Gay is a singer/songwriter from Southeastern Massachusetts. She performed in bands and acoustic duos from 2008, then went solo in 2012. In 2013 she released her first original, full-length cd, "little peaces". Between 2014 and 2016 she received numerous local music awards, including Best Local Acoustic Solo Act and Favorite Female Vocalist. Her powerful voice and soulful songwriting were showcased even further with the release of her second cd, "Work In Progress..." in 2015. She has played in hundreds of venues, weddings, and special events.
In May, 2021, she was asked to join the newly formed Scott Brown and the Diplomats, as the lead female vocalist. The band is lead by former Senator and Ambassador Scott Brown, lead guitarist Sean Compton, bassist Jesse Bastos and drummer Rich Eisner. Besides her solo career and new band, Gay is also the lead singer/manager for the following acts:
"Poof & The Butterfly" - duo with Gay on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam Frost on bass.
"3-Way Street" - A trio featuring Gay on vocals and guitar, Sheamus McShea on guitar and vocals & Adam Frost on bass.
"Gay and The Backline" - A small band consisting of Gay on vocals and guitar and up to 3 other musicians as needed.
Gay performs all over Southeastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Her sound and songs are a rootsy combination of rock and folk which reflect her love of the many artists who have influenced her...James Taylor, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morrisette, Norah Jones, Hall & Oates, Simon & Garfunkel, Journey and so many more. Gay's original music pays homage to these artists through her unique lyrics, observations, and reflections from many different influences in her life.
In Her Own Words:
"I can't remember a time while growing up that I wasn't writing something. I wrote my first songs when I was about 13 years old. They weren't very good of course, but they were mine. My parents bought me a beautiful guitar when I went to high school and I kept all of those songs in its' case. It was stolen a few months later and I probably should have been very upset about that guitar, but the only thing that really mattered to me were those wonderful, awful songs. Not every song is a masterpiece, but they're all little pieces of you."