Carbondale, Illinois, United States | Top 40
Jermaine Bollinger grew up in an era where some of the greatest music ever was written. Listening to the radio as a young boy, Jermaine gravitated toward Top 40 music we all know and love. Armed with an arsenal of different genres and styles, a guitar, and a smooth and powerful voice, this diverse era and set of music has many songs that are pleasing to the ear and enjoyable to the heart! But let's take a look back at how it all began.
After a stint as a worship pastor at a mega-church in Decatur, Illinois, Jermaine Bollinger moved back to his home town. In 2017, he and bassist Shadi Frick wanted to start a Top 40 group, compiling their favorite songs to create a set list of music that everyone enjoys. With covers of hit singles and fan favorite songs from artists like JOURNEY, MICHAEL JACKSON, PRINCE, SURVIVOR, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, BOBBY CALDWELL, BILL WITHERS, STEVIE WONDER, SANTANA, THE EAGLES, LENNY KRAVITZ, BRUNO MARS, and more, Shadi and Jermaine began the search to find the best musicians in the area and got to work rehearsing together.
After several auditions and iterations of the band including a stint with Los Angeles-based drummer and sponsored percussionist, Isaac Fletcher and Nashville-based studio guitarist, Josh Morrison, Second-Hand CarTunes is a collaboration of Southern Illinois talent, SIU alums, and some of the most passionate and hard-working
musicians Southern Illinois has to offer.
Jermaine Bollinger | Lead Vocals and Guitars
Mallory Bollinger | Keyboards and Vocals
Shadi Frick | Bass Guitar
Bob Marlow | Lead Guitar and Vocals
Mike Peterson | Drum Set
Click the play button on the SoundCloud link to play a fan-favorite from Jermaine's multi-decade, Top 40 set. Play the YouTube videos below to see our favorite covers of Second-Hand CarTunes' Top 40 set, 'Easy Lover' and 'Superstition', two staples from the band's Top 40 set! You can also preview our original debut LP featuring the single, 'Angela' on this page by clicking on the songs to the right in the media player!