THE SHAPE OF GREAT THINGS
2016. "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 (see page videos), but also the announcement of a fundraiser for a Tour Bus. To support the tour bus fundraiser please visit www.gofundme.com/jj-tour-bus to help make the dream a reality. With bigger plans of Touring Australia in 2017, he is preparing the next interstate tour for later this year.
2015 In review was 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.
This followed a full band show in the Cairns Botanic Gardens main stage as part of the Carnival on Collins festival; followed by 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!
"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 new album "Postcards" is twelve great tracks, with a variety of themes. Expanding on the strengths we've come to love about this sublime and interesting writer.
"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"
"My favourite lyrics on the album came out on the solo acoustic songs "Postcards" and "Mantras in the Sand". I still enjoy the pleasure of listening back and asking myself, "Wow, where did those words come from?!"
Postcards is only $25 at this site and can be posted anywhere is the world. Alternatively you can buy in all other digital outlets like Itunes, Amazon etc.
Hit Magazine review. "Songs like Bellenden Ker are pure folk brilliance, but its the albums most stripped moments - Mantas in the sand, Morning Prayer and the title track Postcards where Jeremiahs voice really shines. Jesse Kutch 3/5 stars. (3 Stars in the zone)