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News: Jon Farris and Ciaran Gribbin – known as JAC MUSIC – release single “We Are Awakening” today.

Jon Farris and Ciaran Gribbin release new single
‘We Are Awakening’ – out 29th October.
First single to be released under their creative collaboration ‘JAC Music’

INXS drummer, Jon Farriss, and Northern Irish songwriter and performer, Ciaran Gribbin, are excited to announce a new creative collaboration called ‘JAC MUSIC’.  Their first single ‘We Are Awakening’ will be released on 29 October.

Jon Farriss is the man steering the rhythm ship for the iconic band, INXS, and he’s acknowledged by industry peers, including super producer Nile Rodgers and the legendary Ringo Starr, as one of the greatest drummers ever.   Jon developed the unique and distinct drum sound that helped give the super-group their funk. 

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Ciaran Gribbin is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer who has worked with top-tier artists such as Madonna, U2, Paul McCartney, Snow Patrol, and Al Pacino.  He received his Grammy nomination for co-writing Madonna’s hit, Celebration and has toured the world as the singer of INXS.

JAC MUSIC has been formed by Farriss and Gribbin to deliver great vibes to the world through the love of music they each share.  The duo state that; ‘JAC MUSIC is here to sing for peace, play for love and bring unity to the world through the power of song.  If we release it, it’s because we love it!’

The first single ‘We Are Awakening’ was written seven years ago and both Gribbin and Farriss are excited to finally be releasing the song.  Jon Farriss said; ‘We are not here for self-promotion or to further our music careers.  Ciaran and I have both been given a gift as musicians and we want to share that gift with the world.  Our goal is not global domination of the music scene, rather we want our music to uplift society, connect communities and bring joy to people’s hearts.’ 

Farriss went on to say about the first single We Are Awakening; ‘the premise of the song is that it starts from within, it’s about evolution and organic growth.  The world is in a great time of change right now and if you’re awake to what’s going on with this world, you’ll share the message that lies within this song.’  On the creative partnership with Ciaran Gribbin, Farriss said; ‘I’m super excited to be releasing new music again and to be collaborating with a quality artist like Ciaran Gribbin.  He is such a talented singer, songwriter and performer.’

Ciaran Gribbin said; ‘I can’t believe the timing that we are releasing this single at a time when the world has been suffering the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This song is about peace, humanity and coming together, something we need more than ever in the world right now.  I had the honour of standing on stage with Jon when I toured with INXS and to now be collaborating with Jon to write and release new material under JAC MUSIC really is a dream come true for me.  I’m excited about our future and also looking forward to announcing in 2022 other artists we will be collaborating with under JAC MUSIC.’

We Are Awakening is produced by Jon Farriss, Ciaran Gribbin and Paul Beard.  Paul Beard produced and performed on Lily Allen’s UK hit ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and has also toured extensively as keys player and Music Director for Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Art Garfunkel and Brian Ferry (Roxy Music).

We Are Awakening – released 29th October.

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