A dedicated family man, classically trained on piano, self-taught on drums and guitar, Kingston, Jamaica born artist Claye is well ahead of the curve in utilising his broad ranging talents to define not just his own sound and spirit, but to help others find theirs too; Claye’s musical collaborators are no less his family than his flesh & blood. His musical journey began in his home country writing and producing reggae tracks of surprising accomplishment when he was barely into his teens.
Expertly synthesising delicate strains of his wide ranging influences, from Timbaland and The Neptunes to Teddy Riley and Hans Zimmer, Claye soon became a hugely in-demand producer. He has shared his wealth of musical talent & gift for ear worming melody wherever he has travelled and has helped to sculpt tracks for artists as influential and diverse as Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Ky-Mani Marley, Chipmunk, Gentleman & Aloe Blacc and Michael Patrick Kelly.
A resume containing even one of the above names & achievements would probably be enough for most artists to rest on their laurels and call their career a done-deal but now, after an EP and two albums of his own music which have garnered critical acclaim from key tastemakers such as Reggaeville and a number of other respected music sites (also racking hundreds of thousands of plays on streaming services) Claye has decided to truly step into the spotlight in the manner of so many of the artists he has helped build the careers and dreams of.