Jon Stevens

For people with a similar name, see John Stevens.


Jon Stevens (born 1962) is a New Zealand-born singer, now an Australian citizen.

Stevens moved to Australia after success as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s (his best-known songs from this era are "Jezebel" and a cover of "Montego Bay"). He is most recognised for his work as the lead singer of Sydney band Noiseworks, who had major hits in the 1980s with "Take Me Back" and "Touch". Once Noiseworks disbanded, Stevens was part of two Australian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar - playing Judas on both occasions, to high acclaim.

In 2000 he followed the footsteps of Jimmy Barnes and Terence Trent D'Arby by fronting the Australian rock band INXS as a stand-in for Michael Hutchence. He and INXS released a Sydney 2000 related theme song entitled "Carry the Flame", and although he toured with the band as their singer, it wasn't until October 2002 that he was officially instated as their lead singer. The Stevens-fronted INXS did release a song called "I Get Up," but it was not a hit. He quit the band a year later before an album was released, and it wasn't until 2005 that INXS found J.D. Fortune as their lead singer.

2004 saw Jon host the reality tv show "The Resort". It was cancelled halfway through the series. The same year he also released "Ain't No Life For The Faint Hearted", a modern R&B album best known for its cruisy cover of The Doors' "Light My Fire".

In 2005, Stevens released "The Works", recorded as part of the Liberation Blue acoustic series. After embarking on two national tours, Jon took a break before announcing Noiseworks are preparing to tour again in late September 2007.

Stevens is the brother of New Zealand Idol judge Frankie Stevens.

Jon Stevens and the former members of Noiseworks reformed in September 2007 for a national tour.

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John Stevens is the name of a number of prominent people:
  • John Stevens, Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington (born 1942), former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
  • John Stevens (immigrant) (1682-1737), immigrant to America, Port Collector at Perth Amboy.

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Anthem
"God Defend New Zealand"
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Capital Wellington

Largest city Auckland
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A song by Bobby Bloom about the city in Jamaica.

Co-written and produced by Jeff Barry.

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  • (1980) Jon Stevens
  • (1983) Allniters - A top 40 hit for an Australian ska band.
  • (1986) Amazulu - It became a minor hit in the U.S. in September 1986.

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Noiseworks was an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in 1985. The lineup of Noiseworks was Jon Stevens (lead vocals), Stuart Fraser (guitar), Steve Balbi (bass), Justin Stanley (keyboards) and Kevin Nicol (drums).
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Noiseworks was an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in 1985. The lineup of Noiseworks was Jon Stevens (lead vocals), Stuart Fraser (guitar), Steve Balbi (bass), Justin Stanley (keyboards) and Kevin Nicol (drums).
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The US album cover for the 1970 release of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics Tim Rice

Productions 1971 Broadway
1972 West End
1977 Broadway
1996 West End revival
1998 UK Tour
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Jimmy Barnes is a popular Australian rock singer. He was born James Dixon Swan on April 28, 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father Jim Swan was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan is also a rock singer.
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Sananda Maitreya (born Terence Trent Howard on March 15, 1962), most known by the stage name Terence Trent D'Arby, is an American singer-songwriter. He is recognizable through his trademark voice resembling that of Sam Cooke, and the fact that, like such artists as
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INXS (pronounced "In Excess") is an Australian rock group. The band was formed on 16 August 1977, in Sydney, Australia.

History

Michael Hutchence era

INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers
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Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22 1960 – November 22 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS.

Biography

Early life and career


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INXS (pronounced "In Excess") is an Australian rock group. The band was formed on 16 August 1977, in Sydney, Australia.

History

Michael Hutchence era

INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers
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The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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INXS (pronounced "In Excess") is an Australian rock group. The band was formed on 16 August 1977, in Sydney, Australia.

History

Michael Hutchence era

INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers
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J.D. Fortune is the stage name of Jason Dean Bennison (born September 1, 1973 in Mississauga, Ontario), a Canadian rock singer, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series , and the current singer of rock band INXS for their latest album Switch.
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NZ Idol, more commonly known as New Zealand Idol, is the New Zealand version of the Idol series originated as the hit British TV series Pop Idol.
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Noiseworks was an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in 1985. The lineup of Noiseworks was Jon Stevens (lead vocals), Stuart Fraser (guitar), Steve Balbi (bass), Justin Stanley (keyboards) and Kevin Nicol (drums).
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