Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Joel Jackson Robbie Macpherson Stuart Macpherson


Influences

Ball Park Music, Paul Kelly, Jack Johnson


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Locked In Lummo , Just Breathe, Tiarnie


Bio

Joel Jackson is an Australian singer/songwriter and actor. Raised in the dust and heat of the Pilbara, Joel grew up playing to rough and rowdy mining pubs in the town of Karratha. But that didn't make him shy, he just got louder. At age 16 Joel was supporting Australian music giants like Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Russell Morris, WA legend's Birds Of Tokyo, surf rockers The Beautiful Girls and many more as they toured the North West of Australia. When Joel was 17 though he left his small town for the sprawl of Brazil, where he spent a year as an exchange student and fell in love with the heavy handed acoustic guitar skills of Seu Jorge. Upon arriving home Joel's energetically electric sets grew, as did his songwriting ability. Joel's mining protest song, "Home Wanted", made it's way to ABC Radio National and won him a selection into the HeyWire program, an ABC initiative, to perform at Parliament House to the then Minister for Education and ultimate king of protest, Peter Garrett, frontman to Midnight Oil. The next three years though Joel's music took a backseat as he worked his way through the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and has since gone on to become an award winning actor. Joel never stopped performing or writing though and after hitting huge stages across Australia in 2019, he's taken some time out from the acting world to record his debut EP, Boy On A Wire, a six song EP full of stories from the road and a life living on the edge.