For over 30 years, Jon Stevens has had a remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer. His achievements have included ARIA chart-topping success as the frontman of legendary Australian band, Noiseworks, joining INXS as the “seventh member”, and maintaining a successful solo career as one of the country’s foremost touring artists.
Jon’s musical journey started off with success in his birthplace New Zealand, where he released his number one debut album, with two of the singles also hitting the top spot. After expanding internationally to record his second album in Los Angeles, Stevens performed alongside Elton John. It was here that Jon met his future manager – who soon after relocated him to Australia.
Once on Australian shores Stevens wasted no time forming the rock band, Noiseworks. Over the next five years the band produced three Top 10 singles and four Australian Top 10 albums.
Following the success of Noiseworks, Stevens decided to pursue opportunities on a different kind of stage – starring as Judas in the 1992 highly acclaimed and successful Australian Musical Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. 2013 again saw Stevens treading the boards in the musical production, this time in the role of Pontius Pilot, which was met with critical acclaim.
In 2000, a studio collaboration saw Stevens become part of rock band INXS as guest vocalist and he embarked on a global tour with them. This included a 55-day engagement with the legendary Night of the Proms throughout Europe. Shortly after, he was officially announced as the “seventh member” of INXS.
Returning to his solo career, Stevens then forged ahead with new material in the studio, unleashing a further two solo albums – “Changing Times” and then “Testify” in 2011. 2012 saw he and guitarist David Lowy form The Dead Daisies, touring across the USA and New Zealand during 2013 and 14.
2015 has seen Stevens return to his solo career, recording, producing and mixing his latest studio offering, “Woman”, with Sam Iervasi in Sydney. The new album was released in September.