Jinxx Biography

Jinxx is an American musician, songwriter, and composer. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

Jinxx
Quick Facts

Birthday: January 7, 1986

Nationality: American

Famous: Guitarists American Men

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Jeremy Miles Ferguson

Born in: Webster City, Iowa, United States

Famous as: Guitarist

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Sammi Doll (m. 2012–2013)

father: Brent Ferguson

mother: Susan Becker

siblings: Autumn (sister), Travis (half-brother)

U.S. State: Iowa

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Jeremy Miles Ferguson, or Jinxx, as he is more popularly known, is an American musician, songwriter, and composer presently associated with the rock band ‘Black Veil Brides’. For this Los-Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, music came calling early. He was taught to play guitar by his half-brother Travis when he was two years old, and gave his first on-stage performance alongside his father when he was eight. He joined ‘Black Veil Brides’ in 2009 after serving as a member in the groups ‘The Drastics’, ‘Amen’, and ‘The Dreaming’. BVB released their first studio album, ‘We Stitch These Wounds’, on July 20, 2010. It reached #1 spot on the ‘Billboard Independent Albums’ chart. In 2011, Jinxx and his group released their first and only EP till date, ‘Rebels’. He and fellow band member Jake Pitts won the ‘Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards’ for best guitarists in 2012. He starred in the 2012 feature ‘Legion of the Black’, the film adaptation of the group’s third studio album ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones’.

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Jinxx
Career
  • School life hadn’t been a pleasant experience for Ferguson. He was bullied mercilessly for playing the violin to his classmates as it was perceived to be an instrument for the girls. He would often end up hiding after school to avoid the beatings or the stones thrown at him. Despite this, the musical side of him thrived during his teenage years. He began to appreciate classical music, teaching himself Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’. He learned to play the cello and piano as well.
  • In 2005, Jinxx played guitar for the Los Angeles based band ‘Amen’. In the same year, he joined Christopher Hall’s ‘The Dreaming’. The group released their debut studio album ‘Etched in Blood’ in 2008 through ‘Dream Corpse’ label. He left in 2009 when Andy Biersack contacted him, and told him that he was reforming his originally Cincinnati- based band ‘Black Veil Brides’.
  • The current roster of the group is made up of Biersack (lead vocalist), Pitts (lead guitarist), Jinxx (rhythm guitarist, violinist, and back-up vocalist), Ashley Purdy (bassist and background vocalist), and Christian "CC” Coma (drummer). The band, with their preference for heavy makeup, body paint, and tight black studded clothing, are heavily influenced by the style and music of the 1980s’ glam metal acts, including ‘KISS’ and ‘Mötley Crüe’.
  • Their debut studio album ‘We Stitch These Wounds’ sold 10,000 copies within the first week of its release. It was put out through ‘Standby Records’, and later became the only album by the band to feature Sandra Alvarenga on drums as she left the group shortly after and went on to become a member of ‘Modern Day Escape’. In November 2009, Jinxx and his band went on the ‘Pins and Needles Tour’ with ‘The Birthday Massacre’. They provided support to ‘Murderdolls’ in their 2011 ‘God Save The Scream Tour’.
  • The second studio album by the band, ‘Set the World on Fire’, was released on June 14, 2011, through ‘Lava Records’ and ‘Universal Republic Records’. The title track of the album was featured in the ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Moon’ soundtrack, and was the official theme song of the WWE pay-per-view event ‘Hell in the Cell’ in 2011. The music video for the fifth single of the album, ‘Rebel Love Song’, won the 2011 ‘Alternate Press's Music Video of the year’ award. The group released their sole ‘EP’ on iTunes on December 13, 2011. It had three original tracks, ‘Coffin’, ‘Rebel Yell’, and ‘Unholy’. Their song ‘Unbroken’ was part of the ‘Avengers Assemble’ soundtrack, released on May 1, 2012 through Hollywood/Marvel Records.
  • ‘Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones’, which is a rock concept album, was released on January 8, 2013. ‘In the End’, its lead single, was chosen to be one of the theme songs of 2013 ‘Hell in the Cell’, and also part of the EA Sports' NHL 14’ video game soundtrack. It also won the band two ‘Golden Gods’ awards.
  • On October 27, 2014, the band put out their self-titled fourth studio album. It reached #20 on the ‘Billboard 200’ chart. Jinxx and the others headlined ‘The Black Mass’ tour in 2014. Their first live DVD ‘Alive and Burning’ topped the ‘Soundscan Music DVD chart’ in 2015. The group released the first single, ‘The Outsider’, from their upcoming fifth album on December 21, 2016.
  • Jinxx has also been a member of the collaborative music project ‘Team Cybergeist’.
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Personal Life
  • Ferguson was born on January 7, 1981 in Webster City, the county seat of Hamilton County, Iowa, USA to parents Brent Ferguson and Susan Becker. His father is a singer and musician who still performs at the bar scene of Webster city. Travis is his half-brother through his mother. He also has a sister named Autumn. He married pianist and photographer Sammi Doll on October 20, 2012. They divorced in 2013 amidst accusations of infidelity from both sides. At present, he is dating dancer Alice Mogg.
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Trivia
  • The first song Jinxx ever learned was the national anthem of the Unites States, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.
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Last Updated
- June 30, 2017

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