He is a singer-songwriter and producer born in Flint,
Michigan, to a musical family.
He started singing in church when he was about 9 years
old began in the music business as a member of The Mark-Keys with his
brothers. They became well
known and often performed as the openers for artists such as Johnny Taylor,
Timmy Thomas, and The Ohio Players.
Wanting to go out on his own he performed the song
“I Don’t Wanna Come Down” for the 1984 movie Breakin
II Electric Boogaloo. Recording in Detroit, Michigan, he
also added to his talents through the tutelage of Ron Banks, who had been
with The Dramatics, and George Clinton.
Over the course of his career he has worked with many
artists, which include Carl Carlton, The Commodores, The Contours, The Four
Tops, The Grand Rapids Symphony, The Sound of the Supremes and The
Temptations. He has released
the CD Be My Woman with another in the works.
Today he continues singing and producing his own
material for his own Tayjay Records.
He is also seen as the lead singer of The Miracles who he joined in
2005 when he replaced Sidney Justin.
Finding time to do charitable work he has worked with
the organisation Al-Kebu-Lan Village, which aids youngsters by helping them
with opportunities in and around Detroit.