In 1996, the Jonas brothers would get one step closer to their dreams of music stardom when their father was offered a minister position at a church in Wyckoff, New Jersey — a suburb about an hour away from New York City.
Nick Jonas’ mother once joked that her son used to make tickets out of construction paper, and charge “audience members” $5 to watch him perform with his brothers! Who knew that in a decade, fans would be shelling out hundreds of dollars to see the brothers perform?
On the Road
Before they were touring the world in decked-out expensive tour buses, the Jonas brothers were packed into their family’s car as they followed their dad. As a music teacher for a religious college, he often took Christian bands and musicians on the road.
With him were his little musicians-in-training: Kevin, Nick, and Joe. The Jonas family often traveled and moved around due to their father’s work. That’s probably how each Jonas brother was born in a different state.
Before their temporary breakup, the Jonas brothers were known to be very close-knit and now we know why — the three brothers are quite similar in age! Older brother Kevin was born in 1987, while younger brother Joe was born two years later in 1989.
The trio was complete when younger brother Nick was born in 1992, rounding out what would become the band. The boys often traveled with their parents where they learned about the music industry. Taking part in their musical upbringing was their youngest brother Frankie who was born in 2000.
Beauty Shop Beginnings
From a young age, Nick knew that he wanted to pursue music. As a child, he would often grab kitchen utensils like a spoon and pretend it was a microphone. One day, when his mother was at a beauty salon, Nick, like most kids, got bored.
The six-year-old began to sing, catching the attention of a woman who then introduced Nick’s mother to a talent manager. Mother Denise brought her three sons to meet the talent manager. Upon meeting the talented trio, the manager decided to sign all three brothers. Their path to superstardom had just started.
Taste of Fame
Still not even teenagers, the Jonas brothers were now on their way to a career in show business. After a chance encounter with a talent manager, the three were now signed to an agency that quickly found older brothers Kevin and Joe parts in commercials for big brands like Clorox, Office Depot, and even Burger King.
Nick even appeared in a cringe-worthy commercial for Chuck E. Cheese (remember that place?). Who knew that the Jonas brothers got their start promoting fast food and entertainment centers?