THE SHAPE OF GREAT THINGS
2017. Currently still full time touring with his new album "Head Towards The Sun" released in late October. This, the fourth studio album, boasts a rich intimate focus on voice and reels of lofty narrative.
Reveiwed by Rhythms Magazine - Tony Hillier as "exemplary guitar work on fingerpick, strum and slide, none of which encroaches on Johnson's mellifluous singing"
Born, more so, in this album then previous releases is the uncluttered presence of a band. Instead, there is a bed of folk and roots music played by himself and the co-producer/ engineer Mark Myers (The Middle East).
2016. Feature story in Rhythms Magazine. "Humming of the Axis" new album was released on the 27th Feb. The album launch in Cairns, Qld Australia was jam packed with people all out to support not only the album and new video "Cracks in the Concrete" (see page videos), but also the announcement of a fundraiser for a Tour Bus. Prior to Touring he featured on TEDX JCU with an inspiring topic of "I define my success". An insight into finding fullfilment in all task's related to ones passion, which can be seen here. Touring full time began in the crowd funded tour bus promoting the album "Humming of the Axis" described my Rythms Magazine as "an adriot blend of slide guitar and vocal versatility". Dates/ Shows of only original music between Cairns and Adelaide including Fringe and Fleurieu Fringe among other great festivals and Venues in VIC, SA, NSW, QLD. In the ealry months of the year his collaboration film clip with visual artsist Hayley Gillespie and Glenn Saggers for a song "Fall Down The Stairs" from "Humming Of The Axis" was the Winner of the Understory Film Festival for best Music Film Clip.
2015. Winner of the Understory Film Festival Best Film Clip. Highlighted by a support set with Donovan Frankenreiter in April at The Tanks Arts Centre for the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival Touring concerts. Followed shortly by a Live Trio concert at CoCa in Cairns with outstanding production including innovative visual projection mapped in multiple locations at the same time in a Theatre setting. Closely backed up with the release of a self directed film clip for the song "Ganesh" which won the best film clip award at the"Understory Film Festival" in Cairns. Winding up by a string of shows in Malaysia for the JBArts festival, touring with a group of Indigenous and visual artist highlighting the Tropics to Tropics theme.
2014. Was another very busy year on the road touring the East Coast of Australia with the show "Find Me Finding You" from Cairns to Tasmania. The entire trip summed up by 13500km in a land cruiser was an epic journey marked as the most successful solo tour to date for Jeremiah. Demos for the forth coming album "Humming of the Axis" was honed in this time. Looking to be released in Early 2016.
2013. Jeremiah Johnson who screened "Koyaanisqatsi" with his new soundtrack/ score. Screened in the Cairns Arts Qld building Coca on Abbott St, the score was like nothing he had produced before. Consisting of pre- recorded electronic instruments, samples, synth and drums machines.
2012. "Postcards" the album was released prior to an East Coast Tour covering all states between Cairns and Tasmania. The album attracted reveiws from over 100 listeners at triple J unearthed with the song "Ganesh" making the top 10 list in two catergories. Whilst the album was folk rock orientated it also referenced world music themes and subjects of new age revivalist that draw upon ancient wisdom. On lighter notes, it also covered ground about marriage and birth in his private life.
"Postcards" is the latest instalment from the Jeremiah Johnson catalogue. The album was launched with a great new show on June 1st 2012 at The Tanks Art Centre in Cairns, Australia.
The first single "Ganesh" has received over 150 independent reviews at Triple J Unearthed and made it to # 4 on the Indie Chart and #10 on the overall chart for two weeks in Mid August 2012 and has since been played over 4000 times at his Triple J webpage. You can help by downloading the song for free and reviewing on the unearthed webpage, it does take a few minutes but may help with getting the song radio play! Follow the link to RATE and REVIEW today!! http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artists/view.aspx?artistid=54650
The release was followed a full band show in the Cairns Botanic Gardens main stage as part of the Carnival on Collins Festival followed by headling act and good friends "Kamerunga".
His explosive support show for Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) at The Tanks Arts Centre was something special after Jeff offered him to use his new series of Matton Messiah guitars.
In contrast the intermit solo show with Neil Murray (Warumpi Band) in the Jute Theatre was just as memorable, but a little closer to the heart of the writers.
"Troubadour Tales" was another special show, Jeremiah teamed up with new Sydney friend Karl Broadie sharing the inside stories of their songs for shows in regional north Qld.
After gutsy effort of taking on an acting role and live music score in the "Australian Newspaper reviewed" theatre production "The Colony" Jeremiah seems confident to take on anything. With another trip to the USA not far away and a tour from Cairns to Adelaide via Tasmania, now is good time to plan catching one of his shows!
"Of course travel has influenced the themes a great deal this album, with songs like "Morning Prayer, Las Vegas, Refugee and Ganesh. But over all Im still at home as far writing goes. I did however, open up a little more on letting some eastern philosophy into my public works. I enjoyed every aspect of the outcome and Co Producing again"
2010. Release of "Homeland" the album after a successful self written RADF grant from CRC. The album was launched as part of the "Tanks Unplugged" series and brought to life with a seven piece band at The Tanks Arts Centre, in Cairns. The album was a huge success and more or less gave birth to a stronger and new career as a solo artist.