About Jaya The Cat
Jaya the Cat is a reggae, ska and punk rock band founded in the mid-1990s in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. In 2003 they found a new home in Amsterdam.
Jaya The Cat was founded by Geoff Lagadec, Dave Smith and Ben Murphy. Their first album Basement Style was recorded in Boston. After drummer David “The Germ” Germain joined in 2001, the band began touring the United States and Europe. After several changes to the band’s set-up, and finally their move to the Netherlands, the band’s fifth studio album was released in November 2017.
Jaya the Cat describe their style of music as Drunk Rock Reggae and name The Clash as their greatest musical influence.