the Story

Joe Grah is an American singer-songwriter best known for being the lead singer of the Dallas based Alt-rock juggernaut, JIBE (Billboard singles, "Yesterday's Gone" & "Release"), Island Def-jam recording artist, Loser (w/guitar virtuoso John 5 of Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson), Chicago's, South Of Earth (w/Geno Lenardo of Filter), and Los Angeles' own Dead Girls Don't Lie & I Am The Wolf. His songs have been heard in regular rotation worldwide on radio, film & television.

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Born in Philadelphia, PA, to parents Richard Grah & Linda Murphy, Joe nearly loses his life at age eight following a devastating late-night house fire. The resulting impact of literally having everything go up in flames sends Rich & Joe on a seemingly endless journey across the US. The two find themselves meandering somewhat aimlessly from state to state with extended stops in California, New Jersey, Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas. Living in an ever-changing environment where the familiar world deconstructs and reconstructs regularly, music becomes the fabric of sanity, the glue that holds everything together. Grah spends his teen years as a Bicycle Motocross Racer (14X - 2nd place - 1985 ABA Grand Nationals, OKC, OK), a street Skateboarder, and by playing the drums in various Midwestern bands including hardcore punks, Crimes Against Humanity, Tulsa power-metal trio, Morbid Truth, and Oklahoma City thrash-metal-kings, Carnage.
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1994-2004 ~ Joe moves to Dallas, TX and creates the Texas Alt-rock juggernaut, JIBE. Fueled by Grah's chaotic & intense performances, the band's grueling tour schedule, notorious live shows, along with 1994's, "Live at Trees" and their 1996, jibe self-titled record, garnered the band national attention. In 2000, and after yet another intense touring season, JIBE releases their third record, "In My Head" achieving regular airplay at several alternative radio stations and underlining the bands increasing prevalence. The song "I'll Meet You Half Way" even makes it to #1 on KXUL in Monroe, Louisiana. Rounding out an already busy 2000 JIBE appears on USA Networks Farmclub as a featured act at the North Texas New Music Festival. On July 8, 2003, JIBE release "Uprising" the band's fourth album. The first single "Yesterday's Gone" makes it's way up the charts to No. 1 on several stations, and Top 10 on over two dozen radio stations throughout the Midwest. The track eventually peaks at No. 26 on the 2003 National Rock Charts (Radio & Records), and #71 of Top 100 Rock Tracks of 2003 (Radio & Records). JIBE films the video for "Yesterdays Gone" on locations in and around Dallas, TX. The albums second single "Rewind" adds to the band's success on radio stations across the region. The band closes out 2003 with a bang when, JIBE sweeps the 2003 - 97.1 KEGL Local Show Awards, with awards for "Album Of The Year/Uprising," "Single Of The Year/Yesterday's Gone," Male Vocalist Of The Year/Joe Grah," and producer of The Year/Uprising, Eric Delegard. To kick off 2004 the Dallas Cowboys choose "Yesterday's Gone" as their 2004 season theme song. The track opens up each game night with the lyrics flashing across the screen on television and in Texas Stadium.
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2005-2006 ~ Amid much controversy, Joe moves to Los Angeles and forms the band Loser with guitarist, John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie). The band has initial success not long after signing with Island Def-jam Records when the track "Disposable Sunshine" becomes part of the Fantastic Four soundtrack. Loser films the video for the song "The First Time" in Los Angeles. The bands first single, "Nobody Knows" lands on radio stations across the US in 2005. In early 2006 the band kicks off a highly acclaimed US arena tour with Staind & Theory Of A Deadman.
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2006 ~ Joe Grah appears wearing Duarte Jeans in a 944 magazine feature layout alongside actor, Matt Davis, pro surfer, Justin Swartz, Reggae artist, Elan, and pro snowboarder, Ryan Davis.
