It’s arriving! Jared Elliot's debut solo album “Still Breathing” will become available in Fall 2011. The music is rock/pop based with touches of alternative and blues funk, and will feature his extraordinary guitar playing as well as his vocals and songwriting diversity. Filled with beautiful melodies and monster hooks that immediately capture the listener’s attention, the album brings you through Jared’s “life journey”, granting you access into his own existence while leaving room for the listener’s vision of something entirely different. The album is a great representation of his talent, ability, hard work, attitude, and emotion, showcasing Jared’s deep passion and love for music.
Jared Elliot’s journey began when he was a little wild child, influenced, as some would say, by the “devils” music. He had an undeniable passion at a young age, gravitating towards everything musical. Whether it was the song Good Ol’ Boys by Waylon Jennings from the hit television series the “Dukes of Hazzard”, to Motley Crue’s hard rocking rants, to a saxophone-playing street player, Jared was always captivated. As he grew, Jared became more influenced by well-known Rock guitarists, ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Nuno Bettencourt, and Richie Kotzen to Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Fusion-based Al Di Meola. Not limiting himself to the above, he was also fascinated by soul and funk – discovering a love for the band “Sly and the Family Stone” and Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye , The Temptations and the Four Tops. At aged eleven he started taking private lessons, and continued to do so for the next eight years (wherein he continually played and developed both his musical knowledge and technical guitar skills). At aged eighteen, he enrolled and studied at the “Berklee College of Music”. It was during this time period that his musical interests really grew. Expanding from his raw instrumental/rock/fusion songwriting high school days, Jared’s talents extended to writing more polished songs in genres varying from rock to pop, and metal to blues and fusion.
In the years to follow, Jared Elliot wrote for and performed with various artists and bands throughout the East coast, continuing to develop his craft while molding him into the ingenious and multifaceted musical artist he is today. Some of the bands/artists and producers that Jared has worked/performed which include: Soal (for which he was the guitarist, founder and primary songwriter), Season 4 American Idol contestant Joe Murena , Jeff Moon, Dead Flowers and Acar Key (who produced the hit song "Everybody Dance Now"). In addition he has opened for well-known artists such as Vanilla Ice and Type O Negative, and has performed at Z02's rock nights at Arlene's Grocery in NYC. In 2010, Jared wrote and co-wrote two songs which were featured in Joe Murena’s “After the Storm”, titled "Apology" and "No Way".
Jared Elliot has over ten years of teaching experience, (teaching most recently at his own school – Jared Elliot Guitar School in New York), and has spent time recording at his own studio – REDHOLE Recording Studio. Being a songwriter and monster guitar player is what he loves and knows best.
Stay tuned for Jared Elliot’s Fall 2011 release of “Still Breathing”, which you will be able to purchase at www.jaredelliot.com, iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody and many more.
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