Five Minutes With: Indie Pop Band Baby Jey

Fronted by lead singer and songwriter Jeremy Witten, Baby Jey has graced stages across Canada and the United States, sharing platforms with notable acts like Michael Rault (NYC, November 2017), Jessica Jalbert of Faith Healer (Edmonton, May 2018), and Berlin indie rock band Fenster (Philadelphia, November 2018). In August 2019, Baby Jey embarked on the “Lil Alberta Tour,” touring their home province alongside Calgary bands like Stripmall and Lethbridge bands such as Ghost Woman.

The sophomore album, “Someday Cowboy,” by Baby Jey garnered attention from Exclaim!, Earmilk, and Indie88, with coverage in New York City’s Deli Mag, the Edmonton Journal, Obscure Sound, BeatRoute Magazine, Vue Weekly, and various other publications. Achieving #1 on college radio stations in both Canada and the United States, “Someday Cowboy” also secured a spot on the NACC Top 100 (North American College & Community Radio Chart). The album’s lead single, “Someday My Space Cowboy Will Come,” earned placements on several playlists, including Spotify’s editorial playlist Outliers. Following this success, the band released their follow-up, “Crop Circles,” in November 2023.

Baby Jey

Name:

Baby Jey

Genre:

Indie pop

Founded:

2017

# of Albums:

2

Latest Album:

Crop Circles

Latest Single:

“I Can’t Just Stop”

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Neil Young

Favourite musician now:

Aldous Harding

Guilty pleasure song:

“Never Gonna Give You Up” – Rick Astley

Live show ritual:

Brass monkey pints in the green room

Favourite local musician:

Jom Comyn

EP or LP?

LP

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?

Studio

Any shows or albums coming up?

More live dates to come in 2024! We will also have a remixed version of Crop Circles coming soon.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok | Youtube | Facebook

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Kathir Food Experience 9316 34 Ave

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

118 Ave because it’s long with so many unique sections

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Borden Park because it’s big and beautiful, plus it has an outdoor pool and a bandshell

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Aviary because the staff are so nice

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Myhre’s Music 8735 118 Ave

 

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