Rock Band

Friday 5th August 2022

VENUE: Balaklava Town Hall – See Eisteddfod Venues page * please note different venue

* PLEASE NOTE: Balaklava Town Hall is a Covid Safe venue. FACE MASKS must be worn except when performing.

(The mask-wearing policy replaces the 12+ vaccine mandate)

CONVENOR: Kate Walker


Dino Jag is a South Australian treasure with an unmistakable voice and performance energy. An International award-winning singer/songwriter who hit the charts hard in 2020. With the help of his supporters (affectionately called “Jagsters”), his music video for “Can’t Keep Still” blew up and became an instant favourite, hitting the #2 spot on the National AIR charts, only being held out of the #1 spot by Kylie Minogue. He also gave us a new Christmas classic with the release of his song “Christmas Day” enjoying a mountain of radio airplay to finish the year off on a real high.

Dino also gained much international recognition following the release of his critically acclaimed ‘Breakthrough’ EP in 2016 Recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood with Grammy Award Winning Producer Jeff Bova at the helm and featuring some of the best in the business, Aaron Sterling (Drums – John Mayer), Corey Britz (Bass – Bush), Tim Pierce (Guitar – Bruce Springsteen), Jeff Bova (Keyboards – Michael Jackson), Carroll Hatchet (Backing Vocals – Bette Midler) and Bernard Fowler (Backing Vocals – The Rolling Stones) becoming another major milestone in Dino’s career.

Dino first launched onto the international music arena in 2005 with his unique cover of the 70’s classic, “Play that Funky Music.” The song burned up the charts worldwide, reaching number 8 in Australia and number 34 in Denmark and hit many radio playlists.

He then hit the international spotlight again with the release of his song “Calling All The Saints” breaking all records to become the #1 most purchased song on the “Music For Good” program for Oxfam America. With over 3,500 artists from around the world represented on the chart this was quite an achievement and a great testament to his songwriting ability.

He has shared the stage with some heavy hitters in the industry including, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), Status Quo, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, James Morrison, Steve Vai (David Lee Roth / Whitesnake), Richard Marx, Beeb Birtles (LRB), Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and Ian Moss.

His vocal ability, songwriting flare and production style have also given Dino the opportunity to work on recording projects with Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney Band), Alan Gorrie (Average White Band), Mark King (Level 42) and Carmen Grillo (Tower Of Power).

Nominated ‘Best Male Vocalist’ for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Awards (SAMIA) while fronting funk/rock band Stolen Waters who entered the national charts with their reworking of the Stevie Wonder classic “Superstition.”

Dino Jag embraces music to his very core and continues to shape his career whilst exploring new sounds in his own electrifying way.


Entrants MUST read the 2022 Syllabus Notes for Friday 5th August for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry


* Book in from 8.45 am (within 30 mins of performance)

TIME LIMIT 8 minutes – allow 15-minute time blocks

  1. Balaklava Primary School Rock Band – Jessica Bushnell (NC)
  2. Balaklava Primary School Rock Musicians – Jessica Bushnell (NC)


* Book in from 9.15 am (within 30 mins of performance)

TIME LIMIT 8 minutes – allow 15-minute time blocks

  1. Adelaide High School “Jenna and the Saints” – Jess Seyfang
  2. Playford International College “Soul Band” Rock Band – Jenna Miltenoff
  3. Kadina Memorial School Year 10 Band – Sandy Hahn
  4. Rostrevor College Middle Years Rock Band – Callum Unger
  5. Hope Christian College “Heritage” – Tom Burden



* Book in from 11.00 am (within 30 mins of performance)

TIME LIMIT 8 minutes – allow 15-minute time blocks

  1. Faith Lutheran College & Nuriootpa High School “Newgate Crowd”
  2. Faith Lutheran College “Aspire” – Mel Crawford
  3. Banksia Park International High School Year 12 Rock Band – Lauren Norton
  4. Adelaide High School “Mischief Managed” – Jess Seyfang
  5. King’s Rock Band – Mario Marino
  6. Salisbury East High School Rock Band – Belinda Parr & Brett Madigan WITHDRAWN
  7. Xavier College Rock Band – Steven Gregory
  8. Rostrevor College “Tunns of Cerracchio” – Callum Unger
  9. Horizon Christian School Band – Kate Walker
  10. Clare High School Senior Band 2022 – Trudy Hart


* UPDATE to Covid Safe regulations for the Balaklava Town Hall: the previous vaccination requirement has changed to a MASK WEARING POLICY