Claude Hay is a solo blues/roots performer from Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia. He employs a technique using looping pedals to sample and layer musical phrases using multiple instruments, including guitar, bass, sitar and electronic drums, creating the effect of being an entire band although he is typically the lone performer on his recordings and on stage.
Hay's debut album, Kiss the Sky, was released in 2007. This effort was well received in Hay's home country of Australia, allowing him the opportunity to be the opening act for other popular Australian roots acts Ash Grunwald, The Fumes, Chase the Sun and Dallas Frasca. He ultimately traveled to and performed in the United States, the UK, Denmark, and Germany over several months in 2008.