Closet Rock Star
The first CD that Jason bought was Violator by Depeche Mode, and the first rock song he learned to play on his Korg X2 synthesizer workstation was Enjoy The Silence.
An only child born in Brooklyn, NY, and later growing up with few childhood friends in Northeastern Ohio, Jason discovered his love of classic alternative (new wave) music. At age 16, Jason and a friend drove up to the Cleveland Coliseum to see U2 perform their Zoo TV show. From then on, he has never been quite the same.
While at Ohio University he formed Pinker Than Pale, a trio of experimental rock that included ambient electric guitarist Bryan Murphy and cellist Lara Wallace. They performed in Athens at college pubs and university events, most notably The Union Pub and the School of Dance spring performances. During this time he wrote Octagon and recorded it as a demo at the campus recording studio.
After graduating, Jason began writing and programming more songs on his keyboard and eventually accumulated enough material to professionally record his first rock album.
Barriers was recorded and produced in Toronto by Doug Romanow in 2006. The album included a re-recorded version of Octagon and featured First Man on Mars, a 7-minute epic rock anthem about traveling to the red planet. Barriers received positive reviews by critics such as Music Connection Magazine and Cleveland Scene Magazine.
It has been 15 years since Barriers and Jason is excited to be releasing a string of new self-produced singles, the first of which is a cover of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Sign up for Jason's mailing list to stay up to date on the release of these new indie-rock tracks.