Music man Jhay C’s high note

Jhay C, Point Cook music producer and songwriter. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Alesha Capone

As a music producer and songwriter, Jhay Cabrera – aka Jhay C – usually works behind the scenes to help create a hit song.

But the Point Cook resident will be in front of the cameras for a new Channel Seven television show called All Together Now, in which he appears as one of 100 music experts.

The show gives singers 90 seconds to impress the experts, with the winner receiving a $100,000 prize in the final episode.

Although the release date of the program is yet to be announced, eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted Cabrera on promos which have been airing for the show in recent weeks.

Cabrera said he believed television audiences would enjoy the program because of its “fun and lightheartedness”.

“It’s about having the best time and singing along with singers who truly connect with you,” he said.

Working as a producer and engineer in Melbourne and Sydney with Studios 301, his songs have featured in more than 100 television shows including American Ninja Warrior, Devious Maids, The Young and the Restless and Stuck in the Middle, and the Hugh Jackman film Logan. The theme song of Channel Nine’s drama Doctor Doctor is also one of Cabrera’s.

He even reached the US top 20 with the song Slay by Nia Sioux from Dance Moms and the ARIA top five with Beautiful, by Sarah De Bono from The Voice.

“I always get a pleasant surprise when my kids hear them [my songs] on TV and tell me, ‘That’s your song Dad’,” Cabrera said.