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EP: From Under Covers
Single: Stranger Love



: Switching Passions

“Put in the hard yards, make the most of your moments.”

…Looking Back

Born 03/03/85, Mount Gambier, South Australia.

As a youth and teen, Jared was always heavily involved in sport and found his first passion, shooting hoops down at the local basketball court every day after school. His practice paid off and after joining Gold Coast and regional competitions, Jared soon found himself shelving both premiership and MVP trophies. His love for basketball stayed strong, taking Jared to the State Titles and preparing him for a possible shot at nationals.

But Jared’s dreams of playing professionally were brought to a standstill after he was involved in a serious car accident, the result of a drunk driver running a red traffic light. Although no one was seriously hurt, the head-on collision left Jared’s knees and back in constant pain, forcing him to drop out of competition basketball.

No longer able to play the sport that he loved, Jared tried his hand at acting and singing. In the short space of two years, he had landed roles in the stage musicals of Pirates of Penzance and Grease, and delivered an acclaimed performance as Thernadier in Les Misérables at the Gold Coast Arts Centre. A passionate flame was ignited.

The combination of a new electric guitar, keyboard and pocket money spent on punk-rock albums, saw Jared jamming in garages with neighborhood kids. For some of his friends it was a way to fill in time, but Jared saw it as a platform to launch a career in singing and performing.

In 2002 Jared started professional singing training and in 2005 took up full-time study in music performance. Wanting to produce his own unique sound and with an innate knack for poetry, Jared began to fill his spare hours song writing. Whilst studying and performing for numerous other writers and musicians, Jared also managed to write and co-produce his first EP Album From Under Covers. Emerging as the talented young artist you see today. Vand’s Style of music is Funk/ Rock/Pop and the EP “From Under Covers” is a Raw Pop rock and funk sound.