Jay Crockett, commonly referred to as Trew in the entertainment industry, is an experienced musician, songwriter, and voiceover actor inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Camp Lo, and Sly & The Family Stone. Recognized for his innovative approach to music, he regularly insists on pushing the limits, breaking down barriers, and thinking outside the box while creating music throughout various genres. In a world where most are trying to fit into a specific niche, Jay seeks to stand out with his contemporary music as the proud co-CEO of Coolhandtrew and Clocked Out.Jay is a Virginia native who has spent the last two decades dedicated to the entertainment industry, regularly pushing fresh, inventive ideas to the forefront. As a result, it's not uncommon for top-rated marketing companies and leading record labels to reach out to him for music, voiceovers, and ideas for their latest projects. His firm commitment to developing new and exciting sounds that resonate with listeners from all walks of life makes him a force to be reckoned with in such a competitive, cutthroat industry that continues to evolve with each year that passes by.Known for using his music as an outlet to express his thoughts, feelings, and the many experiences he's had over the years, Jay writes lyrics that touch the heart, leaving many feeling inspired and empowered while understanding the importance of being true to themselves. As someone who is unapologetically himself, he looks forward to curating meaningful music that sets him apart from other composers, allowing him to leave his mark on those who listen to his songs.While working in entertainment, Jay has had the opportunity to collaborate with several leading industry producers, such as Ski Beatz, Nottz, and Mark Henry. He has toured with the rock group Kid is Qual, which opened up for the American rock band Jack's Mannequin, and founded groups such as flyneverdies and candy from strangers, consisting of some of the most amazing artists. Regularly working with his right-hand man and business partner, D Smith, Jay looks forward to finding fantastic talent across various genres of music to bring something new and exciting to the table.As the dedicated artist he is, Jay recently released My New Normal, an album he hopes will help broaden his reach and allow him to expand to entirely new audiences through the power of his captivating sounds and brilliant lyricism. While heavily committed to his music career, he has been featured on several television shows and movies, including All American on The CW and other programs featured on MTV, A24, and Sony.Jay is a versatile artist using his edgy personality and natural talent to create music that goes beyond traditional societal norms. If he's not working on writing a new song, sampling sounds in the studio, or completing voiceovers for different companies that regularly reach out to him, you will find Jay working on his fitness or reading a good book to keep himself entertained. Remaining dedicated to his many passions in life, this well-versed entertainer has no plans of retiring any time soon and looks forward to seeing what the future has in store for him.
candyfromstrangers is a blend of dance/electronica and soul. The east coast based group focuses on developing sounds that extend far beyond surface value and create songs that not only feel good to the ears but also the soul. Members include Trew,, Danni Holland, And a rotation of friends and musicians that help inject ideas into the overall band.