Biography

His grandfather a first generation Rock n' Roll guitarist and vocalist and mother a prominent gospel singer, Rand was a true musical devotee spending most of his youth performing in every available outlet of his Raleigh, NC hometown.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Rand relocated to Atlanta GA.  He made the rounds as a session musician and sideman recording and performing throughout the U.S. with an eclectic mix of artists such as Fergie (Interscope), The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope), Dionne Farris (Columbia Records), Van Hunt (Capitol Records), Public Enemy (Def Jam), Joi (Universal Recording Group) India Arie (Motown), Victor Wooten, Mother's Finest and Cee-Lo Green (Arista/Gnarles Barkley) before branching out on his own.

Rand is a devout supporter of music education. In addition to providing private music instruction to players of all ages, Rand has taught literally hundreds of students in both public school as well as teaching audio engineering at an Atlanta Metro area technical institute. His proudest moment as an educator was his tenure directing and instructing "at risk" students in a music program for the Salvation Army Boys and Girls club sponsored by Fender guitars and guitarist Bonnie Raitt. Rand has also performed interactive instructional performances for the Songs for Kids Foundation and the NC 4-H Camp program.

Hailed as a "creative genius" (Performer Magazine) and recently featured in Guitar Player Magazine, Jermaine Rand's latest CD "Time" on which he is the sole performer, writer and producer is a captivating blend of Soulful Rock. Rand continues to garner critical acclaim in both local and international publications and also received considerable airplay in markets such as Washington, DC, Florida, Atlanta, Indiana and Massachusetts.

Rand is currently composing commercial music for The Park Group on behalf of Pocket Change LLC based out of Richmond, VA. He has worked on commercials for Cato Clothing, Yuengling, Michele Obama's "Let's Move", nTelos Wireless, CAMC Hospital and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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