Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Jay Moonah
One man. A suitcase kick-drum. A toolbox of harmonicas. A beat-up guitar. Also a mini-washboard, and a bit of kazoo for good measure.
Broke Fuse is a one-man folk-blues band from Toronto, playing originals alongside classic songs by Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Tom Waits and many others. Broke Fuse began performing live in the GTA during the summer of 2014, and has gone on to play shows at venues throughout the area, including an opening slot for Juno nominee Suzie Vinnick and a showcase at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
The all-original debut EP The Underground was released in 2015, with the followup Broke Down + Blue arriving in early 2017. Songs from both EPs have appeared on top blues radio shows including John Valenteyn’s Blues on CIUT, Friday Night Blues on CKRL, Blues Boogie and Bop on 92.5 Kamloops, and Blues Unlimited on Lincoln City Radio. The single “Subway Blues” has been featured on Global News Toronto.
Jay Moonah is the man behind Broke Fuse. A Toronto native, he has been active in the southern Ontario music scene for more than 25 years. He is a former member of retro-folk act The McFlies and indie-roots-rockers Uncle Seth. Jay is also cofounder of the Scarborough Uke Jam