Julay Brooks is a West Marin native who has been playing and teaching music in the East Bay for over a decade.

Julay is currently guitarist and vocalist with the Disciples of Markos, a ρεμπέτικο band. She also plays clawhammer banjo, mandolin, and guitar with all-original Americana band Old Belle. She can also be found sitting in with the Whiskey Brothers, Irena Eide, and the Bearcat Stringband.

Julay teaches piano, guitar, mandolin, and ukelele to students in Oakland and Berkeley.