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A Neo-Soul artist with a church choir upbringing, living an urban lifestyle with a golden state of mind. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, yet he spent the most time in his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after moving over 15 times, Jehlad has taken his experiences and channeled them through his music. Jehlad now resides in San Diego, California, where he plans to make as many connection with as many people as possible through music.
Soundcloud: Jehlad Akin
Vocals / Jehlad Akin
feat. guitar / Tyler Beard
Jehlad is planning to release a four part EP about facing the four elements in every day life, with a LP set to release right after that incorporates the theme of Ether, which is the “mythological” fifth element. He is also planning to release all of the songs he has recorded since moving to San Diego almost three months. It is titled “Growth”.
LA (March 1, 2019) with VOOCC
Lestats (March 8,2019)
Connect (March 16,2019)
The Merrow (March 20,2019)
Chula Vista Brewery (March 28,2019)
Hard Rock (March 29,2019)
LA BODEGA GALLERY (WEEKLY SINCE AUGUST 24TH, 2018) 11/09 @ 8 PM
TIN ROOF San Diego 11/12 @ 3 PM TO 7 PM
Tipsy Crow San Diego, 11/12 @10 pm
PUBLIC SQUARE COFFEE HOUSE San Diego 11/13 @ 6:30 PM
LA BODEGA GALLERY San Diego 11/16 @ 8 PM
LESTAT'S WEST San Diego 11/19 @ 6:30 PM
ATOMIC San Diego 11/20 @ 10:00 PM
Good Bar, December 1st, 2018 @11 pm $10 dollar cover
Sunset Temple, December 16th, 2018, show at 8 pm, $20 dollar cover
Lestat’s Music Venue, December 16th, 2018, at 10 pm $5 dollar cover
The Tin Roof. December 26th, 2018 @ 8 pm
Idyllwild School of Arts, February 1st, 2019
STACK'D, PITTSBURGH, PA OCTOBER 18TH, 2017
PB CANTINA, SAN DIEGO, CA (SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018)
JOY BREWED ESPRESSO, SAN DIEGO, CA (SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2018)
WINSTON'S BEACH CLUB (SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2018)
SPIRIT SESSIONS Open Mic Performances @ SPIRIT BAR AND LOUNGE, PITTSBURGH, PA (SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2017, OCTOBER 18TH, 2017, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2017, DECEMBER 20TH, 2017, JANUARY 17TH, 2018, FEBRUARY 21TH, 2018, APRIL 18, 2018, MAY 16TH, 2018, MAY 23RD, 2018, JUNE 20TH, 2018, JULY 18TH, 2018, AUGUST 15TH, 2018)
Wallace’s Whiskey Room Jam Sessions, Pittsburgh, PA
November 24th, 2018: Music is such a subjective topic.I was blessed enough to have a Thanksgiving with friends that I knew and friends that I just made over the dinner. One person however was pretty out of whack, and did not like my music choices. She could not even stay in her own house, where she was hosting the “Friendsgiving.” She ran out the back because she could not stand the “trap” music. She should’ve just said “black music” and save us the extra effort to figure out the issue. Maybe music is so precious to people it just throws them off. Well, I used to write Hip-Hop articles, and I want to keep it going with intriguing conversations about Lifestyle, Culture, and any other topic relating to music. I will share the link to a weekly radio podcast that I am hosting. For now, this is where I will update my daily blogs. They will also be archived for your reading pleasure. Toodles.
December 19th, 2018
Well, the whole point of this blog was to really show how humans can be full of error and forget things. I forgot to actively blog for every body. Yet, I am really trying to think if this is the best place to write a blog. I would like to archive them, I just do not know the best place to do this will be. Anyways, I just got done realizing the success that I have had in life a such a young age. My music is everything to me, and I have really come such a long way to do what I love to do.
March 11th, 2019
I really want to start reaching out to all my fans. I want people to know how much I care and how much I respect what people love. If people love my music, I want family and friends to get the best of me as much as possible. I have established how much I can be a performer. Now I would like establish how much I can connect with people who need and want to establish a relationship with me outside my music. One of the ways of doing this is through blogging. I will start here and allow people to view this, yet eventually I want something that is interactive, where people can comment, react to every thing that I post. There will be more music that we can all connect that is on the way. There will be plenty more shows and opportunity. Also, I look forward to doing more than just music within this industry. I dream of making futures brighter through therapy, technology, food, and so much more using the art of music. Access to all!
March 12th, 2019
I want to get people’s opinion on this. Can we separate art from the person’s past or present actions? Can we differentiate from someone’s talents and their political views or their values and beliefs? Best present examples can include people like R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Kevin Spacey, Bill Cosby, the list goes on. Let me know what you all think and this will motivate me more to create a separate blog page.
Jehlad Akin likes to spend most of his free time volunteering in the community. He would like to eventually set up his own music therapy haven, with a focus on children who are on the Autism Spectrum.