jenna drey

jenna drey

 Miami, Florida, USA
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Jenna Drey is a singer/ songwriter with three consecutive Billboard Hot Dance Play charting singles in 2005 & 2006, and 2007, including "By the Way" & was Billboard Top 50 most played songs of the year. An accomplished songwriter, Jenna has won or placed in over 8 International Songwriting Contests.

Biography

Jenna is currently working on releasing a new album in the Summer of 2012, and a new single, as a follow up to her previous two albums, which contained the Billboard charting dance hits such as "Killin' Me", & "Why Should I Believe You", and the 2007 Billboard #4 dance song hit "By The Way." In 2011, she released the single, "Can't Let Go" which received consistent airplay on reporting dance leaning stations such as C89.5 Seattle, Music Choice, WNRG 107.9 FL, and more. Her new single, "Summer Night In Seattle" is scheduled for release May 15, 2012, in association with the support that Seattle C89.5 has given Jenna for 6 straight years on all of her dance hits.

Jenna Drey released her 4th single, "All Out Of Love," in May 2008, with leading U.S dance/pop record label, Robbins Entertainment, as a follow up to her hit, "By The Way." With a great recent feature review from Chuck Taylor at Billboard Magazine, the single found it's way across a wide variety of stations in the U.S, including WKTU in NY and 104.3 in LA, as well as making its way to the R&R Top 40 indicator charts. The past three singles have all been consecutive Billboard Dance Chart topping originals, with "By The Way" reaching as high as #4 in the spring of 2007, maintaining a chart position for 16 consecutive weeks. Not only does the artist have pipes of steel and a three octave range, she has assembled a top production team that includes talent such as two-time Grammy-award winning producer Nile Rodgers (for Madonna, Eric Clapton, Alphabeat, and many more) and Kevin Churko, producer/writer for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Shania Twain and many more.

Jenna also released the HDTV music video for "Why Should I Believe You," making it one of the first music videos filmed in high definition (HDTV).

Her original song, "A Thousand Times a Day," was a feature song in the motion picture, "A Big Gay Musical."

As a songwriter, Jenna has gained industry notoriety by winning five high profile songwriting contests: The Dallas Songwriters Association National Contest ; The USA Songwriting Competition for “Why Should I Believe You"; The International Songwriting Competition for “Killin’ Me”; and most notably, the VH-1 Save The Music, “Song of the Year Competition” where she won in two categories, Best Dance Song and Best Pop Song. Over the past several years, Jenna's music has appeared and been used on TV and film for shows such as "America's Top Model," the DVD pressings for "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place" and even a feature song in the motion picture "Bachelor Party Vegas."

“ Just Like That,” Jenna's first single, produced by Nile Rodgers, was further honored in October 2004, when it was adopted as the battle song for the 2004 World Series Champions, The Boston Red Sox. The chorus of the song, revised to “Reverse The Curse, Just Like that”, played at all televised home games, reaching an audience of over 12.5 million baseball fans each week. Other sports teams, including the Pistons, Pacers, Raiders, and Wizards have since begun implementing the “Just Like That” sports mixes into their live game entertainment.

Jenna Drey currently resides in Miami, and is actively touring and recording in promotion with the current single and upcoming album

Lyrics

Just Like That

Written By: Jenna Drey & Kevin Churko

“JUST LIKE THAT”
copyright 2004
Words and Music by Jenna Drey and Kevin Churko
Manager: 305-945-1230

"Winner for Best Pop Song in the "VH1 Song of the Year Contest 2004-"
Announced Sept 7th, 2004

Just Like That, Touch me
Just like that, No stopping,
This is what you wanted,
Finish what you started.

I see the way, you stare through my eyes
Don’t think that I’m the only one with butterflies.
I read the signs,
The sweat from your skin comes from the flame of passion rising deep within.
Are you ready to meet me?
Do you wanna, completely?
Do you hunger to feed me with your body?

Just Like That, Touch me
Just like that, No stopping,
This is what you wanted,
Finish what you started.
(Just) Like That,
Burning Slow like wax
I’m melting
This is what you wanted
Baby now you got it
Just like that, Oh like that

Don’t stop to think bout what all this means
There is no reason to deny our destiny
Pretend this may be our last chance to know
So free your mind and let your inhibitions go
Let your body embrace me.
Common Baby, enslave me
Are you ready to play me all the movies in your mind?

