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Jesse Eplan
Credit: Rick Eberle

When you are like Jesse Eplan and realize your talent and dream at a young age, it can definitely help mold you into the person you want to be.  For Jesse, it is all about music and what he has been able to accomplish still being so young.  Hailing from Long Island, he not only sings but plays a bunch of instruments, furthering what a “triple threat” can really be.  Now, with a new single out, he is planning on taking the music world by storm in a big way.

We sat down with Jesse Eplan about his booming career, new single, and what his goals are for his hopeful future.  Take a look.

At what age did you decide you wanted to go into music? 

I’ve been playing drums, guitar and piano since I was 7.  I started writing and recording my own songs when I was 12.  Then, rather than playing covers, I was more interested in my original music.  The passion for music never really went away, it just took on a different direction and got stronger.

Who were your biggest inspirations growing up?

When I was learning instruments, especially drums, I got my inspiration from Led Zeppelin.  Them along with other bands such as AC/DC, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who etc.  Listening to those bands and learning how to play instruments gave me a good appreciation for music.  As i moved more into recording, it was more of the Rap and R&B artists that gave me inspiration.

You play so many instruments, which is your favorite?

Although when i record I rely on the keyboard, but my favorite instrument is the drums.  Jon Bonham was my favorite drummer.  Just listening to him play gets me excited.

Tell us about your debut single “Dreams” and how it came to be?

Dreams is a cools song I wrote about being in a relationship and some of the games that girls can play.  There is a metaphor in there with girls and basketball. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that.

What do you plan on doing next month when you are a guest on “Live It Up”?

i have a lot of material and I’m currently finishing more. The nice thing about being a multi-instrumentalist is I’m not sure which way I will go. I can bring the band, play along with the keyboard, play an acoustic set. Whatever I’m feeling at that time.

What are you most hopeful about for your future?

I love creating music.  I don’t watch TV or play video games.  i just create and produce music.  I love getting positive feedback when i finish a song.  I hope I can continue to create music and inspire myself along with others who listen to it.

For more information Jesse Eplan, check out his official site.

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