Bio

Darren JackMultiple award-winning Australian Blues musician Darren Jack has been electrifying audiences with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues and original music for over twenty years.

Darren first fired up the Blues scene as the driving force behind award-winning band Third Degree which introduced a legion of Blues enthusiasts to his powerful vocals and exceptional artistry on the guitar. After six years fronting the band, Darren ventured out as a solo artist under the name Darren Jack . For the past 13 years he has collaborated with some of Australia’s finest musicians, touring throughout the country thrilling audiences with his passionate performances and proving why he is regarded as one of Australia’s top Blues musicians.

In 2012 Darren Jack released his fourth solo album “Better Place”. Featuring eight original tracks and a more refined approach to his powerful vocals, he experimented across genres in this album while retaining his true authenticity to the Blues. His relentless efforts and maturity as a songwriter were rewarded that year when the album swept up five awards at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Awards, including Best Album of the Year.

Further success and recognition continued when he won the Band Category of the Sydney Blues Challenge 2012 and was selected to represent Sydney in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in 2013. Darren Jack received outstanding responses to his powerhouse trio… Jack also took out the Solo/Duo category in 2014 and represented Sydney as a solo artist in 2015 in the International Blues Challenge.

Darren Jack has played alongside some his most important artistic influences, opening for and sharing the stage with artists such as: Robert Cray (USA), Jimmie Vaughan (USA), Canned Heat (USA), Ford Blues Band (USA), George Thorogood (USA), Chris Cain (USA), Andy Just (USA), Long John Baldry (UK), Kevin Borich, Ian Moss, Jeff Lang, Phil Emmanuel, Dave Hole, and Chain.

Darren Jack has appeared in most major Blues Festivals in Australia, including: East Coast Blues Festival – Byron Bay, Great Southern Blues Festival – Narooma, Thredbo Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australian Blues Music Festival – Goulburn, Southern Blues and Roots Festival – Hobart, Gympie Music Festival, Cross Roads Festival – Central Coast, Manly Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Bridgetown Blues Festival W.A. & The Forth Valley Blues Festival Launceston, Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival.

As one of Australia’s leading Blues musicians Darren Jack is a strong contender on the Rhythm and Blues Festival and gig circuits both Band and Solo Acoustic.

Australian Blues Music Awards 2012 – Darren Jack –“Better Place”

Best Album of the Year – Better Place – Darren Jack

Best Song of the Year – What’s The Hurry – Darren Jack

Best Group of the Year – Darren Jack Band

Best New Talent of the Year – Darren Jack

Best Producer of the Year – Sean Rudd – Better Place

 

Winner –Sydney Blues Challenge, 2012 & 2014

Australian Representative –International Blues Challenge, 2013 & 2015

 

Discography-

Taste and Try Before You Buy – Third Degree -1997

Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing – Darren Jack-2001

Live at the Bridge Hotel – Darren Jack-2008

Solo Sessions – Darren Jack-2011

Better Place ­­­- Darren Jack- 2012

All The King’s Men – 2013

Take These Blues – Darren Jack – 2014