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Jermaine Bollinger grew up in an era where some of the greatest music ever was written. Listening to the radio as a young boy, Jermaine gravitated toward the Top 40 music we all know and love. Paired with different genres and styles, a guitar, and a smooth and powerful voice, these earworms that span many different eras had Jermaine at a place where he could begin performing at acoustic shows which later grew into a full band. This is how it all began. ​


Jermaine always shied away from karaoke for the obvious reasons, but on a trip to Niagara Falls in in the summer of 2016, he overcame his fears and decided to sing "Faithfully", one of his favorites songs by Journey. After he finished the song, the crowd was stunned... then roared with applause. This sparked the idea of a Top 40 band paired with Jermaine's songwriting prowess.

In 2017, Jermaine wanted to start a Top 40 group. Jermaine began the search to find some of the best musicians in the area, and got to work rehearsing together.


After several auditions and iterations, Jermaine's band Car-Tunes has been honed into a solo collaboration of Midwestern talent, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale alumni, and some of the most passionate and hard-working musicians the regional Midwest has to offer. 

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