February 1, 2013 09:00 AM
Michael Graye has been interested in music since he was very young. His involvement started when his parents signed him up for piano lessons at the age of 4. Ever since then, he has hooked. Michael wrote his first song at the age of 7 and has been writing, singing, and playing music ever since.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music (Vocal Performance) 3 years ago, Michael moved to Manhattan to pursue a career in the music industry. “I released my first self-produced album during college, and knew that recording/production was what I wanted to dedicate my life to,” reminisces Michael. “The creation and performance of any form of music is by far the best thing that anyone can do with their life. Music is life affirming.”
For Michael, the biggest challenge of his music career has been being so far away from his family and friends. “When I made the choice to move to New York, I acknowledged the fact that I would not see many of them face to face again for a long time,” he says. “I am lucky, though, because I know they have faith in me. They have supported my crazy drive and passion ever since I was little.”
Michael knows one thing, which is that he wants to be in the music industry for the rest of his life and he wants people to know his name. “I feel in many ways that all the steps I’ve taken; all of the struggle and rejection has brought me to this point. The truth is I love writing music. I love sharing a catchy & amazing melody, a sick beat, or a truly remarkable harmony,” he remarks. “Winning a spot in the Safe Auto commercial would mean that my choices haven’t been mistakes, my passion hasn’t been misplaced, and my talent is truly valued.”
To listen to Michael’s jingle and to vote for your favorite Safe Auto jingle, visit www.dothejingle.com.