Brian (Jackdog) Ward is an award-winning singer / songwriter / guitarist with a huge repertoire of originals and covers.
He writes and performs in a wide variety of styles and genres – R&B, inspiring anthems and ballads, political comment, comedy and everything in between.
What you hear is 100% played live – Brian avoids backing tracks and drum machines. This gives him the versatility to play anywhere, any time – from the biggest stage to the smallest bar or verandah.
A former President of the Australian Songwriters Association, he remains ever passionate about grass roots original music. He has travelled the length and breadth of Australia, leading original music events in every State and Territory.
Jackdog’s songsmith ability, ready wit and sense of humour are sure to inspire and entertain.
- Past President of the Australian Songwriters Association
- Winner of the Port Fairy Folk Festival Lawson Paterson Award for Songwriting
- Founder of the Wax Lyrical phenomenon – providing stages for emerging songwriters around Australia
- Music industry skills workshop facilitator – festivals, schools, music venues, TAFEs, and prisons
- Song evaluator (feedback reviewer) for the Australian National Songwriting Contest