Experienced demo session vocalist in Nashville, TN. Accomplished songwriter with cuts by many major label artists (Rascal Flatts,Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Home Free). Available for hire to record lead vocals and/or harmonies, as well as vocal tuning and comping, and top line/lyric writing.
A singer/songwriter with a strong and soulful streak, Jeffrey East first gained traction in Nashville as a songwriter, but he launched his recording career in 2015. A native of Dale, Texas, East first played music as part of his family's band. After performing throughout Texas, the East family relocated to Nashville in 1993, and over the next decade he continued to play music, but his career started to take off in 2006 when he focused on songwriting. Harley Allen signed East to a publishing deal and he stayed with the company for two years before moving to Zavitson Music Group in 2010. East began collaborating with other writers at ZMG, and his songs were soon placed with Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Joe Diffie, the Grascals, and Sister Hazel, among other acts. In 2015, he signed with Peer Music and began working on a performing career. He began to perform regularly and putting songs online, eventually working his way into television, appearing on CMT's Redneck Island and writing the theme song for American Pickers. He released his first single, "Party at the End of the Road," in 2015. Two years later he released two singles, "Roller Rink" and "Still Crazy."
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Interview with Jeffrey East
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Does an XBOX count as gear?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been writing professionally since 2006. It's a long road that requires a lot of commitment. But the beauty of what I do is I'm always one email, one text, one phone call away from something that could change my life forever. I love making music for a living.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would have to say I'm more of a singer/songwriter at heart. Creating music that moves me and others is indeed my greatest passion.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I've been blessed to actually get to meet and work with some of my favorite artists, but Keith Urban and John Mayer are still at the top of that list.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Knowing what you don't know is the single most important thing in any aspect of life. The same applies to music production. Always ask others what their process is and always be open to learning while still maintaining what it is that makes your sound unique.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My primary focus as a writer is in the country market, but I LOVE writing anything out of the box. In fact, I hate boxes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'd have to say writing something with meaning or a message of some sort. I like songs that have a little "meat on the bones." Also singing lead and BGVs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Lyric and melody go very much hand in hand to me. I tend to write fairly quickly. Not out of a time constraint, but it's just my creative process. If the idea is good, the rest takes care of itself.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually try to knock out vocals within 3-5 days upon receipt of a job. As far as writing, if I'm not writing alone, I love to collaborate with people that will help take a song somewhere that I wouldn't go on my own. To me, that's what makes a great co-write.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Logic X an iMac Pro with a Apogee Duet interface. My main compressor is an UA LA-610. I have all the plugins imaginable and access to other state of the art studios all around Nashville, TN.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rascal Flatts was a huge influence early on in life. Now I'm just a fan of anything different and awesome.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead vocals and BGVs. If the idea is strong, I love co-writing with new people.