The spark for Dino Jag’s new release Can’t Keep Still was ironically ignited by the 2020 bans on public venue dancing in Australia.
Whilst recording the song during self-isolation in his home studio in Adelaide, Dino Jag put the call out to his supporters to send in video footage of themselves getting their iso-groove on to a sample of the unreleased song for a bit of socially distanced fun.
It was initially released as an exclusive ‘Facebook only’ music video but it immediately blew up with over 200k views and calls to make the song available for release. And here it is, a funk-pop gem that’s electrifying hooky, refreshingly optimistic and compelling, with a musical aesthetic that tips its hat to Ray Charles, Lenny Kravitz and James Brown.
As Dino says about getting interactive with his fans for Can’t Keep Still, ‘When I reflected on what I was missing the most about performing live, it came down to the faces and expressions of the people in the crowd. It’s not the same when you can’t see your audience and feel their energy’. Dino’s illustrious career was first launched in 2005 when his unique cover of the 70’s classic, Play that Funky Music charted worldwide, reaching number 8 in Australia and number 34 in Denmark.
‘When I reflected on what I was missing the most about performing live, it came down to the faces and expressions of the people in the crowd. It’s not the same when you can’t see your audience and feel their energy’
He has been nominated ‘Best Male Vocalist’ for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Awards (SAMIA) and hit the international spotlight again with the release of his song Calling All The Saints breaking all records to become the #1 most purchased song on the Music For Good program for Oxfam America.
More recently he gained international recognition with his critically acclaimed ‘Breakthrough’ EP in 2016, which was recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood with Grammy Award Winning Producer Jeff Bova at the helm.
The first single off the Breakthrough EP Two Young Hearts was awarded second place at the 2016 International Unsigned Music Awards. Dino has shared the stage with some heavy hitters in the industry including, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Status Quo, James Morrison and Steve Vai (David Lee Roth/Whitesnake).
Can’t Keep Still is set to propel Dino Jag once again into the international spotlight.
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