J Whaley is a native of Blytheville, Arkansas and the youngest of three children. Inspired by music at an early age as he began singing in the choir at his dad’s church. It was then that he discovered his passion and love for music. J’s style has grown over the years to what he classifies as “New School” R&B/Soul with a little “Old School” sound of Blues. He continues to expand and master his craft through music and several different instruments. He plays drums, keyboard and has recently added the acoustic and electric guitar to his repertoire of instruments.
Not only does he have a love for music he also has a BIG HEART and love for children. Mr. Jeremy as he is known to a lot of youth is always there to do whatever he can to strengthen, educate and mentor the youth. Coming from a strong Christian background and having his parents as major influences in his life, he knows the value of instilling good values in our youth. He is a proud sponsor of The March of Dimes, Soles4Souls and Susan G. Komen Foundation.
J Whaley released his first single “SETTLE DOWN” 9/4/2012 produced by 3X Grammy Award Winner Mr. Shannon Sanders. “Settle Down” is the first single on his upcoming CD that will be released soon. His passion for a plethora of music genre’s allows him to expand his music vocals across the world of music. His greatest influence is Prince but he also attributes his sounds to Bilal, Kim Burrell, BB King, Johnnie Taylor, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.
Awards and Entertainment:
J Whaley has sung with a number of artist and performed in several cities across the Southern Region. He’s also added acting and modeling to his repertoire. J Whaley premiered in movies such as Vargas, The Identical and The Wedding in conjunction with being on his first bookcover. J is currently preparing soundtracks for several movies in the Atlanta, Georgia area and he opened for the ATL CEO Mixer Celebrity Meet & Greet for Women Supporting Women Globally sponsored by Kim Tumey of Kim Tumey Entertainment.
He’s also been nominated for Nashville Independent Music Award (NIMA) Best Male R&B Artist of the Year 2011/2012, Best Male R&B Performer 2012 and Hip Hop in the Ville’s Best Male R&B Artist of the Year 2011.
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