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Jay Mehler

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Birth name
Jason Mehler


Jay Mehler

Bass guitar, guitar


Years active

Lee Starkey (2006–)

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September 8, 1971 (age 52) Philadelphia, United States (

Music groups
Kasabian (Since 2006), Beady Eye (Since 2013)

Similar People
Lee Starkey, Chris Edwards, Ian Matthews, Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno

Associated acts
Beady Eye, Kasabian

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Jason "Jay" Mehler (born September 8, 1971) is a musician from Philadelphia, United States. He played guitar in British rock band Kasabian from 2006 to 2012. He was a touring member of Beady Eye, having joined the band in 2013 after leaving Kasabian until their disbanding in late 2014.


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During the recording of Kasabian's second album, Empire, Christopher Karloff, one of the band's guitarists and songwriters, left the band due to "creative and artistic differences". Jay Mehler was his replacement.

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He was a permanent touring member of Kasabian, although he was not involved with most of the promotional work that the band did. While he is not credited on Empire, Jay plays on the b-sides to the singles released off the album and also features in the video for the song "Empire".

Beady Eye

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On March 7, 2013, it was announced that Jay was leaving Kasabian and had joined Beady Eye on bass guitar, filling the void left by previous bassist Jeff Wootton. Mehler stayed with the band until its disbandment in October 2014.

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Mehler is currently touring with former Oasis and Beady Eye lead singer Liam Gallagher on his first solo tour.


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Jay utilises Gretsch guitars live accompanied by Vox amplifiers, notably the AC30CC2X. He also has been seen utilising Marshall Bluesbreakers. He uses a Blackstar HT-Dual pedal to create his tone, with him saying the pedal is the "base of his live sound". He has also been seen using a Univibe pedal, a Boss TR-2 Tremolo, a Boss tuner and the Small Clone and Small Stone from Electro Harmonix.


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