, Ames earned recording
credits at Mushroom Studios Vancouver B.C.
(producer Keith Stein) ,
Ironwood Studios Seattle WA (producer Jay Follette), Crow
Studios Seattle WA (Producer John Nelson), and more recently,
London Bridge Studios in Seatte WA.
Jay was featured on FOX Langley Productions national coast to
coast broadcast in 2003 and has six original albums of writing
in the terra zoo music (ASCAP) vault, and over 100 original
songs in his repertory.
"For me it really comes down to those priceless gem moments
of musical creation. Like a random pebble cracking upon a
flume of bamboo When one finds that riff or un-covers a
melody or lyric that just lifts to a higher place of wonder and
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