Just Like That, Touch me
Just like that, No stopping,
This is what you wanted,
Finish what you started.
Like That,
Burning Slow like wax
I’m melting
This is what you wanted
Baby now you got it
Just like that, Oh like that

Does this make you uneasy?
The way you crave and need me?
I know you wanna please me.

KILLIN ME

Written By: JENNA DREY & KEVIN CHURKO

"Killin' Me"
By Jenna Drey& Kevin Churko
copyright 2004
954--925-1208

I can't remember what it's like
To lie in bed and sleep at night
Where did I go wrong? Where did I go wrong?
Every memory, every touch
Goes round my head till it's too much
Where did I go wrong?
I drag my feet along the shore
To clear my head
The sand and wind burn my skin yet
I'm freezing cold

It's killin' me to let you go
I'm dying here, don't you know that
Lovin you is all I know how to breathe
I can't admit I've lost this fight
I'm holding on for dear life
If lovin you is al my heart ever beats
It's killin' me to let go

I walk by places where we've been
In case ill see your face again
How do I let go? How do I let go?
Am I so crazy to believe
That someday you'll come back to me
How do I let go? How do I let go?
The whispers of your voice remain
My body aches
Will I ever wake to a day
Where I don't think of you?

It's killin' me to let you go
I'm dying here, don't you know that
Lovin you is all I know how to breathe
I can't admit I've lost this fight
I'm holding on for dear life
If lovin you is al my heart ever beats
It's killin' me to let go

WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE YOU

Written By: JENNA DREY & KEVIN CHURKO

“Why Should I Believe You”
Words and music By Jenna Drey and Kevin Churko
Copyright 2004
305-945-1230

NOTE:
*This song was top ten Finalist as announced 11/25/03 in the USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION. (Over 30,000 entires this year.)

I’m Tired
Of Being alone in your world, on the outside looking in.
I feel like
A little fish in your bowl
And I don’t know how to swim.
I’m Hoping, you’ll look at me
And notice I’m about to drown
So dizzy, we keep going round & round & round & round so,

Why Should I Believe You
After All I’ve Been Through
Why should I believe you now
You gotta show me all the reasons
Why I should not be leavin
Cause words won’t tell me, show me
Why should I believe you.

I’m hearing
All the same excuses that you already told.
I’m trying
To change the channel we’re on
Cause the shows’ just getting old.
It’s only when I walk away,
You’re back begging on your knees.
We’re up we’re down.
We keep going round & round & round & round so

Why Should I Believe You
After All I’ve Been Through
Why should I believe you now
You gotta show me all the reasons
Why I should not be leavin
Cause words won’t tell me, show me
Why should I believe you.

Bridge;
It’s not so easy, for you to please me
I’m not a toy in your hand,
I won’t be wait, or hesitating
To find myself another man

SHADOW OF A STRANGER

Written By: JENNA DREY & KEVIN CHURKO

“Shadow of a Stranger”
A Theme for JAMES BOND MOVIE
By Jenna & Kevin Churko
305-945-1230 ph / 954-925-1208 ph
copyright 2004

NOTE-
This was written to be the theme song for the next "JAMES BOND MOVIE."

You and I we see, so deep within each other.
Words don’t have to speak
To hear our thoughts uncovered.
I long for you inside
So much, it makes me wonder,
Why is it a crime
To hold on to a love that’s never made me feel so alive.

The Shadow of a stranger
Should not feel so familiar
The Shadow of a stranger
Should not feel so secure
But when I feel the darkness
My heart waits to surrender
I can’t escape the flame that burns inside
For the shadow of a stranger

In you I feel the tides, so passionately turning
They rip through me inside
I’m drowning in this yearning.
I need your lips to mine
To pull me out from under.
Yet under you I find
A world that gives new meaning to belief in the divine

The Shadow of a stranger
Should not feel so familiar
The Shadow of a stranger
Should not feel so secure
But when I feel the darkness
My heart waits to surrender
I can’t escape the flame that burns inside
For the shadow of a stranger

Bridge:
Hold me now – It shouldn’t feel this good together.
Hold me now – Would we feel this way forever?
Lay me down - Let me taste the thirst of your lips
All I need is your breath to exist somehow.

