Jeremy “Jermz” Bixler has been playing music his entire life. With a penchant to merge music and mindfulness, Jeremy believes that when combined, the two create a remarkable formula to elevate the spirit and consciousness, process cognitive dissonance, and heal from within.
Since high school, Jeremy has started and fronted many musical acts, from ska to surf-rock and power-pop to metal, and recorded numerous albums.
Clearly Jeremy believes in second chances. His catawampus sojourn through addiction began when he was 21, while attending Pepperdine University, where he was Radio Programming Director. He quickly found that a predisposition to depression and no ability to moderate his drinking were a life-numbing combination. This road led to jails and institutions, including a treatment facility in Michigan followed by a short residency at a meditation center in 2015. He has been sober ever since.
Currently, Jeremy lives the punk rock dream in Portland, Oregon as singer/songwriter/guitar slayer for the band Undude. Undude is at the forefront of the mindful grunge movement in Portland. Jeremy’s persistence and passion for helping others using the power of music led him to Rock to Recovery. He is the flagship program administrator for the Pacific Northwest, providing Rock to Recovery’s brand of music therapy in Vancouver, Portland and Salem.