Feature On Episode
Band/Artist Name: JDVBBS
Recommended if you like: Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Childish Gambino
Story behind your band/artist name: For a while I went by JDubbs (same pronounciation) but my mom asked me why my xbox gamertag was spelled with a V instead of a U. I just ran with it afterwards lol
Band Members: Just me, solo act
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I recorded most of my first original songs while living in Northern Virginia. In late 2015 I moved to H Street NE, but I currently live in NW. I like to let people know I'm from the DMV, with a strong influence on Virginia.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: My first internship was at HOT 99.5 back in the days of Kane, Sarah Fraser and Samy K. They made me sing live on the air during my interview
I often wear a "Will Rap 4 Food" t-shirt around the city, which many people don't know is a hip-hop charity organization in DC. They just ask me to rap for sandwiches
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Bio:
I was born Jeremy Winston on the last Chicago summer day in ‘87. My mother put a microphone in my hand at a very early age in our living room in Reston, Virginia. You could catch me reciting the lyrics to Onyx’s “Slam” and asking my little brother to “warm it up, Chris!” as if we were members of Kriss Kross. My first musical memories coincide with hip-hop but I fell in love with the piano a few years later. From video game soundtracks to top 40 hits, anything I listened to I tried to emulate on an old Yamaha keyboard.
Through the years I became overbooked with musical endeavors. In high school I played church services, marched in the band, sung madrigals and made beats on the side. When I got to college I focused heavily on A Cappella music and recording engineering (and rapping at parties for fun, duh). Fresh out of school I taught at a pop music school and DJed weddings before moving to New York City where I sang in cover bands, spun at bars and lounges and accompanied early childhood music classes on drums and guitar in very mediocre fashion. After a three year stint in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of, I was sick of feeling the more of the concrete and less of the dreams. So I came back to VA with a mission: Original music.
JDVBBS was born out of an amalgamation of all of my previous musical lives. I’ve gathered all of my knowledge, talent and inspiration to bring forth something new. I want to invoke familiar feelings and moods in a way you’ve never felt them before. I want to redesign how elements of music fit together in order to create a sound that’s fresh. And I want to present those elements unlike anyone else has.
I’m JDVBBS. Take a listen...
Official Website URL: http://jdvbbs.net
Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/jdvbbs
Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/0L3XkomBvssh9KUEdWD578
Main Genre: Pop
Other Genres: R&B, Hip-Hop, Dance, Electronic