Artist info



Sounds like

Boy and Bear, Passenger, Mumford and Sons

band members

Jed Appleton Backing Band Samuel Coleman Steven Morris Dylan Wells Callum Jubb Hugh Foley Declan Foley


Passenger, Christopher Coleman

Unearthed artists we like

Christopher Coleman Collective


Jed Appleton

Mature content
Played on triple j

30 May

Grand Poobah



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 home brewed EP "Beautiful One", capturing the ears of many, launching it to an all ages crowd of 150. He then embarked on a tour right across Australia at a barely legal age which shocked the bartenders none the less. The self managed troubadour worked with a six piece backing band to produce his second EP "Comforts Flow" which was recorded live, and in the space of 4 hours and through the hard works of busking and gigging sold 1000+ copies in the first 5 months alone. Jed's debut album 'Why Should I Stay' was recorded in three hours up in Mt Nelson with recording engineer Tony Sayer (The Wolfe Brothers). Drawing inspiration from Bob Dylans early albums, the record produces nothing less than raw and engaging tunes such as "Home" which found the airwaves on Triple J. The multi-instrumentalist has toured and performed with many bands completing 26 shows in the UK, 2 australian east coast tours, and humbly playing on every stage at Falls Festival in Marion Bay. At 18 years of age, Jed has played/collaborated in acts such as; Lulu & the Paige Turners, Christopher Coleman Collective, Chase City, The Blue Mosquitoes, Stu Larsen & Natsuki, Younger Dryas and his former bands Jed Appleton & The Quartet, 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), Jordie Lane, Set Sail (US), and Patrick James. Festivals: - Cygnet Folk Festival, 2013, 2014 - Taste Festival, 2014 - Party in the Paddock, 2013 - Woolley Festival (UK), 2013 - Forest Edge (VIC), 2013 - Easterfest (QLD), 2012, 2013.


Review by Corynne Tait Corynne Tait

04 Mar 2014

Triple J

I love the hones...

I love the honesty in your voice. This song gave me goosebumps.

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