SAY GOODBYE TO LONELINESS

Written By: JENNA DREY & KEVIN CHURKO

"Say Goodbye to Loneliness"
Words & Music by Jenna and Kevin Churko
954-925-1208 (ph)

* This song won 2004 VH-1 SONG OF THE YEAR for Best Dance song in Jan.

He was a sweet talk’in stranger.-
You were the friend by my side. -
He wore my heart like his pager,-
Stringing me along for the ride.-
And there was you,-
Reaching out to me.-
But at the time confusion was all I could see.-
I never knew what you felt inside-
Then all at once it hit me, -
That I could say goodbye…-

Say goodbye to loneliness.-
Loving him was once all that mattered
But I only got my heart shattered
Say hello, say hello to loving you-
Loving me is all that you’ve given,-
The tables are turning-
His loss is my win-
Say Goodbye to Loneliness.

I know what you're think’in-
He'll talk his way back inside-
I know he's just an illusion-
And you're what's real in my life.-
Cause Baby you-
Mean everything to me.-
God only knows it took so long for me to see.-
It’s only you, I wanna hold at night.-
So promise me forever,-
That I can say goodbye.-

Say goodbye to loneliness.-
Loving him was once all that mattered-
But I only got my heart shattered-
Say hello say hello to loving you-
Loving me is all that you’ve given,-
The tables are turning-
His loss is my win-
Say Goodbye to Loneliness.-

Bridge:
Sometimes the truth's so hard to cut through-
When lies so easily can blind you-
I waited long enough to find you-
Now I can Say Goodbye, Say Goodbye to Loneliness.-

“Repeat Chorus to finish.”

THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY

Written By: JENNA DREY, MIHAI BOLONI, KEVIN CHURKO

"That's What They All Say"
copyright 2004
By Jenna Drey, Kevin Churko, Mihai Boloni

How do you prepare for the moment
You walk into the wrong place and time
Your friend calls you to ask for a favor
To meet him at his place tonight
As soon as you walk through his doorway
Someone pushes you against the wall
Blinding lights in your eyes and a fed on each side
So confused and surprised, you can't think at all

You got your hands up
You're like a sittin duck
That stumbled in the hunter's direction
You're set up, framed, gettin all the blame
You're innocent, "That's what they all say"
Too ba d , Jack, He stabbed you in the back
But casually forgot to mention
You're set up, framed, gettin all the blame
You're innocent, "That's what they all say,"
Innocent, "That's what they all say."

Never was there an intention
But ignorance got no leg to stand
Pressure's on to sign a confession
You're freedoms' sinking quick in the sand
You stutter and stammer excuses
Better hope your lawyer believes
Cause your friend's dirty games were done all in your name
You're been ripped, you've been burnt to the worst degree

You got your hands up
You're like a sittin duck
That stumbled in the hunter's direction
You're set up, framed, gettin all the blame
You're innocent, "That's what they all say"
Too ba d , Jack, He stabbed you in the back
But casually forgot to mention
You're set up, framed, gettin all the blame
You're innocent, "That's what they all say,"
Innocent, "That's what they all say."

Discography

Singles with significant radio airplay such as C89.5 Seattle and/or Billboard Dance Charting Singles:

Summer Night In Seattle - Release date May 15, 2012
Can't Let Go - The Remixes 2011
Girlz Night Out - The Remixes 2010
All Out Of Love - The Remixes 2008
By The Way - The Remixes 2007
Killlin' Me - The Remixes CD Single 2005
Why Shoud I Believe You - The Remixes 2005

One Step Further - The Album 2006
One Step Further
By The Way 3:29
Killin' Me 3:36
We're All Alone 3:48
Don't Wanna Cry Anymore 4:08
Shadow Of A Stranger 3:55
Why Should I Believe You 3:26
All Out Of Love 3:32
Impossibility 3:38
Thousand Times A Day 4:11
I Told You So 3:36
Was It Something That

Just Like That - JennaRation Album CD:
Just Like That
That's What They All Say 3:09
Why Should I Believe You 3:25
Stand In Line 3:39
Say Goodbye To Loneliness 3:29
Shadow Of A Stranger 3:57
More Than This 3:16
Killin' Me 4:11
Let's Ride Your Motorcycle 3:29

Set List

The set is about 20 - 30 minutes long, depending on the venue and venue requirements. This includes Jenna Drey and two pro backup dancers ready with full choreography..