Born in New York City, Irwin Thomas (Jack Jones) became a household name in in Australia as a multi – platinum selling artist in 90’s band Southern Sons as lead singer/guitarist.
Irwin (Jack) has toured and recorded as a singer/guitarist (hired gun) with many multi-platinum artists such as John Farnham, Glen Shorrock, Tina Arena, Rick Price, Richard Clapton, Garry Beers (INXS), Dweezil Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Jeff Jacobs (Foreigner), Renee Geyer, Bachelor Girl, Anthony Warlow, Dean Geyer, Guy Sebastian, Jon Stevens, John Waters, Ian Moss, Doug Parkinson and countless others…
He has opened for or supported Matchbox Twenty, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Spandau Ballet, Tears For Fears and Alice Cooper to name a few! Irwin is a founding member of iconic Melbourne Rock Band Electric Mary and in 2008 they were a finalist in the Music Oz Awards nominated for Best Rock Band.
In November 2013 Irwin was inducted into the ‘Legends’ Category at The Music Oz Awards. Irwin’s signature Series Model Guitar with Master Builder Avi Shabat of Shabat Guitars & Guitar Groomers in LA was unveiled at the NAMM show January 2014