J.M. Long

J.M. Long

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Biography

In an old gigantic attic with creaky wooden floors you didn’t dare tread without shoes. This is where Jeremy and his best friends carved their names into the small town that would consume their childhood. Twelve years old, big dreams; eighteen years old, same dreams. Northwest bred, Los Angeles residing. Multi-instrumentalist: voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, violin. Raw emotion pounded into ivories so tormented you would think they were used as a drum set. “Alternative Rock”, “Indie Rock”, these are the familiar labels you seek, but Jeremy’s music is much more than that. It is running through the forest a billion times thinking you’re being chased by cougars, it is a single dance in an ill-lit park with the girl of your dreams and your favorite song amplified through a broken cell phone, it is leaving Oregon and arriving in Hollywood. The music of J.M. Long is a remarkably sincere journey through small town heartbreak, cityscapes, exotic animals, and boyish adventures.

Before moving to Los Angeles in the fall of 2011, Long recorded and performed around the northwest with a multitude of composers and musicians as both a front man (vocals, keys, guitar), backing musician (keys, guitar, bass), and orchestra member (2nd violin). He was also privileged to take four years of guitar, performance and production classes from legendary guitarist and producer Tim Ellis (co-owner of Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio). Currently, he is performing around Hollywood at places like House of Blues, The Mint, Genghis Cohen, and El CID. His debut EP Torn and Restored is now available online for streaming and digital download, along with a music video for his single “Love Strikes”, released in late March.