Who is Jairus Kersey?
Jairus Kersey was born on 2 September 1991, in the United States of America, and is a singer, best known for being the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band called Alive Like Me. The group was formed in 2013 after looking for members through the website Craigslist.
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The Wealth of Jairus Kersey
How rich is Jairus Kersey? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $100,000, earned through a successful career in the music industry. His income has also increased significantly thanks to the success of his wife who is famous singer, model and YouTube personality Acacia Brinley. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Music Beginnings
Very little is known about Jairus’ life before he started to gain fame through his band; there are no details about his education, family, and childhood. He has kept his life mostly out of the spotlight, but has had a strong passion for music since he was young. During his teens, he tried several times to break through in the music industry, but was unsuccessful.
This led him to start forming his own band, and in 2013, he along with his bassist friend David Knox, sent out a Craigslist ad to look for band members. The website is a classified advertising website dedicated to various sections such as jobs, services, gigs, and the like. It began in 1995 as an email distribution list focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, but has since expanded internationally so that now over 700 cities and areas have Craigslist websites. Soon, their ad was answered by nearby musicians, leading to the formation of Alive Like Me.
Alive Like Me
Kersey’s band hails from Eugene, Oregon, and was formed in 2013 after the group met up following the Craigslist ad. All of them shared the same goal for the future ,and meshed well. They began working on songs and circulated them to several labels through a friend who helped them gain attention. Eventually they were noticed by Rise Records, and after an impromptu show, were offered a deal, signing with the company in 2014, and beginning work on their first studio album.
Their first single entitled “Start Again” was released, and they followed it up with “Slip Away”. Shortly afterwards they released their first and so far only album, entitled “Only Forever” which contained 11 tracks, and gained a bit of attention. They went on a tour to promote their music around North America and Europe, and afterwards played during the Vans Warped Tour which is a travelling rock tour that goes around the US each summer, and is the largest travelling music festival in the US, active since 1994, and as the name denotes, the main sponsor of the show is the shoe manufacturer Vans. However, in 2016, the band announced through their Facebook page that they were going on indefinite hiatus, and they’ve not performed together since.
Wife – Acacia Brinley
Jairus’ wife Acacia is best known for gaining fame through numerous avenues online, starting out on websites such as Tumblr before eventually establishing her own YouTube channel. She was very music oriented when she was young, and began performing with the group Vocal Variations (V2) which gained her notice from the music industry. She then became the lead singer of the band Watercolor, and her fame has also led her to numerous modelling projects.
She also gained a few acting opportunities, including in “Another Day in Paradise”, “Code:9”, and “Snapchat Murder Mystery”. She started out on her YouTube channel doing various challenges, and featuring friends without much of a direction. In recent months she’s focused more on her interests in beauty and fashion, but it’s also a video blog (vlog) channel that documents her family life, including her children growing-up and her relationship with her husband. According to a few feature videos with Jairus, he’s continued to work on his music career with a few projects, though many believe that he’s unlikely to return to his former career.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Kersey has been married to Acacia Brinley since 2018, and they have two children together; a bit of their family life is documented through his wife’s YouTube channel. According to rumors circulating online, the two met during a time when he was still in a relationship with Acacia’s friend, and that he cheated on his then girlfriend to be with Acacia. She also had gained a bit of notoriety during her youth, as she was associated with various musicians, and other online personalities beforehand.
Hi babies!!!! I love you!! pic.twitter.com/rmtC0hvPVf
— Jairus Joseph Kersey (@jairusjkersey) December 15, 2017
The two had an on and off relationship. During the peak of their troubles, the two broke-up and he was seen meeting other women. They later got back together and had a child before they married. However, many of these stories and rumors have remained unconfirmed, as the two have never responded to any of them. Similar to numerous musicians, Jairus is active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Instagram and Twitter. He mainly showcases his present endeavors, which often include his family as he’s become more family-oriented.