Jack On Fire
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Jack On Fire

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
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"Clipping #3"

"Running along the same hot-blooded vein of WA bred and battered produce as the Kill Devil Hills and the Drones, Jack on Fire possess that violent desperation only found in the harsh dry heat of a frontier chapel" - Steph Kretowicz, Mess & Noise

"Clipping #1"

"With their inspirations being the Gun Club with some Nick Cave thrown in the mix they have done what any good band is able to do and transcend their influences to present a unique sound that can only be described as their own."
- Marc Edwards, Xpress Perth

"Clipping #2"

"They literally fill the stage and fill the room with a rambunctious set of rich, deep textured melodies heavily based on guitar filled alt country tunes." Boo Meister, Inpress - Boo Meister, Inpress Melbourne

"Clipping #4"

"Ben Blakeney, beard-clad and bluesed-up, has that great rock aesthetic that tops off the act and does it justice. The six-piece melange additions like crankin’ violin so well it’s impossible not to move with them." - Laura Glitsos, Xpress Perth


Stranger Cain - LP 2009
Sermons From the Eastern Seaboard - EP 2011



Powered by a steady musical diet of old time country legends and modern day guitar bands, Ben Blakeney is the skilful master and commander of Perth ex-pats Jack On Fire. The core of the band have a rich history, with Blakeney, Samantha Wass (acoustic guitar/keys/accordian) and Dave Thikerttle-Watts (bass) having played together in eight piece West coast dreamy popsters, Institut Polaire.

Jack On Fire is completed by Wass' old friend George Hyde, a fellow country music aficionado, and superb guitarist. Hyde's style perfectly compliments Blakeney's intensity. Rounding out the band is Hyde's school time chum Ross Goodale on drums.

After steady gigging in Perth, Jack On Fire relocated to Melbourne in early 2008, where their reputation as a dynamic live force spread quickly. Their collection of songs are brilliantly crafted and fiercely executed. Traversing swamp-rock, bluegrass and country noir, they possess a truly unique sound.