I’m Michael Rey a Country Songwriter. I am originally from Hanna Wyoming. I’ve been listening to, & playing Country Music my entire life. I am an US Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, Proud Father & musician. I respect all genre’s of music, but I have always fallen back to my roots. Which is Country Music.
I have no doubt that somewhere inside of my music is a touch of every song (no matter the genre) I’ve have ever listened to. I would hope that this gives the songs I write (that just enough different) an edge over trying to chase or keep up with popular trends in music. I’ve done that in the past, and it can become rather hectic.
Since I do consider myself “Solely” a Songwriter, rather that a singer. I can probably get a way with a little more from the Industry professional than a Singer/Artist (self contained artist) could who trying to get a break into the music field using one consistent style. Also, since I am a Songwriter, I this extra flexibility to cover a lot of different genre’s. For example, if the song I write feels a little Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B etc. the Producers I hire to demo that particular song can pull it back into Country mode. Or, more times than not, record that way if the feel of the song it better suited.
I don’t write for any particular type of trend that is out there. Even if I did, by the time my song hit the Artist, the trend would more than likely have passed. Leaving me with a real good dated song.
With me, it’s all 150% about the song. I want to take you on a 3-4 minute journey of emotions, feelings, pictures, so when you finish listening to the song you say. I can relate to that, or the song makes me feel this way or that.
When write a song geared for a potential Artist. I want them to say, “Oh I like that song it doesn’t sound like anyone else.” I’ll take it. Here’s a good example, “Frame by Frame” & “Do those THINGS!” are my first Nashville Tennessee cuts. “Frame by Frame” when you listen to it, has a real solid “Traditional Country” feel. Where as “Do those THINGS!” has a total “Rockabilly” Pop feel. Another song “Easy” has what I would call a Country Soul feel. Lastly, a song I wrote called “One Drop”I use the best studio musicians from Nashville Tennessee that I can find to give the song the best chance of placement that I can. I write each of my songs for the likes of Major & Independent Artists. These various artists may come across my songs through a “Pitch” from my Publisher, or perhaps one of the many Social Media platforms I use. Such as “Twitter”, my Website, Blog etc.
I own & operate Rey’s place & La Familar Mexican Restaurant. I’ve had the Restaurant since 2010. The Restaurant plays a vital role in supporting the extreme passion I have for Country Music Songwriting, recording, Co-producing music & Music Videos.
Rey’s place & La Familiar Mexican Restaurant is located at: 1611 4th St. Alb, NM 87107 (505) 242-9661 I hope that if you are ever in my area that you will stop to have to great Mexican food. Enjoy, and perhaps get a chance to listen to the songs I write in person. I do sing them, but an Artist with a great voice can really do much better.
Rey’s place New Mexican Food Restaurant in Albuquerque proudly supports Michael Rey Music. Visit us on the Web http://www.reysplace.net
Please feel free to check out & comment on all the links on my page to find out more about the songs I write.
More to come….