The Real Jared Hara

Jared Hara exemplifies the value of hope. He was fortunate enough to grow up in Central Florida on the lakes inner tubing, wake boarding and water skiing before taking his love of sports indoors to play ice hockey.

When he was twelve, Jared lost his eyesight to a rare disease called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. After losing his vision, he picked up his first guitar, which quickly became a newfound passion. Now a guitar virtuoso, composer and producer, Jared is living proof that tragedy can reveal hidden potential. “Sometimes in darkness, we find ourselves,” says Jared.

After being invited to play on stage with the band Shinedown at the Hurricane Relief Concert in Orlando in 2004, Jared knew then, at the age of 14, that the stage was where he wanted to be. Music provided him with the hope and strength to persevere with his life. Jared has had several bands in Orlando and Los Angeles over his short 10-year career. After becoming a finalist in Sam Ash’s Steve Vai Best in Shred in 2012, Jared decided to attend Musician’s Institute in LA to become the best he could be.

While at MI Jared formed the band Symmetry in early 2013. The band members’ similar mindsets quickly led to writing and recording their debut full-length album, Frozen in Time, produced by James Paul Wisner. Frozen in Time was praised overseas by the U.K. music and culture website, Louder Than War, who called the lead single, Frozen in Time, “fresh, powerful and absolutely radio-ready.”

For years Symmetry rocked the Roxy, Whiskey A Go Go, Viper Room and House of Blues along with many other clubs throughout Los Angeles. Symmetry’s album, along with their infectious chemistry, caught the attention of many during the winter of 2014 as they toured the U.K. and gained worldwide fans. The band’s performance at NACA’s (National Association of Campus Activities) West Coast Convention kicked off a domestic tour, and in 2015 Symmetry introduced a new album, The Cure, also produced by Wisner. The Magazine Rhythm and Booze said The Cure“ blends a big bold combination of rock and alternative pop, added some fizz, a little bit of bounce and then shake until frothing.”

In February 2015 Symmetry headed back to the U.K, Ireland and Scotland for four tours, including a 21-show arena Most Excellent Adventure Tour supporting the pop/rock super-group McBusted. Immediately following the arena tour, Symmetry headlined their own Up Close and Personal Tour in the U.K. before joining X-factor U.K. winner James Arthur on his The Story So Far Tour.

At the end of 2015, Symmetry toured Europe with Third Eye Blind and then embarked on to a U.K. tour with Don Broco and Coasts. Symmetry began the spring of 2016 with a new single and music video release, and toured the U.S. with the U.K. band, Coasts.

Jared’s talents extend beyond the stage and into the recording studio. As owner of Silver Sound Studios since 2012 Jared spends his time when not touring writing, composing, producing for himself and many other artist and bands.

Jared has recently returned to his hometown of Orlando, Florida and continues to pursue his musical journey. Jared’s focus is his studio work, writing and composing as well as playing gigs for his himself and other projects.

Past, Present and Future.

Jared Hara

  • Lost his eye sight at 11 years old and took up guitar shortly after
  • A Documentary about Jared called Blindsided the Movie was filmed when he was 13 and aired on HBO for 2 years
  • Played a song with the Band Shinedown onstage when he was 13
  • Rode a Tube behind a boat with two friends from Florida to Nassau Bahamas 186 Miles
  • Created the Band Sound Cannon when he was 16 years old
  • Recorded his first EP Let the Light In with James Paul Wisner at 17
  • Toured the East Coast with Sound Cannon
  • National Finalist at Sam Ash Steve Vai Shred Competition at 20 years old
  • First Blind Guitarist to be accepted to Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles.
  • *Performed at NAMM
  • Endorsed by Hughes Kettner Amps and Dean Markley Strings
  • Rebuilt Sound Cannon in LA changing the name to Symmetry
  • Played all the iconic venues in Los Angeles
  • Guest Speaker at the National Association of Campus Activities NACA
  • Voted one of the Best Rock Bands of 2011 in Music connections Magazine
  • *Won Best Rock Song of the Year at the 2012 HMMA awards in Los Angeles
  • *Recorded Full Length Album Frozen In Time in 2013 with James Paul Wisner and David Godber
  • Toured the UK with Room 94 2014
  • Wrote and Recorded the Album The Cure with James Paul Wisner and David Godber
  • Toured the UK 2015 for Four Months with Room 94, McBusted Excellent Adventure Arena Tour, Symmetry Headline Tour and James Arthur
  • Released single “Cure” while on Tour – including radio play on mjor radio stations, BBC and Kerrang
  • Featured in a Mini BBC Documentary
  • *Toured with UK Band Don Broco
  • ”Down on Me” featured in the 2016 Movie Mother’s Day, as well as performance in the movie
  • Continued Studio work as Producer and songwriter
  • Co-owner of SilverSound Studios with David Godber located now in Orlando Florida
Jared Hara