The Original Sinners stemmed from Jack’s 70th birthday party at Sydney’s nightclub, The Basement, in September 2010, where Borich and Rowe were two of the many rockers who performed and were joined on stage by the guest of honour.
From that event, came an invitation to perform at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest last April, 2011, which proved to be a big success and a lot of fun for Jack, Normie and Kevin. Jack has movie credits a-plenty, a reputation as a great raconteur but, despite bewing a harmonica player since boyhood, never has Jack Thompson been able to call himself a professional musician until now.
‘I’m in fantastic company,’ says Thompson of his performing with Oz rock veterans Normie Rowe and Kevin Borich. ‘I started playing harmonica when I was about fourteen,’ Thompson explains, ‘playing simple melodies like Home Sweet Home, then I learned a kind of bush-style of playing’.
Normie Rowe recalls ‘being at the Bluesfest this year was a highlight of my professional career. On stage I looked around me and saw some of my most favourite Aussie artists and we were all playing the same song. What a thrill to be actually working with Jack Thompson and Kevin Borich on music that had formulated my career.’
Jack Thomson’s Original Sinners is a powerhouse unit that lays down the blues like you’ve never heard it before. The band line-up will knock your sox off!
Twin Towns on Saturday.