Jhay Cabrera (Jhay C)
Producer | Songwriter
Jhay C is one of the hardest working and most versatile music producers / songwriters in Australia, with the uncanny ability to take a simple idea, vocal melody, or demo track, and transform it into a hit pop song. Covering a diverse range of genres including pop, R&B, hip hop, electronic and rock, Jhay C always stays true to what matters the most; the song.
Jhay C’s major break came when he was handpicked to work alongside multi-ARIA winning producer Audius (Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy, Ricki-Lee, Selwyn). Since then he’s gone on to work with an impressive list of Australian pop artists including Justice Crew, Chris Sebastian, Will Singe, Maribelle, Paulini, Marvin Priest, Ellie Drennan, Caterina Torres, Shannon Noll, Anthony Callea, Shari Short, Fatai, Mind Over Matter, Emily Williams, Kings X, Omar Dean, Angel Tairua, Diana Rouvas and more.
Most recently Jhay C scored his first major US Top 20 hit co-producing and writing ‘Slayʼ by Nia Sioux. His recent credits also include releases by Sarah De Bono’s ARIA Gold selling single Beautiful, Bielfield, Courtney Act, Lani Misalucha and a number of cuts for LA label ‘Superpopʼ, which has resulted in his work being featured on major US TV channels such as MTV, BET and Lifetime. Illustrating Jhay C’s versatility, he appeared on Channel 10’s ‘The Bachelorette 2016ʼ as a guest producer / mentor, guiding the show’s contestants to record the single “End of the Rose”.
Jhay C credits the 90’s for his natural R&B and pop sensibilities:
“Having a love for 90ʼs R&B music, I was inspired by the likes of Teddy Riley, Babyface and Devante Swing for their musical genius in putting a heavy hip hop beat under some sweet soul R&B melodies. Being self taught on the guitar and piano, I moved on to production and songwriting and havenʼt looked back since.”