Meraki Arts Bar acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which our bar stands.

Gig Bar

Jack R. Reilly

28/07 : 8:00pm

This July, Jack R. Reilly is bringing an intimate solo performance to the Meraki Arts Bar to showcase some brand new material.

Jack has been a staple of the east coast music

Since the release of Middle Everything in 2020, Jack has scurried himself away collecting inspiration, memories and stories to turn into new music and now the time has come to share what they have been putting together. 


“One of our acts to watch in 2020 cements his status as one of Australia’s most brilliant songwriters with an impeccable debut album.” – Pilerats

Jack’s been putting in the hard yards for years and it’s been supremely rewarding for me to watch the growth in his songwriting across that period.” -Tommy Faith, triple j


Raised in Kiama, NSW, before making the pilgrimage to Sydney, Jack R. Reilly has been a fixture of the Sydney and south coast music scene for years, bringing gut wrenching and heart warming songwriting to many a dimly lit corner. The strength and consistency of his work has earned him the prized support slots of some huge international headline shows, including Kevin Devine (USA)  Gavin DeGraw (USA), Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate/Jack’s Mannequin, USA), Into It. Over It. (USA) and Tiny Ruins (NZ). Jack has also found himself in good company locally, playing alongside praised Aus acts including Rat!Hammock, Bec Sandridge and Slowly Slowly, and on the revered Yours and Owls Festival line-up.

Securing some strong support from triple j over his career; April 2020 saw Jack R. Reilly winning  the triple j Unearthed NIDA music video competition. They produced the video for lead single from his debut album, Blood, which premiered on the ABC’s long running music video program, Rage.

In October 2020, Jack released his long-awaited debut album, Middle Everything, through Lost Boy Records. The album was produced by Jonno Tooke from Aus music heavyweights, Cry Club.

Jack launched the album with two sold out performances at Sydney’s iconic venue, The Vanguard.


*ACCESSIBILITY: The Gig Bar level of Meraki is on the first floor, and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible at present. It is accessed via one set of stairs which include a handrail.

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