“I write music because it pours out of me, and it’s the best way I know to give space to the emotions of life. My goal is to continue to create good art that resonates with other people’s hearts because it was first true and honest with my own.”
– Jonathan Regier
Originally a Kansas boy, I also lived in Virginia Beach before moving out to Los Angeles for music and acting. I love songwriting and look forward to making more music and collaborating with other artists in the future. You can download a free sampling of my 2012 album release, “Shine“!
On the acting front, a feature film called “Raltat“, where I played a supporting lead, premiers in New York in December. That film was such a great experience and an amazing true story of a woman caught up in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Chasing my acting and music dreams in Los Angeles has been challenging as I continue to look for the best way to pay bills while living in this great city, but I am so excited to be here! I am learning so much and meeting so many wonderful people. I am grateful for people like Jennifer Hain and others who encourage us all to follow our dreams and never give up no matter how difficult the journey may seem.
During the tough times, I pray. Not to get uber-spiritual on you, but if God hadn’t intervened in my life, I would have given up a long time ago. I also find that getting encouragement from family and friends who believe in me helps a ton!! Finally, reading about the struggles that other successful people have faced is strangely encouraging because it shows me that I’m not alone in these tough times and that trials are just a normal part of the journey toward success.
To those considering taking the leap and chasing their dream, I would say “Go for it!!!” We’ve only got one life to live, so you might as well give it your best shot and live without regrets. I firmly believe that everyone has something to contribute in this world–something they’re good at that can make this world a better place. It may not always be what we initially thought and we’ve got to check our motives, but it’s there if we have the courage to find it. Also, I would say keep your hands open and maintain an attitude of confident service. What I mean by this is that you don’t need to desperately grasp at every apparent opportunity that seems to be in reach–we can all sense desperation, and it’s not attractive. But in humility, knowing that you’ve got something special and valuable, offer your gifts to the world.
Visit jonathanregier.com/ to learn more about Jonathan, download his latest music, and to follow and support his journey!