From: Netherlands Antilles
Genre: R&B, soul
Email:Clubkactus@yahoo.com Agape Records: Tel: 869-664-7960
If you’re a fan of Usher, R-Kelly or Mario let the smooth, silky lyrics of R&B Artist C-Jay seduce you with his tune “Get To Know”. Or, bounce to the up-tempo beat of “Like That”.
The sexy vocals of Jermaine Cameron “C-Jay”, float effortlessly above the music like a young Usher and has an ethereal quality that takes you on a magical journey. Born into a family that he claims has no musical talent, his natural voice is truly a blessing. He has matured and blossomed into a polished, professional Artist from the early days of his first performance in St. Marten at the tender age of twelve when he embarked on his music career singing at church. “Some say I got my start in church, but I started singing to little girls on the phone since I was… like 10.”
In 1998 C-Jay joined an all boys Gospel Group named "Blessed". “In those days we were really a force to recon with in St. Marten.” After getting his feet wet with the group he made a deeper commitment to becoming an Artist and began writing his own songs, which actually started as a joke but he ended up writing some really good material. His favorite topic to write about is the female persuasion covering themes that speak about past relationships and anticipations of future ones “…Praying the next girl doesn’t leave me in the dust again.” His music influences are evident in his style starting with the legendary Stevie Wonder, old school guys like Sam Cooke, soulful Bryan Mc Knight, songstress India Arie and Musiq Soulchild.
In 2000 he met Mr. 51/50 a local club owner and did some work with him in the studio for a while, but he never felt that people shared the same passion for music that he had. C-Jay’s talent has led him to perform on many live shows. He has competed and won many talent competitions and even took third place representing St. Marten in a Caribbean Star Singing Showdown. He has also opened for International Artists Freddie Mc Gregor,Bushman, Dru Hill, Percy Sledge, Hip-Hop/Rap Artists Lloyd Banks and Bow Wow.
“I always had music on the back burner and never took it as serious as I was supposed to. When my Granddad died in 2008 to heart disease I decided it’s time to stop wasting what God gave me and take it a little serious because life is so short and you never know when it’s your time”. When C-Jay went to college in St. Kitts he continued to pursue music and met many talented Artists; Easy B, Cutie, and Producer Kelvin from SKN Entertainment formerly Equator Records. He was also a member of the popular Rap Group “Da Embassy”, but it wasn’t until he met Romeo Parris owner of Club Kactus, that he realized his dream of creating inspiring music for people would become a reality. Now he is signed to Kactus Entertainment’s Agape Records and working with Music Producer Niquan on his first album “Premonition” in St. Kitts.
“I believe music is the number one source of expression. It soothes the heart and soul. Many will listen, some will not, but one will be inspired, I bet”.