Growing up in Spokane and spending his childhood summers on his family’s farm in Odessa, Washington, Jerad has been playing music his whole life – starting with trumpet and playing jazz heavily until college where he joined his first rock band. Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2012 he’s been on the road practically non-stop, opening for and/or touring with Daughtry, Christina Perri, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, DADA, Vertical Horizon, Christina Perri, Parachute, One EskimO, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Hires, Red Wanting Blue, Ron Pope, Cracker, Ingram Hill, Tony Lucca and many others. Jerad credits his experiences touring with the highly fan interactive Sister Hazel for helping him develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with his own audiences – both onstage and off.
Finck is no stranger to radio airplay. His first radio release entitled “Runaway” was the #1 independent song in the country, and charted on the Mediabase Adult Contemporary chart as well as The Billboard Hot AC chart. The song became the perfect metaphor for the wild success of the track, which has propelled the tireless Spokane, WA based Artist/Writer/Producer and road warrior to new heights in his career. Jerad collaborated and co-wrote tracks with top producers David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Christina Perri), Steven Solomon (James Arthur, Christina Perri, 5SOS), Andrew Williams (Five for Fighting, Jessica Simpson), and Denny White (Tiesto, Usher, The Fray). Hodges helmed “Criminal,” the infectious power-pop ballad that became Finck’s second stint at radio. The success of Criminal at radio with sales of fifteen thousand and climbing, impacting the billboard chart in HOT AC and TOP 40. Jerad also won the 2016 USA songwriting competition grand prize (previous winners, American Authors and Megan Trainor). Jerad’s next single, “New Kids”, his latest collaboration with writer/producer Denny White (The Fray, Tiesto, Usher) released in early 2018 has already sold 50k units along with the SEAWAVES Remix of “New Kids” in support of the Anti-Gun violence Non-Profit www.everytown.org. The song debuted on Billboard at #49 and impacted the Mediabase Top 40 and iTunes Top 200.
Now, Jerad has signed an Album deal for 2019 with OneRPM under Chris Allen and is set to release the second single off of it, “Home”. It’s a cool electro-synth Alternative Pop track that he penned with power writer/producers Steven Solomon (Who Penned Jame’s Arthur’s smash “Say You Won’t Let Go” and Jake Newton of the Alt band Sleeping Wolf. This is a song about finding your way back to what matters, no matter the conflict, no matter the fight, no matter the cost.
The singer’s special performances include Live In The Vineyard, Hotel Carolina, SXSW, Indie Week Toronto, The Rock Boat XII, and Balcony TV. Jerad has also been featured newspapers and magazines; including CMJ, Skope, Maverick, American Songwriter, Amplifier and Acoustic Magazine. He and his band have performed on performed on dozens of morning TV shows on NBC, CBS, ABC & FOX, and his songs have been featured in films and TV shows on HBO, ESPN, Showtime, Discovery, CBS & NBC, among others.