Jay DellIsola

Producer, Audio/Video, Drums

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Drummer, vocalist, producer, & creative for New England based country singer/songwriter Samantha Rae (SamanthaRae.com). Founding partner and manager of Country Women Cancer Fund

45 years experience performing, writing and producing rock, power pop, rhythm & blues, funk and country genres. 30 year experience with music production in home studio with multiple DAW systems. Video, film production and editing experience. Strong graphic design, marketing and ecommerce technology skills. Considerable band and artist management experience.

Jay has performed on shows with Samantha Rae, LoCash, Parmalee, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), The Wailers, David Nail, Tyler Farr, Lady A, James Montgomery Band, Darren Bessette Band, The Del Fuegos,
Fastball, Sandy Gennaro

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Languages

  • English

22 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dennis Edwards
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    Always a pleasure to work for!

  2. Review by Sam Martin
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    Jay is a pro. Great communicator and ORGANIZED! Transfers were easy, objective was clear. It was easy to get started right away and all the tracks and files were well maintained. Jay is kind and clear and will probably be doing lots of work!

  3. Review by Charles Yingling
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    Great tracks! Everything was recorded pro, delivered well, and great communication. Five stars! Enjoyed this one.

  4. Review by Reed Pittman
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    Loved laying down some piano and synth for Jay. He was clear and organized with what he was looking for while also giving me some creative freedom, which is always fun! Hope to do another soon. Cheers.

  5. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    One of my favorite clients- always timely, efficient, professional, always a fun project!

  6. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    Like always- greatest pleasure working with Jay!

  7. Review by Joe Martino
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    Jay was a pleasure to work with. The song was well written and performed. The tracks were delivered well recorded, organized, and well produced.

  8. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    Always professional, always easy communication, always great stuff! Love working with Jay!

  9. Review by Dennis Edwards
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    Jay was a pleasure to work for! He communicated quickly and transparently about what he was looking for and gave great information about the direction he felt the project needed to go. Highly recommend working with him!

  10. Review by Jonathan Trebing
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    Jay is one of my best clients. Consistently great music and a seamless workflow every time.

  11. Review by Jonathan Trebing
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    I’ve worked on several tracks for Jay. The songs are always fantastic and he is easy to communicate with as well as a great collaborator.

  12. Review by Jonathan Trebing
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    Jay is a repeat client who always brings great songs. He is great communicator and is always fun and easy to collaborate with.

  13. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    It’s been a pleasure working with Jay! Every project he brings is well done and fun to play on. Everything is on the pro level and I always have a good time recording for Jay.

  14. Review by Jonathan Trebing
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    I've done a few jobs for Jay and he brings great songs, communicates his ideas well, and is in general an easy collaborator. I would happily work together again anytime!

  15. Review by Jonathan Trebing
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    I have done a few tracks for Jay. He brings great songs and communicates what he is looking for while still leaving room for interpretation. A pleasure to work for

  16. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    Love working with Jay- always professional and on point. All the information and tracks with notes provided right away. And- fun project!

  17. Review by Chris Loocke
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    Really enjoyed working with Jay! Looking forward to doing more 🤘🏻

  18. Review by Sasha Ostrovsky
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    It was great working with Jay- very efficient, had all the files and info right away, along with helpful notes and references for the project. Loved it!

  19. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Fantastic all around!

  20. Review by Dan Hochhalter
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    Another awesome track! Thank you

Interview with Jay DellIsola

  1. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  2. A: Samantha Rae This is my own project.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: 45 years drumming, singing & performing 25 years producing music

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Modern Country 60’s through 90’s Rock influences.

  7. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  8. A: Accept input. Keep it real & original

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: Country Rock Rock Folk R&B and Soul

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Drums Mixing Producing Music Solid Communication Reliability Honesty

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: Creative parts, energy and vibe.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: Consultation and ideas Create inspiration tracks Prepare scratch tracks Record, Mix, Master

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Multi track Midas 32 channel sound board 16 tracks of Focusrite ISA (Lundal Transformers) FabFilter, Waves, Melodyne plug-ins Cakewalk by BandLab and ProTools DAW MOTU16A and 24 1968 Ludwig Maple kit Two DW Collectors Maple kits Zildjian Cymbals Deluxe American Telecaster Fender Princeton Tube Amp Roland 88 key controller Two Roland Fantom keyboards Fender Jazz Electric Bass Breedlove 6 String Acoustic

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Too many to list

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Multitrack Audio Recording Custom Drum Tracks Music Production & Mixing