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Young troubadour, Jed Appleton has been on a journey that has found himself on both sides of the world, playing pubs, theatres, and festivals since he first hit the stage at the innocent age of 14.
At 15, Jed released his first EP "Beautiful One", capturing the ears of many, with 150 people attending his first headline show. Then embarking on what was to be his first ever solo tour, and definitely not his last, travelling from Hobart - Melbourne - Sydney - Newcastle - Brisbane, all on his own, busking to keep a stable living.
The troubadour formed his first backing band, "Jed Appleton & the Quartet", and took them up and down Tasmania many times, released an EP "Comforts Flow", selling over 1000 copies in the first 6 months.
In April 2013, just after completed his second Australian tour, the UK was thrown at his doorstep, touring and playing in The Blue Mosquitoes, and the Christopher Coleman Collective. They played 26 shows in two months, which found Jed playing three-four sets a night.
Jed's new 10 track album 'Why Should I Stay' will be released in October, recorded in three hours up in Mt Nelson with recording engineer/producer Tony Sayer.
The minstrel has collaborated and played/plays in some of the bands such as; Lulu & the Paige Turners, Christopher Coleman Collective, Chase City, The Blue Mosquitoes, and his former bands Fox Hunt & Red Sugar.
"I like this a lot, actually. Like the kooks doing a rambling bluegrass thing." David Howe – Triple J.
"His Infectious melodic vocals alongside tasteful rhythmic guitar stylings is a must see," The Waratah Hotel.
“You may have caught a set at a pub, and or seen him perform on the street and you might’ve just forgotten your beer or coffee as you tuned in to some earnest lyrics and a melody that made you think twice.” Aphra Magazine
Jed has supported the likes of Passenger (UK), Matt Corby, Stu Larsen, The Trouble with Templeton, Eagle and the Worm, Jack Carty, Tigertown, Seth Lakeman (UK), Jordy Lane, The Middle Names, Christopher Coleman Collective, Set Sail (US), Younger Dryas, and Patrick James.
15 - HOBART - Beerfest 4pm w/ Christopher Coleman Collective
17 - SYDNEY - Secret House Show.
20 - SYDNEY - Newsagency w/ Everything After & Matt Boylan Smith
21 - ADELAIDE - The Grace Emily w/ Sam Brittain & Tim Moore
24 - MELBOURNE - The Grace Darling w/ Woodlock & James Mackey
29 - HOBART - Republic Bar (amplified showcase) 9pm
1 - MELBOURNE - Graceland
3 - LEETON - Roxy Theatre
4 - SYDNEY - Spectrum w/ Chase City & The Vanns
5 - WOLLONGONG - Rad Club w/ Chase City & The Vanns
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The guitar intro makes me think of an old favourite JBT track Spring... harmonica, I'm sold. Swept away by this.
A sparse, open song, which verges on Coldplay in places. Very atmospheric and a little prone to self indulgence in it's length...
Always been my favourite song of Jeds, glad he put it out, a forever maturing sound.
Number one on the indie charts, I think yes.
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