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2006-2008 ~ Joe joins forces with guitarist, Geno Lenardo of Platinum-selling band, Filter. South Of Earth writes and records at Johnny K's, Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, with Johnny Andrews in Atlanta, and with Danny Lohner, (NIN, A Perfect Circle) at Reholdër Castle located in Wonderland, Hollywood Hills. The band includes bassist, Bill Gower from Boy Hits Car, and drummer, Joe Babiak from Kill Hannah, SOE shoots the video for the single, "God 2 Get Down" on location at the DePague County Airport in Chicago, IL. In addition to playing highly successful select shows in Chicago & Los Angeles, Chicago remix-duo Black Antler releases a crushing club remix version of "God 2 Get Down."
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2007 ~ Joe Grah appears alongside Slash, Jerry Cantrell, Duff McKagen, Matt Sorum, Brett Scallions, and others wearing pieces from the Sorum-Noce debut clothing line. Sorum-Noce is the brainchild of Joe's close friend, Italian clothing designer Max Noce, along with Guns n Roses drummer Matt Sorum.
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2010 ~ Growing weary of an endless string of band endeavors, Joe obtains a small pro-tools rig and begins the arduous task of learning digital recording. While fumbling through unrefined experimentation, a small catalog of diverse and unique songs births themselves into existence. Occasionally Grah calls on friends like Chris Wyse (The Cult, Hollywood Vampires), Charles Lee Salvaggio (Theory Of A Deadman, Filter, Loser), Gustavo Aued (Powerman 5000), Jason Achilles Mezelis, and others to play on select tracks.
September 2010 ~ Swedish band Cervello release their major-label debut on Supernova records. The group chose as the first single the "First Time," written by Joe Grah, John 5 and Bob Marlette for Loser's Island Def-jam debut release.
2011 ~ Joe writes and records "New Machine," for the film "Best Dramatic Short." Grah also appears in the movie performing the track in the closing sequence.
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2012-2014 ~ Joe launches Dead Girls Don't Lie, a combination of live instrumentation and electronic elements. Initially recorded as experimental home demos, Grah puts together a live band and performs guitar, keys, & vocals live, as they play various shows around Los Angeles, including The Roxy Theatre and Day Of The Dead festival 2014.
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September 2015 ~ Following a notorious 11yr split, JIBE reform & sellout reunion concert in 10hrs
November 2016 ~ JIBE drops The Human Condition single/video exclusively with Revolver magazine
April 2017 ~ JIBE drops We've Only Just Begun single/video exclusively with magazine
September 2017 ~ JIBE drops Release single/video exclusively with Loudwire Magazine
October 2017 ~ JIBE release a full-length album, Epic Tales Of Human Nature
March 2018 ~ The single, RELEASE from Epic Tales Of Human Nature reaches #43 on Billboard
May - Oct 2018 ~ JIBE tours in support of Epic Tales Of Human Nature, with Theory Of A Deadman, Candlebox, Slash, and more
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October 8, 2018 ~ Joe is involved in a severe head-on collision while riding his motorcycle in Hollywood, CA
November 2018 ~ As a therapy to overcome the overwhelming aspects of recovery and isolation and canceled tours, Joe begins writing and recording a collections of genre-defining songs that eventually develop into a solo debut.
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June 25, 2019 ~ Filming begins for the Who Ya Dyin' For music video in Death Valley, CA w/award winning director: Mathew JC & 1307 Prod
June 26, 2019 ~ Green screen filming (for animation) of the "2nite" music video begins with 1307 Productions in the Hollywood Hills, California
August 30, 2019 ~ Engineer, Evan Rodaniche (Lacy Sturm/Flyleaf, Escape The Fate, Powerman 5000) mixes, "Who Ya Dyin' For"
September 3, 2019 ~ Grammy Award Winning Mastering engineer, Bill Hare masters "Who Ya Dyin' For"
September 13, 2019 ~ "Who Ya Dyin" For" produced by Joe Grah single and video drops everywhere