Grew up in Wamoon, a town of 300 people, then to a town of 10,000, Leeton, then to Tasmania at the age of 13, after already spending 5 years in the local church band.
Relocated to Tasmania with the family, soccer and church was dumped for pubs and folknroll.
Spending his adolescence sneaking into every pub around Australia in multiple bands touring and recording full time whilst failing every subject at school. A quick decision to leave school took Jed to UK / EU for the first time, which led to multiple occasions and records.
Released 2 EP’s and 2 Albums of rough demo recordings and hand folded cds for busking.
Spent 2016 recording his official debut album in Linear Studios with Chris Vallejo picking the 10 songs that represented Jed Appleton as a whole, whilst writing 2 furthur concept albums and many spare tunes kept away in the books.
Much like Tasmania itself, Jed Appleton’s music is imbued with a certain melancholy. Sounding far more mature than his years, Jed’s tunes start off like many other folk songs, but once they get going tend to give you a big old punch in the heart-strings. His vocals are raw, and his lyrics are packed with a certain youthful enthusiasm for travel and the world that can only come from one not yet lost in the cynicism of adulthood.
For Jed, it really is all about the music and his deep passion for music, actualised by his simplistic yet authentic approach is both impressive and rare.