The Jed Rowe Band
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The Jed Rowe Band

Kalorama, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Kalorama, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
Band Blues Singer/Songwriter




"THE JED ROWE BAND media quotes"

Triple J - "...simply interesting music, using strong melodies and rhythms to tell good stories with wit, heart and soul."

3RRR - Gary Young, Chicken Mary show - "Midnight Sun by The Jed Rowe Band is one of my favourite Australian albums."

PBS FM - Helen Jennings, Roots of Rhythm show - "Jed's creative & intelligent songwriting shines, a perfect vehicle for his emotive lap steel and powerful and expressive vocals. " - "With the release of their debut full length album 'Midnight Sun,' this Melbourne based act has emerged as a worthy contender on the Australian music landscape."

The Dwarf - "A powerful album full of intelligent guitar, powerful tunes, and harmony all interwoven with Rowe's classical and jazz trained voice. Jed Rowe is a musican with all the tools to go places...."

The Byron Shire Echo - "Stories told through poetic lyrics, characters moving through Australian towns, living real lives,...and you're humming along to the chorus."

The Northern Star - "...then the groove grabs you, double bass and drum kit locked in watertight."

Coastal News - "The Jed Rowe Band live are a force to behold. Rowe himself is a seasoned performer, having toured much of the country."

Gold Coast Mail - "Since its inception in 2008, the Jed Rowe Band's hard work on the live scene has built them a healthy buzz.... - various print, radio & online outlets


July 2012: THE EMBER AND THE AFTERGLOW. 11 track album produced by Jeff Lang. Distributed by Fuse. Airplay on JJJ, ABC radio national, ABC local radio, community radio.

2009: MIDNIGHT SUN. 13 track album, self produced. Distributed by GREEN/MGM. Airplay on JJJ, ABC & community radio.

2006: LIFE EP. 5 track EP, self produced. Airplay on community radio.



The Jed Rowe Band “combines musicianship to die for with beautifully crafted songs. It’s roots music magic!” Rory McCartney, BMA Magazine.

It is 1987. Jed Rowe is a small boy listening to his parent’s band rehearse. He likes the drums, saxophone and bass, but it is his father’s guitar that really grabs his attention. Occasionally he gets to tag along to gigs and watch the band play in pubs and clubs. There is an old nylon string guitar at home, and his dad teaches him the chords to “Wild Thing” by Jimi Hendrix. Jed takes the guitar to school where he and a friend write a song at lunchtime and perform it for their classmates. He has been singing, writing and playing ever since.

The Jed Rowe Band released their 2nd album, The Ember and The Afterglow, through Fuse in July 2012. Produced by Jeff Lang, one of the greats of the Australian roots-music scene, and a great mentor and supporter of the band, The Ember and The Afterglow was recorded live to tape over 7 days in Lang’s own studio. The process was a joy for all involved, with the sessions capturing the compelling dynamics of the band’s live performance. Guest performances from Lang himself, Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie and a gorgeous string section further enhanced the creative spirit captured on the album.

“That Jeff Lang offered to produce this sophomore album, pretty much guarantees a worthy product...yet for all the welcome input from acclaimed collaborators, this record clearly announces the arrival of a new star.” Chris Lambie, Rhythms Magazine.

The band’s sound fuses Rowe’s electric, acoustic and lap slide guitars with a rock-solid rhythm section in double bassist Michael Arvanitakis and drummer Michael Di Cecco, allowing the songs to shine through with Rowe’s expressive vocals. The Victorian based 3 piece outfit unites the raw energy of foot-stomping rock and blues with finger-plucking bluegrass and alt-country sounds, interspersed with a more understated and refined folk feel, and occasional flashes of gospel, soul and world music. The amalgamation of musical styles beautifully suits the band’s evocative, subtly layered stories behind the music.

“Right off the bat during the opening track, the storytelling talents of Jed Rowe reach out and grab you, making you want to listen and hear every word that he sings” Doc Austin, Country HQ.

With the release of “The Ember and The Afterglow” the band has reached new audiences through national radio exposure on JJJ, ABC local radio, ABC Radio National and community radio, spending 3 months in the Australian Blues and Roots airplay charts. The record is a significant step forward for the band in both creative and career terms, bringing to fruition the potential shown in Rowe’s 2006 solo EP “Life” and the band’s 2009 critically acclaimed debut “Midnight Sun.”

The Jed Rowe Band thrives on the energy of live performance, where Rowe’s sublime Weissenborn (lap slide guitar) playing and the powerful and dynamic work of his talented rhythm section come to the fore. The band are already veterans of the East Coast touring routes, and have also made several forays into Tasmania and South Australia. Their diverse roots based sound makes the band a perfect fit for any festival that includes blues, roots, folk or country music as part of their program, and they have graced stages including Thredbo Blues Festival, Maldon Folk Festival, Boolarra Folk Festival, Selby Fest, Rennaissance Festival and Common Ground Festival.

“Taking in country, blues, folk, rock and other influences, these songs are musical delights...The Ember and The Afterglow is now one of my favourite albums of all time” Joelene: The Country Music Blog.