Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Trey Lorenz: Sharing His Passion For Life Through Song
by Cyrus Webb
Many got to know Grammy-Nominated recording artist Trey Lorenz when he sang a cover of the Jackson Five's "I'll Be There" with Superstar Mariah Carey, but that was by no means the beginning for him. In fact his love of music and skills as a performer became apparent as a kid in church growing up in the South. Today people all around the world know of his talent, and he is using the platform available to him to share his passion for life through song.
I had the opportunity to interview Trey on Conversations LIVE in September 2011 just as he was celebrating a string of high notes of the year. Before the discussion on the radio he had already enjoyed the success of two hit songs overseas with DJ Harry Choo Choo and DJ Tony Moran with the #1 UK dance record “Can I Love U More”.
I asked him in the interview what was it like for him to do something that he was so passionate about? "It's really a blessing," he told me "Life is a progression. I feel really fortunate."
The first time Trey performed "I'll Be There" with Mariah Carey for the world was on MTV Unplugged, however, it was the performance in 2009 at the Michael Jackson Memorial that people seemed to really resonate with. For Trey it was in many ways a full-circle experience. "It was one of those surreal moments in life," he relates. As someone who grew up loving Motown and of course Michael Jackson, it was an honor that Trey will never forget.
When asked what advice would he give artists looking to break into the business, his answer is clear: "Do your homework and study your craft. Some artist may have great songs but lack in other areas. Make sure you are studying the greats."
For Trey Lorenz nothing is impossible. His new single "Rescue Me" is available now on Itunes, and he can be found performing across the country and beyond sharing his passion for life and his gift of music. Even as he is reaching higher levels professionally, Trey also has words of wisdom for everyone with a dream. "If you have a passion for something make sure you stay with your first love," he says. "If it's really your passion it will never change."
Keep up with Trey Lorenz online at www.facebook.com/treylorenzmusic and www.twitter.com/trey_lorenz.