Justin Cost was born on December 22nd 1986 in Dublin Ohio. He had a passion for music at an early age. His father (Keith Cost) heavily influenced him. Justin remembers seeing his father play in his home town with a band called Streamliner. He received his first drum set from the drummer of that band at age 5. From there he grew to love that instrument and found his voice in music.
From the age of 5 to 16 Justin moved around with his family to Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Hudson Ohio, and Plainfield Illinois. Justin returned to Dayton Ohio in 2002 (his parents grew up in Dayton and most of his relatives reside there) and Justin always has considered it as his first home.
In college he was in several bands - one was a cover band called 8 Steps Below and The Prescriptions where he discovered his ability to sing vocals by performing back up vocals and playing drums for the band- another was an instrumental band called The Shoeless Groove. The band name comes from the fact that Justin doesn’t care to play drums with his shoes. They rented a practice space above The Night Owl in the Oregon District and the group eventually disbanded.
During this time - Justin was earning an Associates Degree in Audio Engineering at the International College of Broadcasting. Knowing that an Associates Degree May not be enough - he quit both music groups and a good paying Audio Engineering job to pursue other degrees. He obtains three more degrees - a second degree Audio Engineering, a Bachelors Degree in Music Business, and a Masters in Entertainment Business at Full Sail University in Orlando Fl.
During the process of both the Bachelors and Masters Degree - Justin starts to work on his first professional solo studio album (2008 -2009) He releases Volume 1 in March 14th 2010. The second album - Volume 2 was released in December 10th 2010. Justin was awarded solo artists of the year for 2010 in Dayton Ohio (Dayton Daily News).
Genres - Prog Rock/Post Genre/Experimental
If you would like to book this artist please contact: 937-305-3856
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