SC man performs at Michael Jackson's Memorial

South Carolina and Florence native Trey Lorenz was one of the many musical artists that performed during Michael Jackson's memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Trey sang a duet with R&B Star Maria Carey during rendition of the Jackson 5's cover "I'll Be There".

The two first met in 1990 while Trey was attending Farleight Dickenson University.   A friend of a friend took him to a studio where Carey was recording her first album and they clicked.  Carey invited him to perform as a backup singer for her 1990 promotional tour. Trey parlayed that into singingin background vocals on her sophmore album , Emotions.

Lorenz again served as Carey's backing singer on her 1992 appearance on the television show MTV Unlpugged.  Their "Unplugged" performance was released as a single that went to number one in the United States. Lorenz recorded also a duet "She Deserves It" with Polish vocalist Basis on her gold US album " The Sweetest Illusion".

Lorenz was born in Florence, SC and is a graduate of Wilson High School.