The Jon Collins Band is an Los Angeles band formed in late 2012. The band’s first Album “Hero” released in 2013 to rave reviews. In 2014 the Jon Collins Band released their first radio single “Ashley” that became at one point the most added radio song from a new band in Fall of 2013 and 3rd highest radio indie song on the US pop charts. At its peak, “Ashley” made it to #60 on the Billboard music pop charts. In the Summer of 2014, the band released “Let Love Live” as a radio single, which followed with a 60 station radio tour in Summer/Fall of 2014.
The band is schedule to release its first EP “Roll” in May of 2015 followed by a nationwide tour.
Jon Collins, the band’s frontman, has been involved in music and writing since the age of 6. His first instrument was harmonica. He quickly grew to have a cult following as a teenage harmonica player and by the age of 16 he was asked by established artists to take his skills into the studio. In college, he toured the local club scene in North Carolina with different bands as a singer, songwriter and frontman. In addition, Jon Collins performed in several on-stage musicals, before having a stint as an actor several popular TV shows – Will and Grace and Scrubs among others – and movies. In addition to modeling and commercial work, Jon Collin’s has written and directed film projects in Los Angeles.
After arriving in Los Angeles, Jon Collins teamed up with George Daly, former vice president of Columbia Records and current CEO of About Records, Inc. The two co-wrote over 60 songs, many of which have debuted to other artists and to music supervisors in both film and TV. In late 2013 Chris Vazquez, prominent Los Angeles guitarist joined the band. Jon and Chris teamed up to write the bands upcoming EP “Roll” featuring singles “Don’t Believe In You” and “Happy Break Up Day.”