At the tender age of 13, the path to the Napalm Squad began with the struggles of founder Jeremy Dickson. At an age where children should be enjoying video games and hanging out with friends, he found himself wrestling with drugs and addiction, and later homelessness from the ensuing addiction. While those difficult times shaped the man he would become it was actually a song that would change the course his life would take.
When he began making his own music two years later, at age 15, he had found not only his way out, but his way up to Painful Passion. It would take ten years of effort and ten years of pouring his personal passion for music and performance into his art, but he got clean and emerged on the other side with a success story and a dream. Jeremy had become a songwriter, producer, studio engineer, and a guide willing to help others travel the same difficult yet rewarding path he once had to.
Today, Jeremy is married to an amazing woman and is the proud father to a wonderful child - the best rewards any man could hope for after a long, difficult journey from addict to artist to the Napalm Squad. His focus has turned to building a strong, unique business and fostering creativity as a tool to relieve stress, free the mind, and connect with the vibrant artistic community in bold new ways.
Third Eye Blind
Allen & Heath
Keith McMillen Instruments
Black Lion Audio
Sonoma Wire Works