J-Vance is the professional name of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer Jerry V Howard. From 1985 through 1998 the Chattanooga-based musician was active in the Middle Tennessee music scene (Murfreesboro/Nashville). Throughout that time he performed live and recorded with a number of different bands and collaborators.
In the years since, Howard struggled with personal and mental health issues, driven primarily by ADHD. In 2020 he finally found a treatment that worked. After a 23 year hiatus he returned to the music world with his new solo project J-Vance. He is introducing the new persona with a series of singles that lean in on his musical roots.
“Halloween Party” is the latest single from J-Vance, released worldwide to all major streaming services on October 1, 2021. With its Funk bass line, analog synths and New Wave guitar tone the track recalls the avant-garde sounds of classic 80’s Alternative Pop/Rock pioneers like Oingo Boingo and Devo. As that groove rolls on, with a rhythmic delivery and conversational tone Jerry recounts various real-life tales of Halloween party-goers from his own life.
Check out “Halloween Party (White Witch Mix)” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with J-Vance. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of his current and future projects.