Jon English

Author's Shows: 

Jon English has had an extraordinary career as a singer, composer and actor.

For details on his career contact  his official website.   www.jonenglish.com.au/indexx.php

Wikipedia also has an excellent biography on Jon  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_English

It includes this extract.

"Back in 1982, English wrote a song called "Oh, Paris", about the mythic hero Paris, Prince of Troy rather than the French capital, just to see how many people actually listened to the lyrics.

His discussions with producer / composer David Mackay on Trojan War mythology led to the 1990 2CD release of Paris: A Love Story as a soundtrack recorded in London during 1989-1990.

The cast for the recording included: Australian actor Terence Donovan, The Angels singer Doc Neeson, John Waters, Philip Quast, Demis Roussos, David Atkins and Barry Humphries, backed by the London Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir.It sold 50 000 copies and won the 1991 ARIA Award for 'Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording' for English and Mackay.

The musical Paris was first performed by both The Regals Musical Society Inc (Sydney Australia) and the Laycock Street Theatre (Gosford, Australia) with English assisting in the direction of the production and appearing as the Fisherman in one performance of the Gosford production.

The Melbourne premier was on 29 January 2004 at the National Theatre,and the Adelaide premier was on 25 July 2008 at the Marie Clark Musical Theatre.

In April 2008, a re-worked version was performed at Laycock St. Theatre. In this production, English appeared as Menelaus. This revised production was met with generally positive reviews, but resulted in English travelling to the UK a few months later to completely update the show in conjunction with co-writer David Mackay.

English is currently touring in his new production simply entitled "The Rock Show", a rock music of the 60's and 70's review conceived by Paris Gosford Director Stuart Smith."