Jye Sharp is a unique & multifaceted performer, a real jack of all trades. With a new instrument or sound, Jye's always adding something different to the mix, making him such an unpredictable force and one not to be reckoned with. He never fails to bring authenticity and creative flair to his songs and live performances, which you will be able to witness first-hand at 5 Sawyers, as part of Darby Street Live. You can also be guaranteed that you'll walk away with a smile and, most likely, a new friend while you're at it. Seriously, he will probably try and shout you a beer. 🍻
With a kind of Matt Corby/Kim Churchill sound to his music, Jye still manages to bring a whole lot of his own personality to each and every song and set that he performs. His music isn't one that can be contained in one category, or only associated with certain genres. Jye is always experimenting and mixing sounds, putting his own spin on the indie, rock & alternative genre that we have grown accustomed to.
You only have to go have a look at his YouTube channel and SoundCloud to understand that Jye is always taking that extra step to learn, innovate and create something different & exciting. Honestly, the guy never f**cking stops.
With other music projects in the works as well, such as Shadori, a funk/psychedelic/reggae/heavy rock band formed with good mate, Luke Vadori and the notoriously funny duo/band, Boe & Jye, Sharp obviously has no off-switch and if he does, I doubt we'll want to find it.
Along with creating hilarious and quintessentially Australian comedy skits with Boe (one of my favourites is below), Jye is also keeping busy recording in the studio, playing gigs (like at Darby Street Live) and playing around with his kit of instruments to produce something unexpected.
Already from Boe & Jye's E.P, which is to be released soon, is the tune ‘September Glow’. A real rock ’n’ roll tune that you can imagine listening to while speeding down the highway with the windows down. I gotta admit, I listened to it and had flashbacks to the punk/rock sounds of the naughties - now that’s a trip and I f****ing love it. 🎸💘
Ahead of his gig at 5 Sawyers, I got to chat to Jye about his favourite Newy acts, what he loves about his local turf and just why you should come see him at Darby Street Live. Honestly, the guy is a real top bloke and his sound is just as authentic & real as he is.
You can check out our full interview below..
How would you describe your music? Try 5 words or less, if you’re feeling creative.
Earth, Heart, Peace, Groove, Rhythm...... I was feeling creative.
What can people expect from your performance at Darby Street Live?
They can expect to be expecting what they never thought they’d expect. 😉
There’s a lot of groove to my songs, so get your feet ready to stomp the floor in! I love it when people do that!
It’s a lot of feel good stuff so I hope it’ll put a smile on your dial. A lot of the lyrics in my songs reflect my lifestyle and my view on life. I enjoy surfing, jamming out and having a laugh. I like to think my songs reflect that!
Who’s your favourite local music artist & why?
I’m a fan of Screaming Eagle! Them boys always rock, and they don’t fall into any trends that may be present in terms of genre. They just rock out and play the kind of music that they wanna play! And they're good lads too. They love having a beer and talking a bit of rubbish too, which I find very easy to do myself, so yeah, I like them!
What do you love about Newy’s music scene?
I like that you never know who you're gunna see when you rock up to a venue. Artists from far and wide come and play in Newy, and I love contributing my music to the scene as well!
What is your favourite thing about Newy - what would you recommend to the tourists out there?
I was born in Newy so I always will have a soft spot for it. A lot of my time has been spent there. If you love surfing and the ocean side, Bar Beach is beautiful, so is the bogey hole and ocean baths.
If you like the entertainment side of things, check out what’s on at The Lass O’Gowrie, The Wicko, Civic Theatre etc. Most of my time there has either been spent being born, surfing or playing music there, so that’s what I could recommend haha!
When and where can we catch you for Darby Street Live?
I’ll be playing at 5 Sawyers, from 8:10pm til 8:50pm. I’m ready to stomp my foot, slide my slide guitar, squeal my harmonica, strum my guitar, drum on my acoustic, and sing some melodies. Come say hello, bring your dancing feet and bring a smile! Now, who can turn down that invitation?
There you have it, to check out more about Jye Sharp you can find gig updates, new music and other goodies on his social links below. Meanwhile, I recommend you check out his epic E.P. 'Weeping Tree' on Spotify, watch his skits on FB or Youtube catch him at Darby Street Live on the 24th!
Jye Sharp Social Links:
Boe & Jye Social Links:
Shadori - Facebook