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Legendary multi-award winning Australian record producer Mark Opitz, will produce the new album by Melbourne melodic indie rockers, JACOBS RUN.

Opitz was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his sizable contribution to the performing arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2020.

Widely known for creating and delivering Australian music to the international stage, Opitz has worked with the cream of Australia’s musical talent including AC/DC, INXS. Cold Chisel, The Angels, Jimmy Barnes, Rose Tattoo, The Divinyls, Australian Crawl, Hoodoo Gurus, Richard Clapton and many more.

“Having listened to Jacobs Run, I was impressed with the strong songwriting ability of singer-guitarist Michael Jacobs and the quality of the band members’ musicianship. I’m really looking forward to working with them” – Mark Opitz

JACOBS RUN made a big impact both locally and internationally with the release of their self-titled debut album in late 2019. Radio stations in the USA, Canada and the UK embraced the band’s music.

The band were to embark on their third USA promotional / acoustic tour in March 2020, which was unfortunately thwarted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured with the prospect of working with Mark and look forward to what he can bring to this new batch of songs. His incredible track record speaks for itself” – JACOBS RUN

Recording sessions for group’s second album will commence in early 2022 at Wick Studios in Brunswick Melbourne.

JACOBS RUN has recently been playing acoustic shows to capacity crowds at Melbourne’s coolest new live music venue, Jimmy Hornet in Richmond, Melbourne.  The band will next perform at Jimmy Hornet on Wednesday 28th July along with Victor Stranges and The Methinks. Tickets available from the venue’s website –

Jacobs Run Website

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