Jeffrey Winslow got his start in the San Francisco Bay Area rock music scene of the late '80s, performing with bands such as Killer Instinct and Scattergun. But he really came into his own as a multi-dimensional vocalist in Santa Barbara, fronting funk-rock quintet Psycho Graffiti, as well as two gospel choirs. During that time, he earned the nickname "Motown" for the influence of that signature, soulful R&B sound on his vocal style. And it's his ability to bring that influence to his performance of hard rock music that truly sets him apart.
Since returning to the Bay Area, Winslow has repeatedly been called upon to provide vocals for studio sessions, has written and performed music for television and radio commercials, and held down lead vocal duties for East Bay hard rockers Vertigo, 3rd & King, and Syrym. As the vocalist for Syrym, Winslow has sold albums worldwide and appeared in magazines and on radio with songs like "Ugly On The Inside," "Foul Mouth Blues," and "What I'm Trying To Say."
Some of Winslow’s vocal and musical influences include Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Billy Joel, and Elton John. He is also a big fan of numerous other artists, including John Mayer, Jeff Scott Soto, Tesla, Gavin DeGraw, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, and Aranda.
"The guitar player in one of my bands years ago gave me the nickname 'Motown' because of my vocal style and the music that I loved to listen to, and it just stuck."Jeffrey Winslow