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JACK VILJOEN

AS COOL AS JOHNNY CASH

from the THE SONG YOU SING album.

DD129 – JACK VILJOEN – AS COOL AS JOHNNY CASH

 

South African born and adopted Australian Jack is a singer and songwriter from Gladstone in Central Queensland.

A winner of several Country Music Festivals and the senior male vocal winner of the Queensland Champion of Champions in 2011 he has been entertaining audiences in Central Queensland with a variety of genres and eras including old school rock & roll, pub rock, blues, mainstream pop and even Afrikaans music for fellow Afrikaans speaking Australians.

His biggest joy is performing country music. From the classics recorded by legends like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Charley Pride to more contemporary modern country by, among others, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban. Jack’s performances are well received by audiences with a variety of music partialities and age groups.

Hailing from a diverse musical background Jack’s song writing is inspired by the music and artists that he loves to listen to. Australian artists and songwriters who played a large part in developing his music and performance style are people like Graeme Connors, Adam Harvey, Troy Cassar-Daley and John Williamson.

He released his first album titled, “THE SONG YOU SING,” in October 2017 featuring nine original songs. In 2018 he released an Afrikaans EP titled “EK WIL SING” consisting of five of his own Afrikaans songs. To mark the occasion, he organised an Afrikaans concert and performed with renowned South African singer Mathys Roets. Jack is currently working on his second album due to be released early this year.