Raised in the Midwest, Jay Tighe has always had a love for music. Whether it was singing or songwriting, he found himself inspired by all types of genres from his first taste of country music in Kenny Rogers to the Motown sounds of the Jackson 5, to the pop perfection of vocalists like George Michael.
One thing Jay knew is, music would be something that would be a part of his life forever. He grew up finding a love for writing music and being the storyteller with singing. No other form of communication could tell a story like a good song. Always learning and growing, Jay finished college earning both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree and then made the move to music in full force. The release of his debut independent album DRIVEN, featuring 11 tracks all written and performed by Jay, set the stage for a man who quickly found a large following on social media surpassing 125K followers on Instagram and Twitter. His faithful fans supported him as he took the stage across the country – anywhere to promote his music whether it was in bars, county fairs, as opening act for artists like Sugarland and Jason Aldean, or even the occasional National Anthem performance at MLB and NHL games. Jay’s background in marketing, his professionalism and drive for success, and passion for performing are what continue to help develop his brand. • Follow Jay on social media @ jaytighe