Jerred Price is quite different from other artists/musical artists because he takes the songs of other artists and puts a twist on them to make them his own. Sure, he retunes the songs, as well as changes up the lyrics in order to fit his needs – but what he’s doing is totally within the law! Jerred. A self-taught artist, started headlining his own show at Hard Rock Cafe on world famous Beale Street in Memphis, TN. Price is now an artist in Residency at the legendary Lafayette’s Music Room which has been graced by the presence of most renowned people from different parts of the world!
Price, also known as Almost Elton John, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. When he was young, his family moved to Leachville, Arkansas where he attended school until moving to Memphis. An incredibly hard worker from an early age, Price began working at McDonald’s while still in high school. Within a year of being hired there as a cashier, Price was promoted to manager of the night shift. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited by Lowe’s who immediately put him to work on their management team but in less than three months of being with them he left to become manager at Nationwide Insurance. After just two months at Nationwide he received a call from Erie Insurance begging him to join them and in doing so after all of this upheaval finding himself back where he started at Lowe’s as the night shift manager!
His dedication to music began at age 6 when he taught himself how to sing, and by age 9 he had taught himself how to play piano (also without any formal lessons). On Friday nights or Saturdays, people could find him at the Hard Rock Café or Lafayette’s bustling with customers who enjoy his Elton John three-hour tribute show. What makes this extra special is that he adds in some extra touches such as costumes, video screens and an actual live band!
Jerred was the featured performer at Elton John’s 60th Birthday celebration in New York City. Jerred performed as an impersonator of Sir. Elton John and even entertained guest from around the world on his piano. It wasn’t until he opened up for celebrities that he was revealed to be a celebrity himself! He loves being a part of these events – it gives him the opportunity to spread music and love through his imitations to people all over the world!
His entire career lifespan has been a true inspiration. In 2018, Price was appointed as a commissioner to serve the residents of the Memphis city. He has joined forces with many great organizations to make Memphis a better place to live in by advocating for a clean, healthy, and vibrant city. People have witnessed him participating in events run by groups such as Friends for Life and The Mystic Krewe of Pegasus. He believes in the power of community involvement! He once quoted saying his goal is to represent District 7 on the city council because it holds so much potential for prosperity (it includes parts of Midtown, Harbor Town, Raleigh, Frayser etc.).
Price was elected president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association in February 2020. When he took office, Price started advocating on behalf of others to restore the mud island amphitheater and started a campaign called ‘Save The Amphitheater’. Price declared that Mayor Jim Strickland had announced $4 million towards restoring the Mud Island Amphitheater.
Price is a natural born leader and he wants to give back. He wants to implement change within Memphis city limits – making sure that all people, no matter their gender, sexual orientation or race are treated equally.
In 2021, he launched his own company, “Price & Co. Roofing” (Price-Roofing.com) where he offers roofing services to get the projects done with integrity and in the right way.
Later in February 2022, Price was recognized by proclamation from the Shelby County Board of Commissioners for his leadership and community. The award was presented to him by Shelby County Commissioner Mickell Lowery.
As an openly gay man, he understands the importance of educating others about these sometimes misunderstood issues through the government, and he would love the opportunity to be able to provide employment opportunities for local workers as well as continue advocating for social change.