Often times when a new musician comes on the scene, common adjectives like fresh and hot, are thrown about frivolously and usually there is more hype than truth. But that’s definitely not the case when it comes to J’Michael Peeples. The mantra he lives by is “Live to create and keep the music honest”.
This Columbia, South Carolina native was exposed to the life style of a musician firsthand at the young age of eight. He vividly recalls sitting in his grandmother’s kitchen early Saturday mornings listening to her sing church hymns and spirituals throughout the house. Not only was she a loving grandmother, lead singer of the family band and fashionista, she provided a strong musical foundation for him. He grew an appreciation for the likes of musical legends such as Sam Cooke, Al Green, Norman Brown, Prince, and George Benson. After experimenting with several instruments, the guitar was the only instrument he felt could approach the music like a pianist and express melodies as a vocalist.