Date: Friday 10th April 2015: Jack Derwin
Style: Blues & Roots
Musical Background: Born and raised in the suburbs of Sydney, Jack perfected his skills as a musician throughout his teenage years when he found himself inevitably moving to north western NSW, Australia. Turning to music and writing music from the age of 14, Jack's overwhelming presence grabbed the attention of everyone he knew as he displayed his musical talents to the masses. He began his career through the inspiration of his new awe-inspiring surroundings, heritage and acoustic greats like Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and John Martyn. It wasn't too long though, before Jack began developing his own, unique style that carried him beyond anything he could ever hope to dream of.
His talent soon saw him touring through coastal and rural Australia, Germany and the USA, as he played with many different bands and combos over the years. His standard and open tunings on guitars that embellish his percussive playing, or the simplicity of slide and finger style; and the haunting or raunchy harmonica entwined in the mix appealed to the country folk, the sea dwellers and city folk alike.
Their love gained his first independent CD "With My Eyes" extensive airplay in rural NSW eventually in the video clip for "Lonely Boy", which aired nationally on Television. Along with the exposure of his songs, Jack received his own Television experience playing with his earlier duo "Percusso" for the "International Year of Peace".
Jack has played with many different bands and combos over the years. The distinct similarity between all these combos is Jack's style of playing and influence on these bands: Mostly the driving force, mostly upfront, and bold in presentation with guitar to match.
In 2011 Jack Derwin signed with "Blue Pie Records"