The unmistakable voice of Jeremy Redmore has played an important role in the fabric of New Zealand music over the past decade.
Whether it’s been as the singer and chief songwriter of rock band Midnight Youth or as a solo artist, Redmore has always had a knack for creating memorable songs that capture the imagination of listeners.
His road from fronting an award-winning rock band to being a solo and independent artist has taken his voice, songs and creative endeavors to crowds and followers around the world.
A completely self-taught musician, Redmore found success after joining Midnight Youth at age 23. Their debut album, The Brave Don’t Run, saw the band crowned with the Best Group and Best Rock Album gongs at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2009 along with an APRA Silver Scroll for their hit song The Letter. They played on Big Day Out’s main stage as the sun set, Rhythm and Vines as the clock ticked past midnight, performed at iconic venues like the Viper Room and Whisky A Go Go and became the first band to open for the All Blacks.
However, after an EP and two albums Redmore decided to leave the band for new challenges as a solo artist. A self-produced top-10 album, an opening slot for Ed Sheeran, a lead part in Auckland Theatre Company’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and roles presenting two nationally-broadcast TV shows quickly followed.
Throughout his journey, Redmore has been a keen supporter of upcoming creatives, never shying away from taking risks in collaborating with unproven entities.
Likewise, his work as a mentor for the New Zealand Music Commission and SmokeFree Rockquest have been constant and passionate inclusions in his diary.
This ethos has carried on into his current creative exploits with two books and a podcast all soon to be released that aim to help, inspire and expand the knowledge of young and upcoming musicians.