jack berry is Damin McCabe’s indie-rock alias. Born and bred in Dunedin, McCabe bounces between his studio space, friend’s bedrooms, and everywhere in between; Writing songs, producing and releasing songs for others, and putting together sold-out shows as a co-founder of Garbage Records.
2019 saw the successful releases of 'Luv', 'Dummy EP', and 'Psycho', featuring on Benee's 'Drifting', and on tour supporting Benee around Australia and in Auckland. It also saw jack berry and his band support Lime Cordiale, Leisure, and KLLO, as well curating and playing a night on the Garden Stage at Rhythm and Vines, and taking the stage at NESTFEST.
After taking a step back in 2020 to reassess the direction of the project, and dive into a couple of different musical avenues, jack berry released his first single of 2021 ‘the middle’ in April. With 'the middle', jack berry has really stripped back to basics, whilst still keeping that structure and tone that people have come to know and love from him. The incorporation of more 90's esque crunchy guitar tones, combined with punchy drums, 'the middle' sounds like a fresh start.
The rest of 2021 will see jack berry back on the road touring a new live show in New Zealand and Australia, and an EP due for release mid-year.