Trez signs music contract with Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks, president and founder of Dunamus Soundz Music Group.
By Arthia Nixon, The Ambassador Agency
(Nassau, The Bahamas) Former gospel girl band member, Trez is returning to music but this time as a soloist and with a recording contract from the Dunamus Soundz Music Group.
Trez, a James Cistern resident, first hit national radio at age 16, as one fourth of Divine Praise, led by Eleutheran singer/producer Jaynell. That was 10 years ago – before she graduated Central Eleuthera High, before she married popular pastor Jamie ‘DJ Crunktified’ Isaacs, before she became a successful entrepreneur and before she became a mom.
Now, she’s prepared to balance her bustling nail salon business with studio sessions, even though it will take a few flights back and from Eleuthera to Nassau to accomplish her dream of having a gospel/inspirational album.
“It’s a dream come true, a blessing and a new experience,” she said has her husband held their newest addition to the family while she took a break from recording at DSMG studios. “It’s something I’ve wanted to get back into and I’ve always prepared myself to return to music. It was always one of my dreams and I never once gave up on it. I’m thankful that my husband is so supportive and encouraged me to continue beyond my role as worship leader at our church.”
Despite the support, Trez admits working on her first single Cast Me Not Away comes with a bit of a new feeling.
“I’m used to being in the studio with three other people,” she reminisced. “Now, I’m the one writing, singing, harmonizing, and creating all by myself. It will take some getting used to but I do miss the group and having the others because we cheered each other on and stuff.”
Trez says she is excited to work with award-winning producer and Bahamian hip-hop pioneer Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks, noting that he made her feel comfortable from the moment she stepped into the studio.
“Trez is a pleasure to work with,” said Parks. “I’ve known her husband because of his role as a gospel music promoter in Eleuthera but I’m getting to know her as a soloist and more seasoned singer. She’s grown a lot since the days she was in the group and I think her sound will certainly be appreciated along with her message. At DSMG, we always look for passion within the person and we are pleased to welcome her to our family.”