Musician. Composer. Artist. Producer.
Interested in moments when we know something without knowing why.
Don Jack biography
Don Jack interacted creatively with the world pretty much from the get-go. He composed his first song at six years of age and nine, Don conducted his school’s orchestra, leading them to a national music award.
After this early foray into leading folks to victory with creativity, Don went on to hit some important creative highlights in the UK music scene: as vocalist/drummer for the band Floodlight, the rock band Marco Polo, and in Candy, experiencing his first chart success with Burt Bacharach’s Please Stay. If you’re a fan of WetWetWet then Don is one of the people to thank – look for his name on their records.
Don is still making use of the insights he learned from the music business, in that industry, and in others. And let’s face it – he has too much energy to be confined to composing for TV and video, though naturally, he does that too. Don has written the book, lyrics, and music for Loch Ness – The Magic, Monster Musical. He occasionally fronts the Carnevale Radio Big Band, produces corporate events, and he has directed and performed in Vegas-style floorshows.
For art’s sake
You’d think with his musical talents and his ability to apply creative thinking to business needs, Don would be all created out. Surely he must hang up his drumsticks and his strategic thinking cap and just watch Neil Oliver documentaries or something.
You’d think wrong. Don Jack is an artist as well.
At age 11, Don won the Brooke Bond Art Prize. He has since exhibited paintings and sculptures around the world, hung in sixteen galleries internationally at last count. He likes to organise art as well and curates the popular culture exhibition titles in the Museum of Movie Magic, Scotland. He’s very good at that – wherever the exhibitions appear internationally, museum visitor numbers shoot through the roof – 300,000 in 10 days set his current PB record
Established VIDA designer clothing range.
Main Sponsor, Edinburgh International Magic Festival.
Co-owner Tartan golf bags designers/manufacturers of handcrafted golf bags and accessories in authentic tartans.
Founded the without walls, Museum of Movie Magic, Scotland. curating one of Europe’s largest independent collections of movie props and costumes.
Producer, performer co-owner: But Can They Dance? charity touring dance competition format.
Founder, arranger and singer with the Carnevale Radio Big Band
Owner/curator of Touring Exhibitions providing blockbuster exhibitions to museums across the globe
Producer, musical director, performer: Carnevale musical variety floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: MV2 musical variety floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: Variety musical light entertainment floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: MM musical variety floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: The Paradise Cruise musical variety floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: All Night Long musical variety floorshow.
Producer, musical director, performer: It’s A Wonderful Christmas musical variety show.
Dinner/Theatre Showroom designer and show Producer: Millennium 2000 musical variety show.
Designer, brand manager Wet Wet Wet the Scottish pop band.
Development and publishing deal with Chapel Music (Warner Brothers Music)
Writer, artist, media manager Audio Visual Library Services
Don jack is also the founding partner/creative Director IDEAS® where creative magic meets brand science.
Brand development strategy and creative content for positive transformation in the tourism, leisure and entertainment sectors.
Creative strategic thinking
Concept development, writing, storyboarding and art directing.
IDEAS, Redding House, Redding FK2 9TQ, Scotland
+44 (0)1324 716827