After more than a decade in America, Jack Jones has returned home to announce a very special show – for the first time he will be playing Southern Sons’ debut album in its entirety.
Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons, who became one of the most loved Australian bands of the ’90s, with hits such as ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Waiting For That Train’ and ‘Lead Me To Water’.
One of Australia’s most talented singers and guitarists, Jack relocated to the US after
three albums with Southern Sons – 1990’s self-titled set, 1992’s Nothing But The Truth and 1996’s Zone.
The ARIA-nominated Southern Sons album went double platinum, hit number five on the ARIA charts, and featured four singles – ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ and ‘The World Is Mine’.
After Southern Sons finished, Jack did an album with INXS’s Garry Gary Beers (2000’s Mudhead), and released the acclaimed solo album, The Evolution of Irwin Thomas, in 2002. Jack returned to the Top 10 in 2017 with California Dreaming, a collaboration with Rick Price.
Jack has also toured and played guitar with John Farnham, Dweezil Zappa, Tina Arena, Daniel Bedingfield and Richard Marx, and been a member of the bands Electric Mary and She Said Yes (with Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko). And he has his own Signature Series Shabat Guitar.
“I’m proud of everything I’ve done,” Jack says, “but Southern Sons is where it all started for me, so I am very excited about this show. I am very fond of these songs – [guitarist] Phil Buckle is a masterful songwriter, and the band was a great time in my life.”
Backed by a stellar band, this will be the first time Jack has performed all the Southern Sons hits since the ’90s. The evolution continues …
In celebration of the show’s announcement ‘The Chantoozies’, will be supporting Jack. One of Australia’s most dynamic female pop vocal groups, revered for their high energy live performance will kick off a night of great music and make a party of it! Playing their hits such as Witch Queen, He’s Gonna Step On You Again, Wanna Be Up, Kiss n Tell and Love The One You’re With.
Celebrate this special occasion with some of Australia’s best loved musicians.