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Jason Kerrison

Genres: Singer-Songwriter

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Jason Kerrison is an Invercargill born, Christchurch raised, singer/songwriter/producer/entrepreneur. He based himself in Auckland, writing music while at a residency in a backpacker's bar in Auckland and formed the band Opshop. Jason has spent many years at the top of the NZ Music Scene with his band OPSHOP, enjoying not only commercial success, but also picking up numerous NZ Music Awards and the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award along the way. In 2011, JK was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for Services to Music. This was attributed in part to the recognition of his initiative and organization of Band Together for Canterbury. A free concert by 34 artists attended by a reported 160,000 people in Hagley Park, and a gift for the Earthquake stricken people of the region. Following the success of Opshop, Jason formed The Babysitters Circus with some likeminded friends. The Babysitters Circus have only one rule. Any track presented has to be danceable or it doesn’t make the cut.


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