CeyJay

CeyJay

BandAlternativeAcoustic

One man and his weapon of choice, the piano, make emotional commentary on the world around him.

Biography

Singer/songwriter/pianist/dancer/choreographer/model. CeyJay originates from Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles. A trained musician since age 7, he has been performing most of his life through choir, recitals, musicals/theatre. He moved on to Boston, MA to attend Berklee College of Music graduating with honors with a double degree in songwriting/music business. He added on dance experience as a choreographer and member of hip-hop/jazz funk company Rainbow Tribe performing in venues as large as the Boston Garden Center. The following subsequent years were spent playing shows throughout the New England area, most notably the CMJ Magazine Musicfest in NYC in 1998. He was discovered by Big Noise Records in Providence, RI that released his first song "Shirts vs Skins" on their compilation CD "Digital Side of the Moon". CeyJay went on to release his first independent EP "Bittersweet Morsels" which continued to sell out at retail chains and earned praise from local press. He then moved out to Los Angeles to further pursue his art. He is currently a freelance model/actor, and a member of two dance groups, Dance Planet and Fusion Entertainment. He is playing solo acoustic shows locally.

The CD "Bittersweet Morsels" was on the ballot to be nominated for the 2006 GRAMMY AWARDS for Record of the Year "Shirts vs Skins", Album of the Year "Bittersweet Morsels", Song of the Year "Do" and "Shirts vs Skins", Best New Artist, Best Male Vocal Performance "God Save This Queen", and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Lyrics

"God Save This Queen Too"

Written By: CeyJay Jumao-as

Hey there lonely man why do you continue to ruin the plan?
Hey there northern lad why look forward and forget what you once had?
Hey there do you recall why you fell at all or how you're gonna make my insides new?
Somehow follow through?
All I ask of you is god save this queen too

Hey there little guy why are you determined to just get by?
Hey there mister he why live life so fluid build a mystery
Hey there space cadet now I'm willing to bet that you're not gonna make my insides new
Somehow follow through
All I ask of you is god save this queen too

2 4 6 8
Why do I depreciate?
Learn to not hate
Forever
Spoiled baby
Grow up maybe
Will I save me?
Will I ever make my insides new?
Somehow follow through?
All I ask of you is god save this queen too

"Teenage Girl"

Written By: CeyJay Jumao-as

He's got a funny way of making me die
He's got a perfect smile and a poet's tongue (He's really deep)
I've got long blond hair and braces to match
The boys say I'm flat chested mom says I'm underdone (Wait a couple weeks)
And what everyone knows is that I've built a shrine of his world
MOM LAY OFF I'm a teenage girl

Going off to see his show at the local hall
I don't have a thing to wear gonna hit the mall (Till credit card breaks)
He's gonna notice me I'll wear a tight skirt
Show off some pasty tasty skin boy it could not hurt (Do whatever it takes)
And what everyone knows is that I've built a shrine of his world
MOM LAY OFF I'm a teenage girl

Stole a picture of him naked
Got his number traced
He knows I'm dying to meet him
But I wonder why he wants me erased?

Saw him leave the show with another babe
How could he do this to me I'm his #1 fan?
Big deal she's got a body
Big deal she's got a butt
But I own the butt that was gonna make him a man
Now that he's got a girl I've destroyed my shrine of his world
And you've just lost this teenage girl

Discography

"Bittersweet Morsels"- Debut independent EP
"Digital Side of the Moon"- Big Noise Records compilation
"Down Along This Road"- Eliot Popkin (co-written track on CD)

Set List

Sets range from 20-50mins depending on venue booking.

List of repertiore-

Original-
"Inalienable Rights"
"Shirts vs Skins"
"Do"
"Lady Karma"
"God Save This Queen Too"
"Mother Goose"
"Virgin In Space"
"Shining Knight"
"In The Dark"
"Living On Borrowed Sorrow"
"Teenage Girl"
"Think Of Jon"
"The Wonder Woman Song (Kick Your Ass)"
"Superhero"
"Tumbleweed"
"Lullabye For Aria"
"The Better Person"
"Meticulous"
"Quit"
"To The Grave"
"A Message From The Hare To The Tortoise"
"Muscle Memory"
"Sometimes"
"Into Me"
"The Game (Never Left High School)"

Covers-
"Since You've Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson
"Don't Cha"- Pussycat Dolls
"Love Is A Battlefield" - Pat Benetar
"Wonder Woman 70's Theme Song"
"Star Wars Theme"
"The Simpsons Theme"
"What A Girl Wants" - Christina Aguilera
"Don't Stop Believin'"- Journey
"Take On Me"- A-Ha
"Fast Car"-Tracy Chapman
"High and Dry"- Radiohead