Jae Verai | One To Watch

by Ashanti Jason


Music June 12, 2018

Jae Verai is a British born songstress, who originates from Guyana, and is now based in New York. Armed with a fervent passion for music, that stems from a household that enjoyed an eclectic mix of genres such as Soca, R’n’B, Reggae, Pop, Garage, and Dance, it was inevitable that her love for music would blossom into a full-fledged career pursuit. After migrating to America, to accelerate her music pursuit, she knew the sound that she craved, could be cultivated in the capitol of music NYC. Jae began receiving vocal training from renowned vocal coaches and honed her distinct voice, performing as a background and lead vocalist and collaborating with other talented, emerging artists in the music industry.  She is determined to push the envelope. Get set for Musician Jae Verai to be your new muse


Jae Verai shot by Justin McManus

For anyone not familiar with your music, how would you describe your sound?

My sound is a fusion of Alternative R&B laced with Reggae, House and garage elements. My mission is to create soul-stirring, sultry, quirky music that provokes visceral emotions and allows listeners to escape to a beautiful safe haven, where they can dance and be free.

Jae Verai shot by Justin McManus


What are your musical influences?

Born and raised in London, I was fortunate to be exposed to an eclectic range of artists that deeply inspired my sound. I am profoundly influenced by Sade, Soul to Soul, Michael Jackson, Brandy, D’Angelo, Rachelle Ferrell, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Erykah Badu, Beyonce, FKA Twigs, Sting, and Prince.

Jae Verai shot by Justin McManus


What do we have to look forward to for the rest of 2018, going into 2019?

I’m presently recording my debut EP, which will be a mixture of up-tempo and ballads that infuse alternative/dance with r&b/hip-hop/soul being the core sounds. I also will be shooting music videos and plan to organize my own musical showcases in early fall into 2019.

Photography by Justin McManus 

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