The Civ Tapas Bar & Lounge | 12 Oct 2018 | 8.15pm
Gourmet & Grooves Street Festival | 19 Oct 2018 | 6.30pm
Australian singer-songwriter JASON FICHERA paints a musical canvas from crafting intimate stories embroidered with powerhouse riffs and raw emotion. Armed with a voice that soaks through the listener, his music has an intrinsic and emotional pulling power all framed with an infectious pop twist.
What started off as open mic nights for the self taught artist quickly began to build a solid reputation gaining nation wide attention through Triple J Unearthed with first self produced EP ‘Different shades of grey’. The 4 track acoustic demo recorded in his dorm room received an overwhelming response with his debut track ‘crazy’ reaching the number 1 position on the Unearthed charts for two consecutive weeks. The breakthrough success landed him live TV appearances on channel TEN’s Landed Music, as well as presigious support slots form some of Australia’s leading music acts such as Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Noll, Phil Emmanuel, Tim Freedman (The Whitlams), Ash Grunwald, Christine Anu, Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band), Mia Dyson, Sarah McLeod and Small Mercies just to name a few.
Eager to continue momentum, the acoustic pop/rock outfit gained International recognition as he was selected to represent Australia at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA 2013) held in Hollywood, California. Jason surpassed contestants from over 50 countries to take out Overall Division winner for Pop music. He also received top honours for his original work and vocal categories taking away 10 medals (2xGold,4xSilver, 4xBronze) for his intrinsic style of songwriting and vocal power.
In 2014, Jason entered the studio to record his debut EP – Past. Present. Future before embarking on his first international tour across America, Europe and the UK. The EP spawned several immense singles including the pop ballad ‘Just for a while’ which made an immediate and undeniable impression gaining regular radio airplay globally. His follow up songs ‘Save me’ and ‘Maybe someday’ continued to build momentum for the Australian pop/rock outfit growing in popularity for its unique commercial sound.
Upon completion of his global tour, Jason relocated to London where he continued to build a a solid reputation in the capital playing various UK festivals and prestigious gigs including a performance for the Queen’s Royal Guard. His instantly recognisable songwriting gained further accolades after being shortlisted for the International Songwriting Competition.