His roots start in Manila playing guitar and co-producing for Philippine rock giants Kjwan and Mixing “Palabas” from Sponge Cola which was certified Gold (PARI) in 2009.
He then moved on and flew to Boston to study in Berklee College of Music learning under the tutelage of Susan Rogers (Prince) and Charles Alexander (The Notorious B.I.G.) amongst others to hone his musical skills and production chops.
Jorel is now based in Los Angeles where he digs deep in the music industry, working in film sound, records and live concerts doing FOH sound enjoying his multi dimensional work atmosphere.
His new single Don't Worry talks about addressing anxiety from a Christian standpoint. The song is based off scripture: Matthew 6:34 (NIV) which says “Don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.”
He uses smart phrasing, a crisp Linn Drum / 808-esque beat and simple but elegant production of catchy vocals, clean counterpoint, atmospheric guitar lines, punchy bass and some nice arpeggiated synthesizers to deliver a timeless message of hope straight from the mouth of Jesus.