Jay Hoad to play three West Coast shows

ON HIS WAY: Multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad will be playing shows at Ceduna, Penong and Streaky Bay. Picture: Supplied

ON HIS WAY: Multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad will be playing shows at Ceduna, Penong and Streaky Bay. Picture: Supplied

Multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad is heading to the West Coast as part of the launch of two new albums.

Mr Hoad will take to the stage at Ceduna, Penong and Streaky Bay for a performance which includes up to 20 instruments and produces acoustic ballads, reggae, psy-trance and rocking riffs.

Blending his Fijian heritage island roots with tribal beats, Mr Hoad plays instruments as varied as drums, a skateboard guitar and didgeridoo.

His catalogue of instruments include ones made by Port Lincoln's Craig Koen.

His first Eyre Peninsula show will take place at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel on Sunday, March 31 at 2pm, before a visit to the Penong Hotel on Friday, April 5 at 8pm and a final performance at the Streaky Bay Hotel on Sunday, April 7 at 4.30pm.

Mr Hoad said he was looking forward to visiting the region.

"[I have] had so many memorable shows on the Eyre Peninsula over the years, and the shows just keep getting bigger and bigger," he said.

"I am absolutely blown away with the high end guitars that Craig makes, and really blows me away to know that these incredible instruments are made right in Port Lincoln - [I am] very proud to support these guitars and Craig, and honoured to perform on these instruments on the various tours around the world this year.

"[I am] definitely looking forward to launching the two new albums and bringing the new tunes to town, can't wait."

Mr Hoad recently performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he was awarded a prestigious 'best event' award.

He has recorded seven albums over the past decade and toured around the world.

His two new albums will be available at shows.