Passion. Energy. Versatility. Talent. This is Dino Jag
“The combined musical forces make Dino Jag an absolute powerhouse. His brilliant sound is brought to life with a captivating vibrancy that pulls you in listen after listen.” Jane Lambert – Modern Mystery
International award-winning singer songwriter Dino Jag is a South Australian treasure with an unmistakable voice and performance energy. Nominated for the People’s Choice Pop Award at 2017 SA Music Awards, Dino is quickly gaining international recognition following the release of his critically acclaimed ‘Breakthrough’ EP in November 2016. Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood with Grammy Award Winning Producer Jeff Bova at the helm and featuring some of the best in the business, Aaron Sterling (Drums – John Mayer), Corey Britz (Bass – Bush), Tim Pierce (Guitar – Bruce Springsteen), Jeff Bova (Keyboards – Michael Jackson), Carroll Hatchet (Backing Vocals – Bette Midler) & Bernard Fowler (Backing Vocals – The Rolling Stones), it has become another major milestone in Dino’s career.
“The award-winning vocalist truly taps into his pure nature with ‘Breakthrough’ and you see his musical vision flow to life.” Sydney Paschall – Compose Yourself Magazine
The first single off the EP “Two Young Hearts” was awarded second place at the 2016 International Unsigned Music Awards. Selected from over 6,000 entries, the winners represent some of the best unsigned artists worldwide. “You Make Me Feel So Good,” the second single, then started receiving rave reviews around the world crossing music genre borders with its unique blend of soul tinged country, rock and head-spinning funk.
“It’s very rare one song is packed with so much energy and delicious morsels of aurally stimulating goodness.” Joshua Smotherman – MTM
Dino first launched onto the international music arena in 2005 with his unique cover of the 70’s classic, “Play that Funky Music.” The song burned up the charts worldwide, reaching number 8 in Australia and number 34 in Denmark and hit many radio playlists.
He then hit the international spotlight with the release of his song “Calling All The Saints” 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 was quite an achievement and a great testament to his songwriting ability.
“Dino Jag is a musician who has clearly cracked the code for pop songwriting, and he winningly replicates this formula six times over the course of the simply enjoyable ‘Breakthrough’ EP.” Cody Conrad – The Big Takeover
He has shared the stage with some heavy hitters in the industry including, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Status Quo, Adelaide & Queensland Symphony Orchestras, James Morrison, Steve Vai (David Lee Roth / Whitesnake), Richard Marx, Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and Ian Moss.
His vocal ability, songwriting flare and production style have also given Dino the opportunity to work on recording projects with Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney Band), Alan Gorrie (Average White Band), Mark King (Level 42) and Carmen Grillo (Tower Of Power).
Nominated “Best Male Vocalist” for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Awards (SAMIA) while fronting Adelaide funk/rock band Stolen Waters who entered the national charts with their reworking of the Stevie Wonder classic “Superstition.”
Dino embraces music to his very core and continues to shape his career whilst exploring new sounds in his own electrifying way.
“His exuberant energy comes pouring through his music.. Look out for Dino Jag as he gets set to hit the worldwide stage!” Jordannah Elizabeth – VZ Magazine