Jason Kerrison is a multi-platinum, multi-award winning Singer/Songwriter, Meditator, Surfer and Hemp Farmer from The Far North, New Zealand.
He spent many years at the top of the New Zealand Music Scene with his rock band OPSHOP enjoying commercial success with nine times platinum status album sales and critical success, picking up nine New Zealand Music Awards and the prestigious APRA(Australasian Performing Rights Association) Silver Scroll Award for Song of the Year, for ‘One Day’.
Jason also formed Eclectic Hip Hop group The Babysitters Circus. Which was the 1st NZ act to sit within the Top 5 most played songs on Dutch and Italian radio simultaneously.
In 2011, JK was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen's Birthday Honors for Services to Music.
In 2012 and 2013 Jason was a Judge in New Zealand’s Got Talent. And in 2016 appeared as a Guest Mentor and performer on NZ’s X-Factor.
In March 2015 JK released his first solo EP called #JKEP1. He describes it as eclectic stomp pop with acoustic framing and digital renderings. Produced to tickle the soul, speak to the heart and at times shake the hips.
In January 2016 Jason independently released his new self-produced EP, #JKEP2, inspired by the Golden Ratio, or Phi. He introduced the experimental listening project at TEDx in Christchurch late 2015. The aim is provide a healing modality inherent in the music and the duration times. The EP was recorded at 432Hz instead of standard concert pitch 440Hz. Music based on 432Hz is said to transmit beneficial healing energy, because it is a pure tone of math fundamental to nature.
The universal music of sacred geometry.
In 2018 he relocated from New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland to Kaitaia, one of the smallest, in The Far North and started two years of full time study as a Carpentry Student.
With every spare moment he can be found at The Great Northern Retreat in the mountains of New Zealand’s far north developing his Hemp Farm and building his unique Air BnB accommodations and hanging with his horses and native kiwi.
Jason Kerrison also has decided to run for a council seat on his Local Regional City Council, the local body elections are in October this year.
In the meantime, he’s released the single I Will If You Will. In the spirit of daring all humans to be themselves.
Writer: Jason Kerrison / ISRC: NL-C8O-19-00142