Jay-Marie is Holy Releases Debut Album “Love is No Fool Live EP”

California bred & St. Louis-chosen JAY-MARIE IS HOLY is a multi-instrumentalist, artist, and change-maker. The artist released their live album-length debut, the Love is No Fool Live to rave reviews.

Accompanied by a full band, this 43-minute aural journey shines end to end. Singles like “Stellar” & “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop / I Wanna Love” take listeners on a complete journey. It offers the respite of sound and lyrics that reground. Holy reminds us that the world we are here to create must be rooted in our connections. To pleasure and honesty. About who & what we love.

I wanted to gift listeners a rhythm to get lost in. To let loose in rhythm and in funk on the way to building the world and relationships we deserve.”

Jay-Marie Is Holy

Purchase the Love Is No Fool Live EP on Jay-Marie is Holy’s website. You can stream the album at your DSP of choice here.

About Jay-Marie is Holy

Jay-Marie is Holy is an up-and-coming artist to watch. Known for being dedicated to protest, politics, and possibilities. Holy’s vocal, bass, and saxophone-oriented offerings invite audiences into genre-defying portals.

Their sound is built upon sonic inspirations. Some of these include homemade Christian hymns, 90’s R&B, pop gospel, timeless disco/house music, and early 00’s neo-soul.

Black, brilliant, trans, and feeling, Jay-Marie’s unique and queerly-textured vocals sit in the spirit with an unabashed vulnerability. With bold tenderness rare in this generation of artists. Holy offers deeply relatable and original lyrical content. Instrument-first songwriting, and a commitment to finding the communal Holy in the most dire of oppressive contexts.

Holy uses tools of music, mind, body, and spirit to birth new futures in the name of Black Transcendence. Built on unapologetic care for sex workers, Black women + trans folks & their griots yet to come. 

Jay-Marie is a co-founder of several musical group experiments. SF’s Bones of A Feather, AudioXO with producer Wazi Maret and 2015-17’s Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost. Which logged 75 shows and three nationwide tours in under a year.

The arrangement, songwriting and production on the RS&HG album The Revolution Has Come (Farfetched, Eloveate) topped an explosive, spiritual project. The duo recorded the 9-track LP in just six months.


TRHC sparked Jay-Marie’s first-ever original composition, “Past Time (A Letter to Lamia Beard). The song was a cry for witness and forward action for slain Black trans women and gender-expansive people.

Holy released of their timeless single “Here, Queer, and Staying,” Balancing Missouri-based, nationwide advocacy. Creating and collaborating with artists and producers.

Future artistic visions include an original music and a poetry-graced studio album. One that produced a house music LP that expands on audience favorite, “I Wanna Love.”

Jay-Marie’s hit single of 2021, “I Wanna Love” features choreography by MJ Imani. The music video shot by Nyara Williams and co-produced by long-time Honey Dijon collaborator Tim Kvasnosky. Engineered by Mike Thompson (Luna Studios, Transgender District SF) Owen Ragland (Whitworth) of St. Louis, MO.

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The T-Quest Show: Ny’Aira Collins

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THE T-QUEST SHOW: NY’AIRA COLLINS is an R&B sensation who’s been in the game for a while and not stopping any time soon. Her voice is something special. I could listen to her sing all day! There’s many singers who can sing but Ny’Aira can SANG! She started singing professionally at age 6. Like many of us, she started singing in church, getting the hang of performing in front of people, learning how to work a mic, found her voice and what speaks to her. What sealed the deal was the movie Double Platinum featuring Diana Ross & Brandy. It was then that she realized singing is what she wants to do.

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Ny’Aira Collins

I had so much fun interviewing Ny’Aira Collins on The T-Quest Show and learning about her many accolades in the industry. Being a college graduate and having a background in audio production has really helped her polish her sound. Ny’Aira is another ultimate singer, blazing the stages singing original as well as LIVE cover songs. She’s out here doing what she loves and doing it well but she couldn’t do anything without her team Royal Court.

Ny’Aira Collins is currently pushing three singles entitled, “H.A.B.”(Hot Air Balloon), “Tyme” and “Thinkin'” which is streaming on all digital platforms right now! Watch the music video for “Thinkin'” below. Please support Ny’Aira by checking out her website where you can keep up with the latest, hear her music, book her for performances & more. Make sure you follow her on IG @NyairaCollins


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