Jonathan Plevyak is a Pop-Rock Singer/Songwriter from Baltimore, MD. Plevyak redefines the traditional Singer/Songwriter model by placing an emphasis on utilizing a full original band, producing high energy and smartly crafted pop music. Music site, Golden Mixtape, has described Plevyak as “pretty much perfect in a Singer/Songwriter sense”.
Jonathan was raised on good ole Rock N Roll, but his influences are vast. Two pivotal experiences propelled his passion to get into playing music. The video game Guitar Hero, and when his dad took him to his first concert in 2008 to see AC/DC in Washington, DC. Jonathan released his debut album “Long Way Home” his senior year of High School. Jonathan then traveled to Nashville, TN to get more experience in songwriting, production, performing, and career guidance. Since then, Plevyak has released a handful of new singles, including his first Nashville produced single ‘Let Me Through” released in January 2016, which topped the Singer/Songwriter genre on the Itunes Charts. Plevyak dropped his first name from his artist name and started going under his last name solely. Giving him free reign to blur the lines of Solo Artist and a Band.
The group consists of Plevyak, guitarist Garrett Mabe, bassist Daniel Gallagher, saxophonist Zach McKinney, and drummer Ben Reiff. They have played in a variety of venues including coffee shops, bars, clubs, theatres, colleges, and arenas throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Notable performances include: The Bluebird Cafe Nashville, TN, Whiskey Jam in Nashville, TN, The Howard Theatre in DC, Douglas Corner in Nashville TN, The 8×10, Baltimore Soundstage, Ramshead Live, Bethesda Jazz & Blues Supper Club, and The Bitter End NYC. Television performances on TODAY, Fox 43 and ABC 2. As well as Festival appearances such as Firefly, Nashvilles CMA Fest, Main Street Music Festival, Sevier Park Festival, Tomato Art Festival, Musicians Corner, Frozen Harbor Music Festival, and Kentucky Bourbon Festival. In March 2018, Jonathan was nominated for The Bernard/Ebb Songwriter Of The Year Award in Bethesda, MD. In September 2018, Plevyak was also nominated for “Songwriter Of The Year” at the 2018 Maryland Music Awards. Plevyak & Co relocated to Nashville, TN in June 2018.
As of 2019, Plevyak shifted his sound and live show to a more Pop/Rock style. His music has been compared to artists such as John Mayer, Ben Rector, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
Jonathan Plevyak’s music, style, and message is fun, energetic, and above all, unique. Catch him in a town near you and be on the lookout for new music throughout all of 2020.
“His inherent talent and eclecticism will take him far, and I’d be surprised if we aren’t hearing this and any number of other Plevyak releases on global radio over the coming months and years”. -Stereo Stickman