Having written for nearly his entire life, Hales officially launched Trey The Ruler in 2012 as a written project featured in self-released zines while in high school, eventually evolving into live spoken word performances at local Pacific Northwest shows. After graduating, Hales headed out on the road working for bands on larger club tours, and was soon asked to perform by the bands on the tour packages out of their curiosity to see what the project was all about. Bands were into it, kids were into it, and Hales was super into it, offering a welcome change of pace to shows with a subtle intensity and powerfully unique performances.
Following the November 2013 release of his debut EP / 7″, Hell Is Under My Hair, Hales set out to do something different for future releases, and began the process of evolving his craft to incorporate musical backing, to further evolve the soundscape of the project for future releases.
Additional details on Trey The Ruler’s full-length release will be announced later this year.