Jai Cox was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with Mr. Jai.
How do you introduce yourself?
Jai Cox: I used to go with “fetishist with a musician licence”. Now, I’m composer-producer with a driving licence.
How was the transition from your childhood into adulthood/teenage and what good and bad things do you remember?
Jai Cox: Childhood was decent and nurturing, lots of laughs, freedom and lessons, but featured inner and outer torment also.
Transition through puberty could have been better: Aged 15, I left school, unofficially, under my own request – due to a massive loss of confidence and instantly became a recluse for the next ten years, shunning all accepted social norms and insisting upon physical alienation of myself.
Cosmic hindsight has revealed that I needed to do it and I have learned much from it since.The best thing that this period gave me from the outset was the space and time to realise and practice my creative abilities; namely music and writing. I taught myself music production techniques, after picking up the guitar, a little earlier aged 12.
This contributed well to an ability that learning the guitar had unlocked; music dissection and reproduction/transcription by ear. Thus, I consider myself pre-ear trained and a self- apprenticeship began, aided by a room at my dad’s town centre office serving as first music studio and space away from home.
I’ve since had music featured on BBC radio and organised live shows.
Struggle – What hardships have you faced during your life?
Jai Cox: Socialisation and self-belief. I was diagnosed with depression and Asperger’s Syndrome at 18. Although societal structure requires labels for navigation – I consider myself very low on this spectrum. It isn’t applicable and doesn’t interrupt my life. Although, such ‘settings’ can lend nicely to unique slants on the construction of creative output.
What things people usually do not know about you?
Jai Cox: I can sculpt a Great White shark perfectly from memory out of a piece of clay at any scale, and have synaesthesia. Which can be fun.
What make you unique from your competitors in the industry and life?
Jai Cox: I’m me.
What are your major upcoming events?
Jai Cox: 2023 is to be a productive year of launching; record releases, scripted projects, realisations, live events, books and merchandise; this includes a feature-length radio play spoof musical, dedicated to my late father and young niece.
What are your diet preference and physical measurements?
Jai Cox: Mostly veggie – chicken and fish tops in the meat arena. Tuna, veg, rice, herbs, garlic, nuts, extra mature cheese, water, fruit – blueberries for breakfast, black coffee, green/black/herbal/Earl Grey/Oriental tea and a sweet tooth, with occasional dabs of Port and Guinness on the side.
Physique: a little toned, with a uniform of jeans, T-shirt, biker jacket, safety boots.
Size: 6’1”, 200+ lbs, 44” chest, 34” waist, 34” inseam, 11 UK shoe, cropped back and sides, chin-strap beard.
What expert advice would you like to share?
Jai Cox: Be yourself, but allow room for compromise. Research and ask questions.
What are your social media links?
Jai Cox: Instagram: @jaicoxki