The passion for live performance is still alive and well in the belly of Australian musician, Jon Stevens. He’ll head to Hope Estate this Saturday night (April 8) to perform with Shannon Noll, The Black Sorrows and headliner, John Farnham. We caught up with Jon ahead of the show.
“In a word where we all seem to be connected all the time, performing live gives artists a chance to truly connect with an audience” he tell us over the phone en route to the airport.
“We capture a moment in time, shared only with the people there. It’s what I live for”.
Stevens has had phenomenal success as an artist. His debut single, Jezebel knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the charts, he has fronted major rock acs lik Noiseworks and INXS for a short time after Michael Hutchence’s death and eventually went on to form the Dead Daisies, who are regarded as one of the most energetic rock acts to have ever hit the stage.
Those lucky enough to have grabbed a ticket for this Saturday night’s show at Hope Estate will also get the chance to hear Stevens play some new material from his latest release, Starlight.
Co-written with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Jon says the production of the album was a very organic affair.
“When we met, the first thing he asked me was if I drank. When I said yes, he said ‘well martinis are at 7’. Then we pulled out the guitars and started writing” Jon tells us.
“It was like a shared conciseness, none of the ideas took more than 15 minutes to put down. I’ve always been more about feel than process anyway, so it was perfect for me”
Jon Stevens will play Hope Estate this Saturday night, April 8 with Shannon Noll, The Black Sorrows and headliner, John Farnham. Visit the Hope Estate website for tickets.