Jerad Finck Pop/Rock SInger/Songwriter
by Jerad Finck
Spokane, Washington-based 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 embracing the new DIY direction of the music industry. He’s an indie artist who’s taking his music directly to the people using radio, press, television, online marketing and touring to connect.
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, there’s new hope for pop and a new era in rock-n-roll.
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.
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.”
To support his new CD, Finck will embark on a his 3rd National Tour this spring having already competed a 40-market and 20 market tour, backed by radio airplay on over 300 stations, press in dozens of newspapers and magazines, TV talk show appearances, lots of online marketing and a hot new music video.
Awards and Accolades
- Finalist in 2002 Maryhill Singer/Songwriter championship.
-Finalist for VH1 Song of the Year in January of 2006 with "Runaway"
-Finalist for VH1 Song of the Year in November of 2005 with "Took"
-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 with "All I Know"
-Finalist for Best Vocalist of the Month at Singer's Universe for August of 2006 with "Goodbye"
-Finalist for Best Song of the Month at Singer's Universe for June of 2006 with "Goodbye"
-Runner-up for VH1 Song of the Year in February of 2005 with "Holiday"
-Honorable 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 Vocal on Garageband.com
-Accepted into the 2006 International Trade Show in Midem, France
-Accepted into the 2006 XMG Major Label Showcase in Chicago.
-Selected for the "Best of the Inland Northwest 2006" Compilation 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"
-Awarded the 2009 GrINDIE from RadioINDY.com for Musical Excellence for the album "Jerad Finck"