Jeremy Grinacoff is a guitar player, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician, and producer. On June 22, 2015 he digitally released an original song called “Mercy,” that can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and Pandora, to name a few.
Jeremy was born and raised in Plainview, New York but is currently based out of Los Angeles, California focusing on writing, performing, and recording music. While in New York, Jeremy performed at venues such as The Bitter End and The Village Underground for almost six years and has also been the stage/sound manager at venues including, The Highline Ballroom. In addition to focusing on his music career, Jeremy spent four years as the General Manager and music instructor at an after school music program called, “The School of Rock.” He found that teaching music to students of all ages helped him as a musician and through teaching, he learned the importance of being patient and having an open mind towards all types of music.
Being exposed to his parents’ music library at a young age helped mold Jeremy’s musical abilities and interests. “Music was always played around the house and in the car.” At 13, Jeremy got his first electric guitar as a birthday present and was hooked ever since. Artists such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, The Doors, and The Grateful Dead were just the start. From there, Jeremy discovered Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and found that he gravitated towards rock, pop and the blues. "Being influenced by all genres of music gives me unlimited access to the world of songwriting."
In December 2010, Jeremy graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music industry and music performance. Amongst all of the music business courses he took, Jeremy studied songwriting with the Grammy award nominated keyboard player, Jeremy Wall, one of the founding members of the jazz fusion band “Spyro Gyro.” These classes were extremely helpful for the progression of Jeremy’s songwriting abilities. Jeremy performed around campus and started building his own repertoire of music. He won competitions including, “The St. Jude’s Battle of the Bands” and in 2010, he recorded his first full length demo, “Take A Step Back” in his dorm room.
In 2007, Jeremy had a life altering experience. A car accident that would change his outlook on life forever. “I saw everything I had done and everything I wanted to do all at once. From then on, I realized that you only live once and no matter how difficult life can be at times, it’s the relationships and experiences you have that will help you through. After that, I wrote my first song.”