As one of the most talented musicians to emerge from New Zealand in recent memory, Jon has had huge chart-topping success as a solo artist, knocking Michael Jackson off the top of the charts and taking on prominent positions as lead singer of successful bands including INXS and the Dead Daisies.
Growing up as one of 11 children, Jon found fame as a teenager, his first single taking the #1 spot from Michael Jackson when he was just 16 years old. His follow up single knocked his debut single from the top spot.
He left New Zealand to escape his colossal fame after being attacked in the street, setting up home in America to work with a multitude of famous musicians.
After finding success with Sydney-based band Noiseworks in the mid 80’s, Jon turned his hand to acting, taking the role of Judas in the Australian Production of Jesus Christ Superstar; the cast recording album of which took the #1 slot and became the highest selling album of 1992.
There followed a solo career which saw Stevens co-writing the song for the Sydney Olympics. He was also honoured to be a torch bearer. He then joined INXS as front man for three years, following the death of his friend Michael Hutchence. In 2012 he formed the Dead Daises, with the first single featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.
Jon is now concentrating on his solo work, releasing his latest album ‘Starlight’ at the end of March. The album was co-written and produced by Dave Stewart, who describes Stevens as “One of the best voices on the planet” and also features Ringo Starr on drums.