From class clown to superstar on stage
MUSICIAN, artist and film maker Andy Jans-Brown is set to bring his unique brand of creativity to Ipswich.
The Byron Bay performer will join with three-piece band Cozmic to put on a show at Goodna's Royal Mail.
"I love Goodna. It's one of those timeless venues and gigs always go off there," he said.
"People can expect heart felt rock 'n' roll.
"I think rock music has the ability to connect with raw emotions and allows us to truly express ourselves."
Jans-Brown said he learned how to harness his creativity at school.
"I was the class clown and when the Australian Ballet came to our school they asked for someone out of the crowd to come up on stage," he said.
"I was chosen and my drama teacher called me to their office after.
"I thought I was in trouble but he said I had talent and asked if I'd be in the musical.
"That was my beginning in music. That's where I found my identity.
"For me art has been an opportunity to process life."
The musician said fans could expect to hear classic tracks as well as songs from his upcoming album at the live show.
"I've written over 50 songs and we're in the studio working on the EP now," he said.
"The album will be the official sound track for a film I'm working on."
Between film making, song writing and painting Jans-Brown said he was busy but enjoyed doing what he loved.
"The film tells the story of two brothers. One enjoys the rush of the surf and the other the rush of meth," he said.
"It's a coming-of-age film that tackles some hard hitting subjects so that's where the album is coming from as well.
"It's a theme album in that respect."
The performer will be joined on stage by Cozmic's lead guitarist Alex McLeod, bassist and backing vocalist Luke Ferguson and drummer Shay Henderson.
Andy Jans-Brown and Cozmic will perform live at the Royal Mail on Saturday, January 30 from 4pm-7pm.