Jon Campos & The Incurables
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Jon Campos & The Incurables

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative




"Jon Campos & The Incurables win Global Music Awards"

Congratulations to Jon Campos & the Incurables for winning two silver medals from the Global Music Awards 2017; Best Alternative Rock Song (Tragic Tales & Lullabies), and Best Alternative Rock Group. The GMA is an international competition with 35,000 musicians and bands worldwide.

Jon Campos is also proud to announce that his band is currently ranked with Reverb Nation;

#1 alternative Band in the region, #13 in the nation, and #18 worldwide - Boogie Magazine

"Video Release"

Boogie Magazine
February 5, 2017 ·
Jon Campos & The Incurables have released an amazing new video created and directed by Rich Varville.

The video was created for the title track from the band's latest EP ‘Tragic Tales and Lullabies’ produced by Jon Campos and co-produced by Marc DeSisto. The song is a hauntingly beautiful ballad of escape into fantasy. The film matches up wonderfully as two little girls escape their troubled home life by losing themselves in a fantastical fairytale book.” The garden scenes were filmed at the Salerno Winery in Ramona, California.
Released just last month, the video has already been officially selected for San Diego Film Week 2017. Congratulations to all involved. - Boogie Magazine

"The Warrior Princess Fun(d)raiser"

"Music can be the most powerful force in the universe. When you combine music with the love of helping others in need, it can be a healing force."
Jon Campos/Backstage360 - Backstage360

"Studio West Interview"

by Katie Christy
The Beginning

On New Year’s Eve in 2015, Vintana Wine & Dine in Escondido had a problem—its main act was unable to appear. Jon Campos, a usual performer at the venue, slipped into the open spot. At the last minute, Jon pieced together a band to perform with him, with James Raub on drums and Drew Gino Zollo on bass. Thus, Jon Campos and The Incurables was born.

Recording at Studio West

At the time, Jon was working on a solo acoustic project at Studio West. After New Year’s Eve with the band’s spontaneous formation, however, Jon and the band stuck together to take his acoustic work one step further and finish off the EP, Tragic Tales and Lullabies. They recorded with Studio West engineers Henrique Landim and Daniel Bourget, and with multi-Grammy award nominee Marc Desisto, from Capitol Records, as producer.

“The rooms at Studio West are amazing,” Jon says. “If I could live in a studio, I would. I love being around that gear and seeing all the things it can do. It just helps with creativity, being in that environment and being able to focus on the performance aspect of it.”

The Current Line Up

Currently the band’s line up features Jon on guitar and Rene Almaraz on drums; the duo is actively seeking a bass player. Even though the members may change the main goal of Jon’s music stays the same.

“I tell stories about life, the struggle that we go through as people—the human condition,” Jon says. “Sometimes I write about social issues too, considering what’s been going on in the world right now, especially in the United States.”

The Muse

In the past, Jon didn’t write love songs, but that changed in March, 2014, when Jon met his wife, Kim, through mutual friend (and Jon’s former band member) Jef Poremba. “I went to see Jef play, “recounts Kim, “and there was a guy at the bar looking at me. I walked over and introduced myself, and we chatted somewhat uncomfortably. Then Jef came over and said, ‘I see you’ve met my singer, Jon,’” Kim says, laughing. Jon and Kim had their first date a week later, and they never looked back.

Kim’s influence can be heard on Tragic Tales and Lullabies. “There are a couple love songs on there, and I don’t normally write those, but I did because I met an amazing person, ” Jon says. “Kim gives me a lot of inspiration.”

High School Choir Teacher

Another inspirational figure in Campos’s life is his high school choir teacher, Chester Imhausen. In the ninth grade, Mr. Imhausen bribed him to join choir by promising Campos a solo in the spring show if he made the choir. Accepting the challenge, Campos joined his school choir and ever since has been close with and mentored by his former teacher.

Chester is surely proud that Jon has come a long way since high school. Jon’s band recently won three medals at the Global Music Awards, and their music video for Tragic Tales and Lullabies was nominated for Best Music Video for the San Diego Film Awards. Some critics have even compared Campos’s voice to the likes of Chris Cornell and Ronnie James Dio. - Studio West


Jon Campos & The Incurables released their first EP, Tragic Tales & Lullabies in early 2017. The result of which the band received  6 Global Music Awards in Outstanding Achievement, and a nomination for Best Music Video 2017, by San Diego Music Awards.  
Tragic Tales & Lullabies - song and video nomination   
I Can See Clearly - lyrics/songwriting/male vocals
Best in Genre - Alternative Rock
Best Group - Alternative Rock
There are two more tracks on the EP:
Moon is On The Water
You're Everything
The band is currently in pre-production on the follow up EP, with 2 tracks almost completed and a few others are getting a fine tuning before hitting the studio.  



We were not born into privilege, we are the offspring of outlaw ventriloquists. Sir Campos Incurable, our Grand Pappy, dethroned The Chaplin Brothers in the infamous battle of "The Spoken Word". As a result, the family Incurables' were banished to Southern California where Sir Incurables' decedents reside today. It was there, they decided their fate, it is: TO ROCK!     

We have opened up forAdelita's WaySaving Abel, Ritchie Kotzen, Pat Travers, Puddle of Mudd, Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, John5, Saliva, Wild Child - Jim Morrison Tribute, Skid Row, Black Star Rider, Eddie Money, The Babys, Ronnie Lee, Steppenwolf, Lynch Mob, etc. 

 Places we have played/playHouse of Blues SD and Anaheim, The Coach House, The Holding Company, Ramona Mainstage, Music Box SD, Navajo Live, Brick by Brick, The Canyon, BNS Brewery, The Latino Festival de Maryland, The Green Festival, San Felipe, SXSW, Carousel Lounge - Austin, San Diego County Fair, etc. I think you get the gist. 

  We received 6 Global Music Awards for our EP, Tragic Tales & Lullabies as well as a nod from San Diego Film Awards for Best Music Video for the title track Tragic Tales & Lullabies. We work with Multi-Gammy nominee, Marc Desisto of Capitol Records. We are #1 on Reverbnation and have over 33,000 fans.   

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