JAX and the Wayward is powerhouse vocals and quality, hard-hitting rock/thumpfunk. The Hobart-based four-piece band features Jacqui 'Jax' Smialek on vocals and guitar, Malcolm 'Bat' Battersby on guitar, Adrian Hayes on bass, and Tenille 'TJ' Johnstone on drums.
JAX and the Wayward are currently planning a mainland, gigging in Tasmania, and will release an EP in 2017.
Our achievements include playing across three stages at Falls Festival Marion Bay 2014/15/16, supports for Spiderbait, Icehouse, and local Tasmanian Bands, headlining Adventure Bay Blues & Roots Festival, a Tasmanian state tour, Festival of King Island, and third place nationally in the Global Battle of the Bands competition. We've had high rotation airplay in Hobart, King Island, and the US, released a mini album and a full length album, and have an EP on the way. JAX and the Wayward have several music videos and merchandise.
We're currently seeking new opportunities to bring our brand of raw, original rock to Tasmania, mainland Australia, and the world!