There is a fire burning down under and his name is Dino Jag. He is one of those artists that has an internal switch that is set to "ON" at all times. His exuberant energy comes pouring through his music. From the electronic grooves of “Play that Funky Music” to the inspiring, “Twenty Four Seven,” you can hear the passion, the energy and the raw talent. Music lovers around the world are movin’ to the groovin’ and feeling the intensity of his music.
2013 has already seen Dino reemerge onto the international spotlight with the release of his song “Calling All The Saints (S.O.S. Haiti)” breaking all records to become the #1 most purchased song on the “Music For Good” program for Oxfam America. With over 3,500 artists from around the world represented on the chart this is quite an achievement and a great start to the new year as he prepares for his next feature release in collaboration with American Grammy Award winning keyboardist, composer, arranger and record producer Jeff Bova. Jeff has contributed to dozens of recordings by significant mainstream artists like Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Cyndi Lauper, Bill Laswell and Herbie Hancock, Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson, Meat Loaf, Missing Persons, Iron Maiden, and Billy Joel among others. So it looks like this is certainly set to be a ground-breaking year for Dino Jag.
Within weeks of its release on iTunes, Dino Jag's funkalicious remakes of the classic Wild Cherry hit began to appear on the "Top 100" Dance/Electronic charts around the world, hitting number 34 in Denmark & then climbing up to number 8 in Australia. Since then his development as a recording artist has been on a steady incline.
Dino is also no stranger to taking a classic song and making it into a dance floor rave up. He first made an impression in this territory whilst lead vocalist for funk/rock band Stolen Waters when they entered the national charts with their reworking of the Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition."
While performing with Stolen Waters (1995-1998), Dino was nominated "Best Male Vocalist" for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Awards (SAMIA). Prior to that, many would have unknowingly heard Dino's voice featured on local and national radio and TV campaigns. His first feature in a major advertising campaign for the launch of the Coopers Light Beer went on to win the prestigious Clio Award, one of the highest international honors in advertising.
His vocal ability, songwriting flare and production skills have also given Dino the opportunity to work on recording projects which have featured such icons as Paul McCartney, Ray Columbus, Alan Gorrie (Average White Band), Mark King (Level 42), Carmen Grillo (Tower Of Power) and even Aussie icon Barry Crocker!
Dino has shared the stage with a wide range of artists including Steve Vai, Screaming Jets, Richie Sambora, Sammy Hagar, Boom Crash Opera, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Don Burrows & James Morrison.
Recent years have also seen Dino shed his electronic equipment and digital gadgetry for an acoustic guitar & hit the local venues to deliver some truly captivating live performances with some of Australia’s finest musicians adding another dimension to the Dino Jag experience.
Get ready for the next wave of Dino Jag!