A former member of the Pussycat Dolls is collaborating with Cayman’s own Grammy award-winning producer, Jason Gilbert
Gilbert hooked up professionally with Jessica Sutta after JG first moved to Los Angeles, he explained.
“She was signed to Hollywood Records at the time,” he said. “We had several writing sessions together and ‘Lights Out’ was the first song we wrote. The song was recorded in September 2012. At the time of completion, we joked about the song charting at No. 1, however these high hopes were shot down when Jessica was dropped from her record label. Jessica resigned an independent record deal in mid 2013. The song was released in Aug. and has slowly but surely climbed the charts.”
Indeed, Sutta has benefited from Cayman’s talent in another way – Frank E. Flowers shot her first solo music video.
The single reached the top echelons of the U.S. Dance Billboard chart, and at the time of writing was No. 3. Some achievement no matter which way you look at it. JG himself was over the moon at the success of the record.
“Having a [hit] on a Billboard chart further confirms my belief that anything and everything is possible through God,” he says. “I continuously work hard and I continuously see results. This also further confirms my belief that Cayman has what it takes to leave a footprint in the music industry.”
As well as working with the former Pussycat Doll, the producer said he has developed a reputation amongst record labels as being something of a go-to guy for new talent. During 2013 he worked with a host of artists, including Jude, Marco, Treasure Davis, Genevieve, J Mila, Katy Tiz, Collette Carr, Strange Talk and Melody Thornton.
“I’m excited to see what becomes of these records as this is where my current chart topper started,” noted JG.
“I’m also constantly working to get on A-list projects as well.”
Next for the musician and producer, he says, is to get that real breakthrough with an artist.
“I would love to win more Grammys and score Billboard chart toppers by developing and producing an artist from Cayman, as I have the platform for it now,” he mused.
“I want to continue to build my publishing and production company (JEagleMusic.com) to discover and develop new songwriters and producers locally, and complete another iZ album and tour.”
Interview by Dane Ramoon