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Jay P (Acoustic Artist)

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Jacob Ploch, born in Newark, NJ and raised in Caldwell, NJ, served in the Army for 5 years before an injury forced him to take a different path which led him to consider taking his music career a lot more seriously.

Jacob known as the Artist ‘JayP‘, started playing Stand-up Bass at the age of 8. Music had always been a part of his life and he wanted to help people not feel as alone as he did growing up. Even though he never believed his music career would ever flourish as much as it has, he was persistent, and just as all the endeavors he set forth in his life, music was no exception.

His dedication helped him succeed. ‘I started playing my second instrument, the guitar, when I was 11. From that point I knew that would be the instrument I mainly pursued. ‘JayP started playing the guitar, his second instrument, when he was 11.

From that point he knew that this instrument would be his soulmate. As years went on, he added the piano and the drums to his skillset. He soon realized music was his real passion. While loving music but never expecting this industry to serve as his actual job, he joined the Army at the age of 20 as a Combat Medic.