A love for drumming commenced at the early age of two for Jay Riehl; kickstarting his impressive music and producing career. Jay’s Grandmother Adela, a lifelong musician, nurtured Jay’s musical ambitions and encouraged him to expand his interests to a multitude of genres. Jay’s impressive playing of drums, bass and vocals at the same time are complimented by his vast knowledge of producing, and that led to the creation of his successful recording studio in Stratford, Ontario called “The Swamp.” During that time Jay was awarded 5 Gold and 5 Platinum Status Records.
In addition to making records and touring globally, Jay has worked with Justin Bieber, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Brian Dennehy, Tommy Hunter, Steven Page, The Stratford Festival, Discovery Channel, Bravo, Paul Gross, Simon Callow, Hotel California, The Creators, djkillers, John Landry, Jim Witter and Farmer's Daughter, to name only a few. Jay currently produces everything from jingles, post production, and demos, to radio friendly records. Jay has recently opened "The Coop Productions", A full on video capture and editing company.
Jay's new trio "Thorn and Roses" are currently in the middle of their first album recording.