Dino Jag

Dino Jag

 Adelaide, South Australia, AUS
SoloRockAdult Contemporary

Dino Jag is one of those artists that has an internal switch that is set to "ON" at all times. His exuberant energy comes pouring through his music.

Biography

“Dino Jag is multi-dimensional and has proven that he is more than an artist who can only create radio favorites.” Band Blurb

A South Australian treasure and quickly becoming a recognised name in the international music world, his new EP “Breakthrough” is scheduled for release in November 2016.  Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood with Grammy Award Winning Producer Jeff Bova at the helm and featuring musicians, Aaron Sterling (Drums - John Mayer), Corey Britz (Bass - Bush), Tim Pierce (Guitar - Bruce Springsteen), Jeff Bova (Keyboards - Michael Jackson), Carroll Hatchet (Backing Vocals - Bette Midler) & Bernard Fowler (Backing Vocals - The Rolling Stones), it is set to be a major milestone in Dino's career.

The first single off the EP “Two Young Hearts” was awarded second place at the 2016 International Unsigned Music Awards. Selected from over 6,000 entries, the winners represent some of the best unsigned artists worldwide. “You Make Me Feel So Good” has now been released as the second single off the EP and is already receiving rave reviews around the world.

“It’s very rare one song is packed with so much energy and delicious morsels of aurally stimulating goodness.” Joshua Smotherman – MIDTNMUSIC.com

Dino first launched onto the international music arena in 2005 with his unique cover of the 70’s classic, “Play that Funky Music.” The song burned up the charts worldwide, reaching number 8 in Australia and number 34 in Denmark and hit many radio playlists. 

Dino Jag hit the international spotlight with the release of his song “Calling All The Saints” breaking all records to become the #1 most purchased song on the “Music For Good” program for Oxfam America. With over 3,500 artists from around the world represented on the chart this was quite an achievement and a great testament to his songwriting ability. 

“His voice isn't unlike a harmony between Adam Levine and Chris Martin which is a great thing.” Daniel Davidson-Amadi, Music News 

He has shared the stage with some heavy hitters in the industry including, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Adelaide & Queensland Symphony Orchestras, James Morrison, Steve Vai (David Lee Roth / Whitesnake), Richard Max, Daryl Braithwaite and Ian Moss. 

His vocal ability, songwriting flare and production style have also given Dino the opportunity to work on recording projects with Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney Band), Ray Columbus (NZ), Alan Gorrie (Average White Band), Mark King (Level 42), Carmen Grillo (Tower Of Power) and even Australian icon Barry Crocker! 

Nominated “Best Male Vocalist” for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Awards (SAMIA) while fronting Adelaide funk/rock band Stolen Waters who entered the national charts with their reworking of the Stevie Wonder classic “Superstition.” 

Dino embraces music to his very core and continues to shape his career whilst exploring new sounds in his own electrifying way. 

"His exuberant energy comes pouring through his music.. Look out for Dino Jag as he gets set to hit the worldwide stage!” Jordannah Elizabeth, VZ Magazine

Lyrics

Twenty Four Seven (24-7)

Written By: Dino Jag La Vista

This is my fantasy, this is my world you see
This is my ecstasy, this is my wildest dream
Won't you come with me

Let it rain, let it shine
Tell the wind not to waste your time
Said the message on the wall
Do you know what life is for?

Sing it high, Sing it low
It don’t matter, just you let it go
Kiss the one that you adore
Don't you waste one second more, yeah

I'm so alive, twenty four seven
So magically high, twenty four seven
What a spectacular ride, twenty four seven
Now that you're mine, twenty four seven

Say hello, ce-la-vi,
Nice to meet you, how 'bout me?
Saw the face on the screen
Can you show me what you mean?

Take it slow, take it fast
Take the picture, just you make it last
Tell the moon you're on your way
May not be another day, yeah

I'm so alive, twenty four seven
So magically high, twenty four seven
What a spectacular ride, twenty four seven
Now that you're mine, twenty four seven

This is my fantasy, this is my world you see
This is my ecstasy, this is my wildest dream
Won't you come with me (come with me)

I'm so alive, twenty four seven
So magically high, twenty four seven
What a spectacular ride, twenty four seven
Now that you're mine, twenty four seven

Let the rain come, let the sun shine, let the wind blow, twenty four seven
Send a message to the world that we're gonna be living, twenty four seven
Take it slow now, make it faster, Sing it higher, say it louder
Everybody shout it out cause life's worth livin', twenty four seven …

Dream Another Day

Written By: Dino Jag La Vista

Once upon a time there was a wishing well
Where people would gather round and throw away their coins
Just so they could see if there was magic there
And they would fantasize, a lot like you and me

Once upon a time there was a rocking horse
So big you’d have to climb onto the universe
Just so you could play and you could ride all day
And you could tell your friends and you could wave at them

Let us dream another day
Now, now, now
Let us dream another day

Once upon a time there was a mocking bird
His wings could span the sky just like an aeroplane
He knew a million songs and he would fly all day
And you could hear him sing, almost everywhere

Let us dream another day
Now, now, now
Let us dream another day

Now I know what you’re thinking
I’ve lost my mind
But I’m having a good time
In the world of mine

Once upon a time there was a leprechaun
His nose would kiss the ground and he would stare right at you
Right between the eyes and he would make you laugh
And you would realize, you could do anything

Let us dream another day
Now, now, now
Let us dream another day
Now, now, now
Let us dream now
Let us dream now
Let us dream now
Let us dream now
Let us dream now, let us dream, just let us dream

Discography

Play That Funky Music – Dino Jag (EP) *House of Wow!
Covered – Dino Jag (EP) *Blue Pie
Sampson's Addiction – L2EZ (Single) *House of Wow!
Hurricane Healing, Vol. 2 – Dino Jag (Compilation) *Blue Pie
Golden Oldies Remixed, Vol. 2 – Dino Jag (Compilation) *Odessa Mamma Records
Play That Funky Music – Dino Jag (Single) *Odessa Mamma Records / Blue Pie
Shine a Light – Barry Crocker feat. Dino Jag (Single) *Blue Pie
Hurt Myself – Rusty Anderson vs. Dino Jag feat. Paul McCartney (Single) *Blue Pie
She's a Mod – Ray Columbus & The Invaders vs. Dino Jag (Single) *Universal Music / Blue Pie
This is Not a Sex Song – Candyce Higgins (Single) *Chart Records
Every Single Day – bOOm bOx (Movie soundtrack for "Curse of the Talisman") *bOOm bOx Productions
When the Sun Kisses the Ocean – bOOm bOx (Theme music for “AM Adelaide" Channel 7) *bOOm bOx Productions
Boom Box – bOOm bOx (Album) *bOOm bOx Productions
Superstition – Stolen Waters (Single) *Scratch Records
The Way It Is – Stolen Waters (EP) *Scratch Records
Makin’ Woopee! – Adelaide Connection Jazz Choir with the Don Burrows Quintet & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Album) *ABC Records