Jeffrey Adam Gutt is an upcoming American musician whose claim to fame was when he got placed second in the Season-3 of X-Factor USA. He floored the judges with his performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for which he got a unanimous yes from all the judges. As on 2016, Gutt is the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots replacing Chester Bennington. Fox Weekly called Gutt as one of the most influential contestants of all times, in X-factor USA
Gutt was born in 1976 and raised in St Clair County, East Michigan. He attended the Marine City high school and graduated in 1994. The singer formed a band with his friends during his school days named Innerfaith where he performed as the lead vocalist. The band composed and performed many songs and won the "Blue Water Area Battle of the Bands" in Marysville, Michigan. The singer has a son named Talon Gutt. Gutt is a single father, although the mother of his child is rumored to live in Detroit, not much is known about her.
Post high school, Gutt joined the rock band called Dry Cell and performed as the lead vocalist. The band had members from an already established rock band called “Beyond Control” with members Danny Hartwell, Judd Gruenbaum, and Brandon Brown. Together they released an album called “Disconnected” in 2002. Gutt continued to perform with them until 2004, after which he quit the band. The band regrouped in 2008 but eventually became defunct.
Following this, the singer joined a band called “Acrylic” and recorded 8 demo songs with them. Then in 2005, Gutt formed a band called “Band with no name” with his friend, guitarist Gary Pittel. The band also had Aaron Hutchinson on drums, Justin Hackman on keyboards, Mike Guy and Ben Lula on bass. In 2007, the band released an Extended play (EP). The band won 89X & TNTs Battle Of The Bands. They also received $10,000 as grant to record a new EP. A new album under the name “Humanity” was released. As on 2013, it is available on I-tunes under Gutt’s name
Following this, Gutt formed a new band named “Rival city heights” with his ex-colleagues. The band debuted at the Masonic temple and also toured parts of Middle East and India. In 2016, the band released two albums “Take it back” and “Fading Out”
In 2012, Gutt auditioned for the Season 2 of American X factor where his performance of “Hallelujah” garnered wide acclaim. However, he was evicted in the bootcamp stage. In 2013, he again auditioned in the Season-3 and ultimately placed second in the contest. As on 2017, Gutt was recruited as the lead vocalist of the band Stone Temple Pilots. The band debuted their first concert with him at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Gutt released his first single with the band titled “Meadow”. The founding member of the band Dean DeLeo stated that the band was long looking for an ideal lead vocalist with a lot of originality and praised Gutt saying that they finally found their guy in him.