No-one has inspired me as much as the fab four. The Best of the Best. And as each year passes, they solidify themselves as a band that pushed the envelope of how we make albums to this day. And yes, I said ALBUMS.
Born in New York City, Irwin Thomas (Jack Jones) became a household name in in Australia as a multi – platinum selling artist in 90’s band Southern Sons as lead singer/guitarist.
Irwin (Jack) has toured and recorded as a singer/guitarist (hired gun) with many multi-platinum artists such as John Farnham, Glen Shorrock, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Richard Clapton, Garry Beers (INXS), Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Jeff Jacobs (Foreigner), Renee Geyer, Bachelor Girl, Anthony Warlow, Dean Geyer, Guy Sebastian, Jon Stevens, John Waters, Ian Moss, Doug Parkinson and countless others…
In 2000 Irwin released Mudhead, a Band project with Bass Player Gary Beers from INXS.
In 2002 Irwin reclaimed his name with the release of his first solo offering entitled The Evolution of Irwin Thomas which was HMV’s Album of the Year!
He has opened for or supported Matchbox Twenty, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears and Alice Cooper to name a few!
Irwin is a founding member of iconic Melbourne Rock Band Electric Mary and in 2008 they were a finalist in the Music Oz Awards nominated for Best Rock Band.
He has played U.S. Showcases in L.A. & N.Y.C. ‘Experience PRS’ for PRS Guitars with Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy.
Most recently Irwin has been working with Australian singer /songwriter Aaron Hendra (John Farnham) and has been recording and touring with AHP.
Irwin has a long association with Producers Phil Bathols & Tim Woods playing in the original WHITE ALBUM Tour, several LET IT BE Tours and the first BACK2BACK Tour in 2011. The common denominator in these tours is the extraordinary talent that is Irwin Thomas aka Jack Jones!
An amazing career that spans decades and continents and the journey continues!
Thank you John, Paul, George & Ringo. I am forever grateful.”