Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Jason Daniels at The Rocks

Looping folk groove

With a Blue Mountain vibe through and through, artist Jason Daniels settled quickly into the Sunshine Coast musical landscape and its lifestyle, making a name as one of the most versatile and talented looping soloists in the scene.

Now, the young singer-songwriter - who spends much of his time gigging around the great southeast of Queensland – is heading to Airlie Beach Festival of Music, bringing his looping tracks, where he live records vocals and notes, then has them replay, merging and creating magic, to the coastal town.

“I think for me, looping music, you can jam to it. Building layers with loops, it becomes so much more engaging. I think that element of it is why I’m really drawn to it,” Daniels said.

“I’ve always wanted to play Airlie and I’m so excited.

“I think for me, from a young age, song was king, and that’s what I try to bring to my gigs.” The fact you can tell stories, get to know people, and connect to such an interesting side of humanity through song is why I was drawn to folk. You get to put your heart on your sleeve, which I love.”

Daniels will perform at The Rocks this Sunday from 10am.

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