Justin Landers (AKA Ned) is an independant country artist playing covers of known and loved songs by a wide variety of popular artists from Alan Jackson, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Brooks & Dunn and the Everly Brothers to Queen, John Paul Young and the Beatles along with many more including some of his original songs inspired by his favorite country artists.
Justin will have the dancing crowd up and swinging while the listening audience is taken on a trip down memory lane by the songs of the 60’s through to the songs of today.
Justin Landers, vocalist with guitar, is based in the New South Wales Central West city of Orange and is well known for his versatility as a talented vocalist, which he considers to be his favourite instrument.
“I’ve been performing since the age of twenty. I found playing good old rock ‘n’ roll and country rock music sets a good vibe and creates a happy atmosphere. People seem to enjoy it. I like to have a bit of light hearted fun with the audience too”
Justin began performing in late 2013. Prior to that Justin has 20 years’ experience as a performer & musician with the majority of this time spent in the popular Orange based duos “Warp II & Guess What”.
Justin’s influences emanate from his childhood upbringing and experience gained from his many years performing in the music industry.
“My twenty-odd years of performing in venues all over the Central West has taught me many lessons and has shaped me into the musician I am today but, I can attribute my love of music to my mother. When I was young, we didn’t have a TV and so we listened to mum’s records for entertainment. I love that music. The stories the songs told and the arrangement of the music behind them is what gave me the inspiration to become a musician”.
In December 2017 Justin released his self recorded and produced debut album titled None But Ned. The album contains ten tracks with four of the tracks written by his own pen. Although songwriting is new to Justin the original songs and album are receiving a lot of attention in the realms of Country Music. His track, "Crazy Love" peaked at the #2 position on the N1M Hot 1000 for Country Rock in Australia and #25 globally. The N1M Country Hot 1000 chart saw his other tracks, "I Miss You Girl" peak at #6 and "Honey, Take Me Home" peak at #14. These songs are still currently in the top 100. NumberOneMusic.com [N1M] is a global music portal dedicated solely to the development and exposure of Independent Artists/Bands.
The debut album, None But Ned, is also currently receiving substantial radio air play on the Community Radio Network, Australia Wide and has also been featured as "Album of the Week" on the very popular nationally broadcast breakfast show, Good Morning Country, hosted by Kevin Walsh (Walshie). The album is also receiving airplay on on-line digital stations around the globe including; Australia, England and the UK, Ukraine, USA, Thailand and China.
Click on the Debut Album tab to buy a physical copy of the full CD album "Justin Landers - None But Ned" or see the links to iTunes and Google Play and other leading digital media stores to get a digital copy of the songs from the album including the debut single "Honey, Take Me Home".
Justin has a prevalent following of loyal fans who are drawn to his friendly nature and charm, his high spirited performances of popular cover songs and his life inspired original songs that relate to them on a personal level. To date Justin has performed for The Dubbo Country Music Spectacular, Orange JAM Festival, private functions, corporate events and venues including; Waratah’s Sports Club, Orange City Bowling Club, Electrolux Home Products, Orange Ex-Services Club, Club Mudgee, Molong RSL, Canowindra Services Club, The Bathurst RSL, The Wellington Soldiers Club, The Ophir Tavern, Club Dubbo, Warren United Services Club, Club Dubbo and the Victoria Hotel just to name a few, to which all audiences and venues have given great appraisal. Justin has a solid performance schedule which is a testament to his ever growing popularity. Click on the Calendar tab to view the current performance schedule and availability.