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, as well as helping with harmony vocals and arranging.

Bands Julay often sits in with include the Whiskey Brothers, a (mostly) bluegrass band, on a first or third Wednesday at the Albatross Pub in Berkeley, the singer-songwriter Rainy Eyes, and the (mostly) old-time group Bearcat Stringband.

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