Jason Michael Wade was born in Camarillo, California. He was brought up in a Christian family along with his older sister Jamie. His parents were missionaries, and he traveled with them to Hawaii, Japan, Thailand, Sinagpore and Hong Kong, before finally returning to the US after four years away. Wade's parents divorced when he was 12 and he moved with his mother to Port Orchard, Washington. It was during this time that he picked up his mothers guitar and taught himself to play.
Three years later, his mother relocated the family to Los Angeles after insisting Port Orchard was too small and restricting for Jason and his emerging talents. It was in Los Angeles that he met bass player Sergio Andrade and drummer Jon "Diff" Palmer. They gigged around the Los Angeles area and soon built up a reputation, playing high school and college campuses under the name Blyss. Word-of-mouth soon reached producer Ron Aniello who eventually introduced the band to Jude Cole who called DreamWorks Records principal Michael Ostin, who had been Cole's own A&R representative when Cole was a recording artist. In 1998, DreamWorks funded Lifehouse's first real demos, which Aniello produced. These eventually formed the early album Diff's Luck Day.
Jon Palmer eventually left the band and Jason and Serge met Rick Woolstenhulme who joined as full time drummer. No Name Face, their major label debut, was released in the fall of 2000 and launched the worldwide hit single, Hanging By a Moment. The single became the most played song of 2001 on US radio and still stands as one of the most successful tracks ever on the Billboard Hot 100. The album eventually sold over 4 million copies worldwide and launched the band into the big time. The band has released five studio albums to date and have sold over 15 million records worldwide. Jason Wade has also branched out on his own, recording tracks for Shrek and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.
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His deep voice
Both of his parents were missionaries.
Doesn't own a TV.
His parents divorced when he was 12.
Lead singer, guitarist & songwriter for the band Lifehouse.
Album (with Lifehouse): Lifehouse [enhanced] (released March 22nd, 2005)
Album (with Lifehouse): Stanley Climbfall (released Sept. 17th, 2002)
Album (with Lifehouse): No Name Face (released Oct. 31st, 2000)
Digital download of "You and Me" was RIAA Certified Gold. In two months, "You and Me" sold over 100,000 downloads. [April 21st, 2005]
Recorded third album "Lifehouse" in the recording studio/music label Ironworks owned by musician/producer Jude Cole, and actor Kiefer Sutherland. Cole also lent his writing talents to the first single "You And Me" and acts as manager to the band.
Brother in-law of professional longboarder Mitch Abshere.
As of 2011, Lifehouse have sold 15 million records worldwide.
Lived in Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong, as a child, due to his parents being missionaries.
Was once a youth minister at Malibu Vineyard.
Is a big fan of Elliott Smith and The Beatles.
Collects vintage guitars.
Was home schooled.
Father, Michael, is a marriage counselor.
Has one older sister, Jamie.
Is a big fan of basketball and supports the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Grew up in Port Orchard, Washington.
Attended Hong Kong International School.
Lived in Portland, Oregon for several years.
Has never had any musical training or lessons. He taught himself how to play guitar when he was 15 and soon began writing songs.
Enjoys playing basketball and running.
His favorite song of all time is "Yesterday" by The Beatles.
Is a fan of the basketball team Miami Heat.
Is a fan of TV shows Dexter and Homeland.
Was married in Santa Monica on 20 January, 2001.
Pearl Jam was the first concert he ever attended. Lifehouse were actually supporting Pearl Jam on tour at the time.
Good friends with Chris Daughtry.
Is a fan of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
I'm at a place where it doesn't matter to me what other people think. I'm comfortable being myself. I write from an honest place, not thinking about who's going to hear it, what they're going to think. Or how they're going to interpret it. The lyrics can't be contrived. They have to hit you right in the heart.
Unfortunately we're not one of those bands that gets a whole lot of press, or belong to the Katy Perry, Lady Gaga genre. We've had to work harder to make people familiar with our band. And that means a lot of time touring and a lot of time in the studio. Many nights at the Holiday Inn.
My favorite experiences in the studio are the ones that happen unexpectedly and spontaneously.You never know when the inspiration will hit or that kind of magic will happen. But that's what we love about what we do.
(December 2011) Agoura Hills, CA, USA: Working on Lifehouse's sixth studio album.
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