Jac Dalton

Jac Dalton

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Jac Dalton is a pop/rock freight-train thundering masterfully along slick progressive country tracks, powered by classic Australian rock & roll riffs.

Biography

Originally from North Carolina, this renegade Southern gentleman arrived upon Aussie shores with but a notebook full of killer tunes and humble, heartrending lyrics aimed at the 'every-man' inside us all. Shopping around for just the right mix and sound, Jac soon attracted the attention of some of Australia’s most noted rock icons. These include: Mark Evans (AC/DC), Russell Morris, David Moyse (Air Supply), The Angels (John and Rick Brewster, Buzz Bidstrup and Chris Bailey), Rose Tattoo (Paul DeMarco and Rob Riley), Gwyn Ashton (BB King, Mick Fleetwood) and UKs Paul Wetton (Robert Plant Band) and are the International Legends featured with Jac on the album.
With a world-class seven-piece band logging more than 125 years' experience between them, finesse, maturity and passion are the silver bullets in vocally-driven, gut-wrenching power ballads like ‘Fire Burns’ and ‘Exhale’ (written for survivors of the World Trade Centre); while the heart-thumpin’, ass-kickin’, skirt-liftin’ classic backbeat of songs like ‘Dirty Mean and Nasty’, ‘Til We Run Outta Highway’ and ‘Good Bad Girl’ leave no doubt who it is brandishing the smokin’ gun of this truly unique rock & roll genre. Country too wears a brand new hat in Jac’s classy, hard driving, songs like ‘Down and Dirty’, ‘I Want Love’ and ‘Cut to the Chase’ – timeless reflections amidst all the spit and polish of this exceptional act successfully straddling ‘Both Sides’ of the fence.
Though each song was written to stand on its own, the journey of the album is epic – as rare indeed are the times we stumble across an album that is all guts and no filler. And regardless of whether Jac plays unplugged or full-bore, you’ll wanna dance; you’ll wanna listen; you'll want lots more.
If it’s been awhile since last you were ‘wow-ed’ … you’re about to be!

S E L L I N G P O I N T S :
• BillBoard Magazine executives have said of Jac Dalton, ‘We need more music like this coming from our shores.’
• The Album represents the first time in Australian music history that an all star band of Rock Legends has backed an unknown artist.
• Because of the timelessness and maturity of ‘From Both Sides’, it is likely to remain in both Rock and Country hit charts for a long time.
• In the 6 months since the launch of Jac’s MySpace (jacdaltonrocks) the site has logged more than 15,000 plays and 14,000 friends - averaging more than 500 hits per week – with the album yet to be released.
• More than 100 radio stations across Australia, New Zealand and the US have played Jac’s songs for their audiences.
• The album’s richness and diversity are the result of a long journey of intimate soul-searching, candid writing, meticulous recording and masterful production over a three year period.
• The album has attracted such attention that its producer, Darren Mullan, has been featured in ‘Audio Technology’ magazine, sharing secrets of how he was able to raise the bar so high with ‘From Both Sides’.

Lyrics

Down and Dirty

Written By: Jac Dalton

Down and Dirty
Jac Dalton

Verse 1:
Y'got me gamblin' with my heart,
at such a deadly game,
With all the aces showing,
the odds just ain't the same,
I played the game a long time,
hand close to my chest,
But to beat the King of Hearts girl,
y'better be the best.

Verse 2:
Can't hide behind your heart,
when y'know the stakes are high,
But you're not one for foldin'
I've seen it in your eyes.
Ain't no second chances when you're playin' for it all.
But that run of hearts you're ridin'...
I think I'll have to call.

Chorus:
You wanted all the cards out on the table,
But never let me see behind your eyes,
So deal the last hand... Down and Dirty,
and leave lady luck where she lies.

Verse 3:
There's a full house a'watching
the point of rescue passed,
If you got something up your sleeve,
you better play it fast,
The risk is getting heavy,
so leave em where they lay.
Can't win or lose yourself,
'til the last card is played.

Chorus:

Instrumental Bridge:

Verse 4:
The tide of luck is changing,
you're in it to the last,
Be careful who you're bluffing,
don't tip your hand too fast,
It's better not to gamble unless you play for keeps,
So toss em on the table - just read em all and weep.

Chorus (x2)

Can Almost Taste the Rain

Written By: Jac Dalton / Darren Mullan

‘Can Almost Taste the Rain

Verse 1:
Red sky on the mornin’ – dust blowin’ ‘cross the land,
Another clear reminder of harder times and ruined lives again,
But the sun is rising on a brand new day.

Chorus:
If I could change the course of rivers, bring the thunder down,
Just hold on a little bit longer…I can almost taste the rain.

Verse 2:
Born of fire and ashes, a heart becomes as tough as steel,
They can take what we depend on - they’ll never take away what we believe,
I keep searchin’ the horizon looking for a sign…

Chorus:
If I could change the course of rivers, bring the thunder down,
Just hold on a little bit longer… till it turns around.

Bridge:
My heart is in this country – my soul is in the land,
The same blood runs through me – it’s who I am.

Verse 3:
Sun beatin’ down on me – m’back’s about to break again,
My cup’s still running over - but I can’t drink the shifting sand,
I keep searchin’ the horizon, and I pray for better days.

Chorus (x2)
If I could change the course of rivers, bring the thunder down,
Just hold on a little bit longer… things will turn around.

If I could change the course of rivers, bring the thunder down,
Just hold on a little bit longer…I can almost taste the rain.

Discography

'From Both Sides' - Album released July, 2007 on iTunes, Emusic and TheOrchard. All tracks are available for streaming and have been aired across Australia/New Zealand.
'Can Almost Taste the Rain' - EP for Australian Drought Relief - currently in production. EP includes 2 brand new songs plus 3 uplifting tracks from 'From Both Sides'.

Set List

Show Set(s)...

WHAT A WAY TO LEARN
ONE STAR
I WANT LOVE
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
HEAVEN & HELL
DOWN AND DIRTY
CUT TO THE THE CHASE
GOOD BAD GIRL
EXHALE
WHAT PART OF LOVE
FIRE BURNS
TIL WE RUN OUTTA HIGHWAY
THE BOY'S IN LOVE
DIRTY MEAN AND NASTY

add covers....
Paper In Fire (John Cougar)
Dogs Are Talkin' (The Angels)
Love Somebody (Rick Springfield)
Shooting Star (Bad Company)
Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels)

The 2 set show comprises 90 minutes.