JJ McGuigan was born in Wichita Kansas where he currently resides. He found a passion for music at the age of 13 when he received his first drum set. He later picked up guitar and started writing songs at the age of 20. He attended Newman University where he played for the Men's basketball team and was an assistant coach there while attending Full Sail University. His main focus and passion is writing songs with an emphasis on lyrical creation. He has just recently wrapped up a 5 song EP that was sung by Garrett Crow and is writing another album with guitarist Brian Elwick.

My mental health journey -  I was diagnosed with OCD at the age of 16, along with Major Depression, anxiety, and depersonalization.  It took me a long while to overcome this and I still have to fight today.  I find that reaching out to others and being open and honest is very important.  Hearing each others story and learning from one another is very critical I believe  Feel free to reach out to me on my Contact page and we can share and talk together.