Elton was born in Stellenbosch he is the youngest of five children.Elton started playing the guitar,keyboard in church at the age of 8 years old with his eldest brother Jonathan who was the lead musician.He began singing at age of 12 when the Primary school music teacher Dalene Basson heard him sing while he was practicing piano in the school hall.,she invited him to a audition for the regional School choir.Since then it was a never end.
He toured all over South Africa with the Stellenbosch Children choir including performances for Former President Nelson Mandela. He attend Luckhoff high school and Cloetesville high where he started his group called Another Vibe, they performed all around Cape town and Johannesburg at big festivals,modelling shows and shopping centres.The first song he wrote 'Love of my life" was featured on a Compilation ALBUM "Music from the Cape Winelands" which was produced by Dutch Producer,singer and songwriter Jerome Arthur.The album was also distributed n Holland and across South Africa.
Elton entered the Yamaha Young Talent Contest in 2004 where he was all over winner in Western Cape in Songwriting,Piano and Singing category.He was Runner up winner in South African Finals with original song "Baby Love".2005 follows where he was one of the top 5 Vodacom/Burger plusstar finalist.They toured with Nicholis louw and Hi-5 across South Africa.The competition was also broadcast on Kyknet Channel which was a huge exposure for him. He has been performing around Europe since 2005,in Austria,Spain,Czech,and Germany.He Compose and Produce various genres like Pop,RnB,Soft Rock,Electro Dance,Chill Out and World Music. He recently composed and produced album of Cape Town singer Rique Nelson with his songwriting partner Roberto Arries.His debut hit single "Looking at You" and "I Wanted'' who's music video was nominated at the Ibiza Music Video Festival 2013
Elton is currently based in Europe,he compose music for various music libaries from around world who places music in TV/Film and Commercials.His music was place in TV channels like MTV,NBC,Keeping it Up with the Kardashians ,ABC Channel and many others.
In 2016 Elly Jay entered the prestigious competition "PIANIST OF THE YEAR". The contest was held in Prague under the auspices of the company PETROF. Elly Jay was one of the TOP 9 pianists.
Elly Jay offers LIVE music for formal
and informal part of the events.
His music performance is suitable
for congresses, conferences, VIP events,
festivals, fashion shows, parties
and other social events.
LIVE music makes perfect
at your wedding!
Elly Jay offers music performance for the wedding ceremony
and for the wedding banquet.