Jared’s solo ventures began in 2015 with his first album, A Very Pleasant Person. Over the years he has circled in on his true sound: a mix of gritty blues and garage rock drawing from such inspiration as Weezer, The Black Keys, Jack White, and the Beach Boys. His sophomore effort Superdope, entirely played and recorded by Mancuso himself, was released in 2016 to great acclaim, and garnered him an invite to the Launch Music Conference 2 years in a row.
Mancuso’s 3rd album, Hype!, is due out August 21, 2018 and has already been receiving ovations and praise in performances with this live band, the Very Pleasant People, across the Eastern Seaboard. Jared's signature slicked back pompadour and perfectly tailored suits evoke a Don Draper meets James Dean vibe and, when juxtaposed with soaring choruses, infectiously intricate guitar riffs, and thought provoking lyrics, manages to build a sexy sonic tension that packs a punch both live and on the record.