NeuFutur Magazine Introduces Jerad Finck

Pop rocker Jerad Finck carries a bright, powerful musical flavor to fans, enlightening them with the sounds of rock-n-roll’s future. Finck’s sound is accessible and endearing but also forward-thinking, moving the music up a notch and setting a new bar. Finck is the new reigning prince of pop.

Something to Believe In

Some declare that we live in an age of cynicism but if you ask Finck, you’ll get another answer entirely. “Music gives me something to believe in,” he says. “It offers a direction for my life.” Music is always there, no matter how hard things get. And with Finck adding his input to the world of music, it’s a new hope for pop and a new era in rock-n-roll.

Harmony

One of the beautiful aspects of Finck’s engaging music is his focus on harmony. “I love harmony and see it as a lost art these days. I try to integrate harmony and melody with smart lyrics and catchy hooks.” And it’s a successful experiment. Finck’s music hits with delicious grooves, lush melodies and harmonies and lyrical intelligence. Fans can attest to the sharp songwriting quality this artist offers with each track.

Everyday Life

The aspects of daily life provide a cornucopia of inspiration for Finck. He sees all around him the potential for song material. His keen eye for real life experiences imbues his songs with realism and emotional honesty. “Everyday life inspires me. It’s the experiences I go through and people that I meet that give way to all the songs I write.”

The Artist at Work

Finck was a finalist in 2002’s Maryhill Singer/Songwriter championship. He was a VH1 Song of the Year finalist in 2005 for his song “Took” while “Holiday” took runner-up position in that slot. 2006 saw him as a finalist in the same category for “Runaway.” Finck won the song of the year award that same year for “Goodbye”. He reached finalist status as best vocalist of the month at Singer’s Universe in January and August of 2006 and was also finalist for song of the month in June of 2006. “Goodbye” took honorable mention in 2006 for the Billboard World Song Contest. Garageband.com has bestowed a number of honors on Finck, such as track of the day for “All I Know” and “Goodbye” while “All I Know” took best love song honors. He was also declared best acoustic guitarist at that site in addition to being voted best male vocalist. He was accepted into the 2006 International Trade Show in Midem, France and the 2006 XMG Major Label showcase in Chicago and was selected for Best of the Inland Northwest 2006 CD. Finck’s new album, “This Bird Has Flown,” will be released in the near future; a tour to support the album is in the works. He is currently working with A&R Select, the leading indie A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.

Review

“Jerad Finck’s music speaks for itself. But for those who have missed it we can say but one thing: Rectify that. Now!”  A&R Select

Awards and Accolades

– Finalist in 2002 Maryhill Singer/Songwriter championship.

-Finalist for VH1 Song of the Year in November of 2005 with “Took”

-Finalist for VH1 Song of the Year in January of 2006 with “Runaway”

-Runner-up for VH1 Song of the Year in February of 2005 with “Holiday”

-Winner for VH1 Song of the Year in April of 2006 with “Goodbye”

-Finalist for Best Vocalist of the Month at Singer’s Universe for January of 2006

-Finalist for Best Vocalist of the Month at Singer’s Universe for August 2006

-Finalist for Best Song of the Month at Singer’s Universe for June of 2006

-Track of the Day on Garageband.com with “All I Know”

-Track of the Day on Garageband.com with “Goodbye”

-Best Love Song on Garageband.com with “All I Know”

-Best acoustic guitar on Garageband.com

-Best Male Vocals on Garageband.com

-Accepted into the 2006 International Trade Show in Midem, France

-Accepted into the 2006 XMG Major Label showcase in Chicago, Ill

-Selected for Best of the Inland Northwest 2006 CD

Website: http://www.myspace.com/jeradfinckmusic

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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