Trains have played quite a large roll in country music, and Jay B. Douglas while working in the coal mining area of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, became inspired by the songs that told the tales of the early days of steam locomotives hauling long freight trains to the towns and cities around Australia, - and so "COALTRAIN" was named.
The duo of COALTRAIN is Tamworth award winner Jay B.Douglas doing vocals and guitar with Tatania Mihai on keyboard and vocals.Both artists have many years of experience as professional entertainers producing an ultimate presentation of quality and versatility in a wide range of music from traditional folk and bush ballads to modern up-tempo country and country rock.
Jay B. Douglas
Singer, actor,songwriter annd producer, Jay became known after winning an award for yodelling at Tamworth's Country Music Festival in 1979. He released his first album with Hadley Records and also toured Australia with the Brian Young Show in the same year.
Born in South Africa, Jay has spent the greater part of his life performing throughout Australia annd overseas as a solo and cabaret artist.Twice he has been invited to perform on the luxury cruise liner Fairstar.
1993 saw the release of his second album "As Promised" which features his first attempt at songwriting with the superb ballad 'Bridabella Lass'.
Jay is a dynamic performer,- at home with a soft ballad or a raunchy country rock number. This is a trait that leaves his audience wondering just where he will take them next.