With the saltwater of the Far South Coast of NSW and the crystal clear water of the Snowy Mountains running through his veins, Jack Biilmann has been surrounded by inspiration his whole life. This has been absorbed and used to write a signature brand of blues, rock, soul, country and folk influenced song collections. After 10 years of national and international touring, a world famous Maton guitars endorsement, hundreds of thousands of streams, four albums and a reputation for a hell of a live show, Biilmann has paved a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented artists in the blues/roots/rock scene.Whilst releasing music & touring for the last eight years, Biilmann’s songs and guitar playing caught the eye of world renowned guitar brands Gibson & Maton guitars resulting in official player partnerships. Whether it be intricate finger-style playing, percussion, clockwork like finger picking or lightning fast blues licks, Jack’s skill set is undeniable. Vocally Biilmann is a true story teller which leaves audiences captivated by his emotional realness and growling vocal power. With the addition of clever foot percussion, harmonica and looping, Biilmann has always had his own unmistaken sound.
The last four years has seen Biilmann play over a hundred live shows/festivals per year while sharing the stage on the festival circuit with some of the country’s biggest artists including John Farnham, The Cat Empire, Tash Sultana, Kingswood, You Am I, Bobby Alu, Citizen Kay, Ian Moss, Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls), Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb), Abbe May and Kim Churchill.
After a break from the solo/blues/roots sound with a rock release, April 23rd of 2021 saw the release of Jack’s most complete long play to date, Full Circle. With the huge inclusion of Mike Barker (John Butler Trio, Split Enz, The Black Sorrows) on drums/percussion Full Circle record debuted at #6 on the Aria Blues/Jazz Charts, #8 on Itunes & #3 on the Australian Independent Record Association charts. Full Circle was also signed to Cooking Vinyl Music Publishing Australia & management with Resolution music. With outstanding chart results and reviews in Australia, American & UK, Biilmann set off on a 25 date national tour, most of which sold out before doors even opening. Unfortunately, the tour’s QLD, Northern NSW & Snowy Mountain legs were all cancelled due to the onset of Covid-19.
May 2018 saw the single release of “The Hills Have Eyes” THHE was radio premiered by Triple J, video premiered by themusic.com, debuted at #1 on the Australian ITunes charts and was accompanied by a 26 date national tour with sold out shows scattered around the country.
After spending the majority of 2016 locked away in the studio with highly sought after producer Matt Barnes & world renowned mastering engineer Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz (Xavier Rudd, John Butler Trio , Silverchair) Biilmann’s second solo STREAMS album was released on February 2017 with a great deal of hype attached with it. Streams charted at #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and #14 on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association album charts plus glowing reviews around the country.
In January 2016 Biilmann released a touching tribute track “Forever Unbeaten*” dedicated to fallen cricketer Phillip Hughes which was internationally acclaimed and covered by media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, Fox Sports News & The Herald Sun and press as far as India, Pakistan & England to name a just a few.
“To listen to an artist like Jack Biilmann, the listener will get a sharp hit of rich blues and roots music. His music brings up reminders of artists including Matt Corby but in Biilmann’s own style, this is music that strikes its own unique chord” The AU Review
“Through his lyrics and pitch perfect vocal offerings it’s palpable that Jack Billmann is an artist that throws his passion into the orchestration of the music, for the end result to be dripping with resonance.” The ANR Factory
“In a world of band wagon musos, Jack is forging his own path in his own way by making his own sound.” – Lloyd Spiegel.
“Biilmann is already on the map as one of the country’s elite guitarists, Own Worst Enemy highlights that his songwriting is rapidly catching up.” – Rhythms Magazine