"I’m lucky I can sing for a living."
Not many people can say that they are doing what they love to do and make a living out of it. I’m lucky that I sing for a living. I knew I was meant to sing when I became inseparable with a karaoke machine when I was four years old. I seriously believe that it was my singing muse.
When people describe my singing as passionate, expressive, and electrifying, I can’t help but smile because I feel that my singing is truly appreciated. Hearing nice things gives my confidence a major boost and it helps me go on even when things aren’t smooth sailing.
Those who have watched me perform in Las Vegas or seen my videos on my social media accounts would know that I sing an eclectic mix of musical genres. It’s like having multiple musical personalities and I love it! I can switch genres with a snap of my finger. Don’t believe me? Just check out my collaboration with Jarret Myers on YouTube where we covered popular songs. Glo-Jay is just an awesome duo, don’t you think?
As you can probably tell from my song choices, I have many musical influences, but the one artist that inspires me the most is Amy Winehouse. I truly believe that I found my twin flame in Amy’s voice.
When people ask why I impersonate Amy Winehouse, my answer is simple: I love her! That’s the real reason. Impersonating her was not something that I sought out, but those who have watched me perform Amy’s songs said that I shared her sultry and confident style. She was an amazing artist. Impersonating her is my show of respect for her and for her music. Her voice and music changed me forever and I will forever be grateful.
When I’m not channeling the powerful voice of Amy, I am belting out some dance party music, country, and Top 40 songs in different venues in Las Vegas. I got to sing the part of Sia in the song “Wild Ones” with Flo Rida. That was an amazing experience! I hope to do more of that in the future. I also sing with different bands and that’s always a hoot and a half!
I could have chosen a different career path, but I guess singing chose me too! Otherwise, it wouldn’t work as well as it has for the past few years. There have been some struggles and self-doubt along the way, but I had to believe in myself because if I don’t, who will?
Music is part of my life and it has a more profound meaning to me. It allows me to express myself in ways that I couldn’t explain. I also write songs to express how I feel about certain things. Most of the songs are in my head, but I do have a couple of them recorded (one of them is called “Please”). Who knows, maybe some of them will see the light of day and hit the airwaves or iTunes?