Jacob Grant may no longer be a boy, having recently turned 18, but he is Just A Gent. So what else is a young man from Newcastle with an in-demand talent for his electronic production wizardry supposed to do than head out on a national tour?
We decided to pop a series of eleven questions to the up and comer to find out a little more about what makes him tick.
1. Name : Just A Gent.
2. Where are you based? Newcastle, Australia.
3. How did you get your start in music? I started the exact same way as Flume, from a Nutri-Grain box program, My dad eventually let me use his audio workstation that he recorded his guitar in and it escalated from there.
4. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. I like to focus on the melodic aspects of music when producing. What I try to do is fuse together different sounds and ideas to create things that are unique.
5. Who have been your musical influences? A lot of my influences come from ’80s music (chord progressions etc). I love Seven Lions, Daft Punk, Justice and Skrillex. They have had a huge impact in influencing my sound.
6. What are your favourite songs of all time? Silverchair ‘Across The Night’, Eurythmics ‘Sweet Dreams’.
7. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I am a gamer.
8. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Be yourself.
9. Tell us about your latest release. My latest release was a remix for Alison Wonderland’s smash hit ‘U Don’t Know’. I took the track and gave it what I like to call a ‘Lovetrap refresh’!
10. What do your future plans involve? Hopefully changing the electronic music world!
11. Where can our audience catch you live? I just embarked on my Just Turned 18 tour!
Catch Just A Gent at the following venues from this Friday;
April 24 : Canberra (Mr Wolf)
April 25 : Adelaide (Apple Bar)
May 01 : Perth (Villa)
May 15 : Cronulla (Fusion)
May 16 : Sydney (World Bar)
May 17 : Newcastle (King Street)
May 22 : Brisbane (TBC Club)
May 23 : Mooloolaba (The Helm)
May 27 : Bondi (Beach Road Hotel)
Just A Gent also appears at Groovin The Moo in Maitland on May 09.