Not only has Jason completed a Bachelor of Music (Audio Production) and an Associate Degree in Music (Performance), but he has spent years honing his musicianship in many diverse live and studio projects encompassing metal, pop, funk, blues, jazz, prog, as well as film and video game scoring/sound design. His bass playing has developed a unique style and tonality through experimentation in compositional approaches, playing techniques and the use of music technology. As a founding member of Acolyte, Jason has been able to forge a project specifically tailored to his sensibilities that allows him to ultimately create an experience that stands apart from existing genre conventions. Either on stage or in studio, Jason's presence is dynamic - a powerhouse of intricately crafted textures and expressive melodies which combine to form a distinctly original compositional aesthetic.
Affiliation(s): Dusted Orange (former), Hunter Kaine (former), 23 Past (former), Lustre (former), The Manic Depressives (former)
Favorite Song(s): Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
or Hyperballad - Björk
Favorite Drink on Tour: Frozen Coke (with Jack)
Favorite Band(s) / Artists(s): Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Led Zeppelin, Björk, The Police
Other Favorite Genre/Style to Play: Jazz or Funk
Favorite Tour Meal: Big breakfasts the morning after shows, with even bigger coffee!
Cannot Go On Tour Without: The Soulenikoes
Favorite Live Moment: The unspoken moment shared between the band members on stage just after finishing our Melbourne show on "The Message" tour