Jay Ames' lead vocal, prolific song
writing and distinct bass guitar work are all substantial
energy contributions within the 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 guitar since the age of 5 yrs old, and
began playing bass at age 10. He additionally ,
supplements bass with Jupiter 50 keys/Hammond
SK1 organ, Roland PK midi bass pedals, steel
guitar, lead/rythum/acoustic 2nd
rythum/lead guitar parts to the TZ original
compositions and live TERRA ZOO shows.
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 music albums in
"For me it really comes down to those priceless gem moments
of musical creation. When you find that riff or un-cover a
melody or lyric that just lifts a moment to a higher place of
wonder and feeling." JA
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