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The Eighth Note: Jack Panther

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Today’s guest is upcoming musician Jack Panther, who has just released debut track Heartbreakers.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
I’m Jack Panther, a songwriter and producer living in Wellington. I love collaborating and working with some of Wellington’s up and coming artists.

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
For the past 4 years I’ve been working on writing, recording and producing a 5 track EP, which is expected to be out early next year. With this EP I’ve been developing and playing with different music styles, ranging from Pop to Indie.

Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
My Instagram.

What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
Arctic Monkeys – AM
HAIM – Days Are Gone
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
I really love Wellington band Womb. Everytime I see them live, I fall in love with them all over again. They’re a great group and really know how to grasp an audience’s attention.

What is your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
I’m used to playing smaller spaces and bars like Basque, but also really vibe flat gigs. Both are great atmospheres, and yet so different to one another. I like the idea of being able to play music to a smaller crowd of people with a few beers on a Sunday afternoon, but there is nothing quite like the thrill of a house party.

In your songwriting or composing (or the band is songwriting) how do the compositions
and songs take shape?

It depends on what’s inspiring me at the time but usually I sit at the piano or guitar and play chords which fits with the vibe I’m looking for. From there, I’ll start with a melody phrase and write around it. Each song I write can be shaped so differently, but usually starts with a phrase that’s important to me, whether I had written it down days before or came up with it then and there.

Where/when is your next gig?
I often play small bar gigs with my other band, Garden of Sweden, and currently working on a live set for Jack Panther.

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