Carbondale, Illinois, United States | Top 40
Jermaine Bollinger grew up in an era where some of the greatest music ever was written. Listening to the radio as a young boy, Jermaine gravitated toward the Top 40 music we all know and love. Paired with different genres and styles, a guitar, and a smooth and powerful voice, this diverse era and set of music that is pleasing to the ear and enjoyable to the heart had Jermaine at a place where he could begin performing at acoustic shows which later grew into a full band. This is how it all began.
In 2017, Jermaine wanted to start a Top 40 group, compiling songs to create a set list of music that everyone enjoys. With covers of hit singles and fan favorite songs covering artists including JOURNEY, MICHAEL JACKSON, PRINCE, JACKSON BROWNE, THE BEATLES, GAVIN DeGRAW, BILL WITHERS, STEVIE WONDER, JOHN MAYER, TOM PETTY, LENNY KRAVITZ, HUEY LEWIS and the NEWS, RICK SPRINGFIELD, and more, Jermaine began the search to find some of the best musicians in the area and got to work rehearsing together.
After several auditions and iterations of the band including a stint with Los Angeles-based drummer and sponsored percussionist, Isaac Fletcher and Nashville-based studio guitarist, Josh Morrison, keys player and vocalist Mallory Bollinger, southern Illinois legends Bob Marlow and Josh Chapman, Second-Hand CarTunes is a collaboration of Southern Illinois talent, SIU students, alums, and some of the most passionate and hard-working musicians Southern Illinois has to offer.
Jermaine Bollinger | Vocals / Drums / Guitar
Drake Martin | Bass Guitar