Jon Vea Vea

What/who are your musical influences?

My musical influences are mostly Australian musicians such as:- Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, John Farnham and John Williamson plus my mother and her two sisters “ The Davis sisters. Mainly because they are all story tellers in their music.

Favourite line from a song?

My favourite line from a song comes from a John Farnham song called Age of Reason. The line says
“Why can’t we be still, why can’t we love each other, is kindness an ancient skill, buried by our blindness”. Means a lot in this day and age, it’s a pity.

What instruments do you play?

Acoustic /electric Guitar, Blues harps, stomp box and vocal chords.

Do you write your own songs?

I have written my own songs and taken them on my “ MUSIC FROM MY SOUL TOUR” where I played many venues right up and down the east coast of Queensland. As far as Hopevale, Palm Island, Charters Towers, Cooktown, Wugal Wugal, etc. The songs I wrote told my story of my journey in finding out who I was and where I come from and where I belong.

If you could play any gig or venue, where
would that be?

The venue I’d really love to play, would be the Cathedral Caves at Rockhampton once more. When I played there last time it was an absolute haunting experience.