When Jeremy was ten years old, a choir teacher discovered his natural talent and offered him the musical lead in a school production. His performance in the play, whose plot eerily mirrored his life, intensely moved his mother, motivating her to seek treatment. “That’s when I first realized the power of music,” Jeremy remembers. Sadly, his mother’s continued setbacks forced Jeremy into the foster care system, where he was shuffled between group homes and shelters from the age of 14. During these troubled times, he used music to escape from the harsh realities of life, listening to Jackson Five, Boyz II Men and Tony, Toni Toné.
At 18, Jeremy decided to pursue his dream of becoming a singer. He aspired to make music an outlet for his emotions, thoughts and beliefs. “One night I prayed for the power to express myself through songwriting. I woke up at 4am and wrote my first song.” Over 70 songs later, Jeremy has cultivated a style all his own that ranges from heartfelt songs of love to driving dance grooves.
Deeply inspired by R&B and soul music of the past and present, Jeremy counts Usher, Montell Jordan and Brian McKnight among his musical influences. Jeremy expresses himself with youthful energy and passion, without ignoring the street-smart edge he acquired in his youth. His brand of R&B is infused with a hip hop edge, creating a contemporary urban sound. Drawing from his troubled personal life, he crafts songs with meaningful lyrics that explores the themes of love and passion as well as spirituality. Jeremy is dedicated to helping the community through his music.
He regularly volunteers with underprivileged children at the Boys and Girls Center. “A lot of kids have had a hard life. I love talking with them and showing them there are options. Trust me, I’ve been there.
I know what it’s like.” In 2002, Jeremy organized a September 11th benefit in his hometown where he premiered his moving ballad “That’s When I Stop Missing You.” Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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