Biography

Extremely hard-working, Jerad and his band have completed seven national tours covering over 200,000 road miles and 46 states.  Jerad has opened for and/or toured with Daughtry, OAR, Christian Perri, Edwin McCain, DADA, Sister Hazel, Vertical Horizon, Parachute, One EskimO, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Hires, Red Wanting Blue, Ron Pope, Cracker, Ingram Hill, Tony Lucca and many many othes.  Special performances include Live In The Vineyard, Hotel Carolina, SXSW, Indie Week Toronto, The Rock Boat XII, and Balcony TV. Jerad has been featured in over fifty newspapers and magazines; including CMJ, Skope, American Songwriter, Amplifier, Acoustic Magazine.

Jerad also caught the attention of major labels, and he is now signed on with Rock Ridge and ADA/Warner Music Group. Recently, Jerad has also signed a Publishing deal with BMG/Chrysalis in the Fieldhouse Wing. Jerad is also an official Gibson Guitarist.


Jerad and his band have performed on dozens of Morning TV shows on NBC, CBS, ABC & FOX.

His songs have been featured in movies and television shows on HBO, ESPN, Discovery, CBS & NBC, among others.

Jerad has also released 2 singles nationally to radio, breaking into the Mediabase top 40 Independently in multiple formats with Jerad's Sophomore single "Runaway" achieving breakout success peaking at #33 in AC, #42 in HOT AC, and #25 in HOT AC Indicator!

 

 

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
  • Honorably Mention for 2006 Billboard World Song Contest with “Goodbye”
  • 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
  • Finalist for 2007 Cooch Singer/Songwriter series
  • Finalist for 2007 Independent Music World Series music search.
  • Finalist for 11th Annual Unisong World Contest with “Goodbye”
  • Finalist for 2007 Independent Music World Series music search.
  • Finalist for 11th Annual Unisong World Contest with “Goodbye”
  • Awarded the 2009 GrINDIE from RadioINDY.com for Musical Excellence for the album “Jerad Finck”

 

Discography

  • The Last Word (2001)
  • The Last Word Unplugged (2003)
  • The Last Word EP (2004)
  • The Last Word – Counting Change (2005)
  • Jerad Finck – (2007) This Bird has Flown
  • Jerad Finck – (Current) Jerad Finck
  • Jerad Finck - Stuck in Your Riddle

 

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