From Troye Sivan to 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and every star in between… Australia has something in the water at the moment. Introducing the next big thing, JETHRO.

Having just dropped his fresh track ‘Need to Say’, we thought it was time to give you a little more detail on the new star from Adelaide… 15 fast facts? You got it!

1. JETHRO’s Dad was his first musical influence and taught him how to play a few chords when he was twelve. Today, he says Jack Garrett is his biggest musical influence, appreciating the way he blends guitar, drums and electronica. Sorry Dad!

2. After supporting other musicians his entire career, JETHRO has decided to put his creative energy into his own projects… and we are totally thankful for that! Check out his new track below.

Watch: JETHRO – Need to Say

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3. Talking about his new track, he said writing it made him “really appreciate the people who have stuck by me over the years.”

4. JETHRO has been on the road with The Vamps and Shawn Mendes, as a drummer for their support act.

5. He taught himself how to play the drums when he was 16.

6. When he’s not in the studio, he is a Youth Support Worker helping underprivileged children with independent living skills.

7. To support his musical dreams, JETHRO has worked as a professional cover artist for the past three years playing at weddings, pubs, functions… you name it! As expected, he’s performed Darryl Braithwaite ‘Horses’ probably more times than Darryl himself.

8. He first got into music production after his parents bought him a recording interface for his 21st birthday. JETHRO thanks endless hours of watching YouTube for his skills today.

9. The name JETHRO, came from Israel’s middle name, and means ‘abundance’.

10. He has been working closely with Richy Sandham from The Royal Stampede, co-producing and mixing several tracks for his new music venture.

11. Creating music that “means the most” to him, JETHRO finds it hard to place himself in a music category… let’s just say, alternative, indie, electronic, experimental… it’s very much a new sound.

12. He can play drums, guitar, bass and dabbles with the piano.

13. JETHRO once supported Parkway Drive in 2011 when he was in a hardcore/ “screamo” band. He was the guitarist.

Can’t get enough of this Aussie star, watch the live studio version of ‘Need to Say’.

Watch: JETHRO – Need to Say (Live in the Studio)

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