Performing the hits of Southern Sons at the Sydney Opera House
Jack Jones, one of Australia’s most talented singers / guitar players and frontman of the much loved Australian 90's band SOUTHERN SONS.
After almost a decade in America Jack Jones is back in Australia! And he will be playing ALL the hits of the SOUTHERN SONS, up close and personal- in the Sydney Opera House Studio Theatre on the 3rd and 4th May. Tickets on general sale from the 18th March.
Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons. Southern Sons went on to become 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 – 1990s 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 five singles – ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, ‘Waiting for that Train’ and ‘The World Is Mine’.
Jack went on to record 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 his birthplace, NYC in 2009 and recently returned to the Top of the Charts in 2017 with a #1 Album, California Dreaming, collaboration with long-time friend & musical comrade Rick Price.
Jack is one of Australia’s most accomplished and in-demand guitarists. He has played and toured with John Farnham, Dweezil Zappa, Tina Arena, Daniel Bedingfield and Richard Marx. He was a founding member of Electric Mary and She Said Yes (with Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko). Jack also has his own Signature Series Guitar.
“I’m very proud of everything I have done over my career,” says Jack, “but Southern Sons is where is all started for me, so I am very excited about these shows. I am very fond of these songs – Phil Buckle [guitarist & composer] is a masterful songwriter, and the band was a magical time in my life.”
This last 12 months the first time Jack has performed all the Southern Sons hits, true to form and with a band since the 90s.
The evolution continues …