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Jonny Reid Set to Release New Single “The Last to Go”

New song is a heartful tribute to fatherhood

Rising star Jonny Reid opens up about the joys of fatherhood on his new track, The Last to Go.  The single is set for release on all major streaming services on May 10th.  To prepare for the release, a pre-save link is available


Since taking home the award for Male Artist of the Year at the West Australian Country Music Awards and unveiling a #1 debut album the Irish man has generated a stir in the Australian music scene. His joyous blend of acoustic tones and pop hooks has seen him likened to hitmakers like Keith Urban and Bryan Adams, with BMA Magazine claiming he “has a Springsteen in his step”.


Jonny’s rugged vocals are certainly reminiscent of the aforementioned legends, yet his music eloquently blends in the fresh and modern. “Some things you’ll lose as you grow, my heart will be the last to go,” he proclaims in the song’s titular moment; a wholesome thought inspired by his journey into fatherhood.


“It’s a song written about the moments after my son was born at the hospital,” shares the singer-songwriter. “How life is as a father and wanting what’s best for your baby as you watch them grow up”.


Like father’s love for a newborn, the words came easily. “It was late at night, and I was finishing some final prep work on a song I was going to take to the recording studio the next morning. Right before I finished, I started to jam on my guitar and mumbled a few lyrics out, which was this nice verse melody. I’d say the whole song from start to finish was out and finished within 20-30 minutes.”


The very next day, Jonny presented his late-night phone-recorded demo to producer Michael Bono (Blink 182, Avril Lavigne) and the two heard instant potential. “We both agreed it was a catchy and wholesome track many can relate to,” recalls Jonny. “We formed a new immediate plan for that day, which was laying down this track while it was fresh and my head.” They opted to keep it simple for the sake of the song’s message. “It’s just guitars and a piano and some percussion and basically just let the story flow.”


When brainstorming ideas for a music video, Jonny decided to reach out to his fans. “Mothers and fathers watching their children grow is something so many of us go through daily, so I reached out publicly to my fans and asked if they’d like to send in their home-made videos and memories.” The result: over 100 heart-warming clips, later weaved together by Jonny.


Watch “The Last to Go”’s lyric video


Jonny has always been wrapped up in music, previously crafting guitars as a luthier. His works have met the hands of celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol and Van Morrison.


Yet, the powerhouse performer is now as well travelled as his six-strings; having toured Australia and internationally, alongside acts like Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), The Coronas, Nanci Griffith, Ryan McMullan and Andrew Swift. He’s certainly given festivalgoers many chances to hear his wholesome sound, recently appearing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and Mandurah Country Music Festival.


This May he embarks on a sold out run around Australia with Irish musician Ryan McMullan, before heading to Europe to deliver headline performances in prestigious venues, Whelan’s (Dublin)and The Limelight (Belfast). If that wasn’t enough, the singer recently announced his biggest ever headline show in Metro City Perth, with tickets on sale now.


Heralded as “one of the most unique vocalists in the country” by Oz Music Festivals, Jonny Reid offers a catchy and invigorating sound. The captivating, ‘The Last to Go’, artfully delivers a timeless message and gives fans yet another reason to fall in love with the rising star’s music.


10th May – Mary’s Underground – Sydney, NSW (w/ Ryan McMullan)

12th May – Mary’s Underground – Sydney, NSW (w/ Ryan McMullan)

19th May – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane, QLD (w/ Ryan McMullan)

24th May – Lynotts Lounge – Perth, WA (w/ Ryan McMullan)

16th August – Whelan’s – Dublin, IRELAND

23rd August – Limelight 2 – Belfast, UK

16th November – Metro City Perth – Northbridge, WA


**Tickets on sale now and available at