“Sydney’s The Jefferson deal in upbeat commercial pop/rock which, if they were American, would probably have seen them playing stadiums by now.” - Heather Fuhrer, DRUM Media Magazine.
Jefferson are a four piece melodic rock-pop anthem band from Sydney, Australia. They are often compared to bands who exhibit huge stadium-filling sounds such as U2, Snow Patrol and Kings of Leon.
With nothing but a guitar and a backpack, Geoff left Australia and headed for europe, Living day-to-day, he payed his way through performing his original music to the patrons of local cafes and clubs. Each day was a new beginning and experience to be captured in his songwriting.
Along the road travelling and busking through Europe, Geoff met fellow Aussie Jared King. Recognising each others musical talents and spending a few weeks back packing and sharing musical ideas, the two parted ways not knowing that their paths would cross again.
Several months later, back in Sydney Australia, Geoff and Jared unexpectedly ran into each other whilst studying at music college. They took this as a sign and immediately got to work forming the band now known as 'Jefferson'. Soon after recruiting Fellow music students Hugh L Jones and Jake Tuffin, Jefferson was born.
The band has toured extensively in the U.S since 2010 after being invited and attending many music conferences, such as SXSW Austin Texas, CMJ New York, Next Big Nashville, Music matters Singapore.
In 2012 Geoff Rana singer/songwriter from the band was invited to song write with some of Americas best songwriters in Nashville.
Jefferson have also been quick to gain recognition from the Australian music community, with the song "RUNNING", reaching the Top 10 in the category of Pop for the Music Oz Awards 2012, Australia’s premier music awards for independent artists. Furthermore, Geoff was a 2011 shortlisted finalist for the APRA Professional Development Award in the genre of "Popular Contemporary" and "Running" was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the "Pop/Top 40" category of the 2012 International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
In October 2012 the band signed a deal with SPECTRA RECORDS in the U.S.A, which will see the band release their debut album ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD, May 8th 2013.
After many years honing their sound, playing live shows and touring around the world together, Jefferson feel that 2013 will offically introduce themselves to the world with the much anticipated release of their first single "NO SURPRISE" on February 5th.
Geoff Rana - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Jared King - Bass Guitar, Back Up Vocals
Hugh L Jones - Drums, Back Up Vocals
Jake Tuffin - Guitar
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Nashville, TN 37215 USA
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The Jefferson’s tracks