Jack Connolly

guitar, ukulele, songwriting, music theory, recording, beat making, rock band AND group guitar

Jack is a singer-songwriter, guitar player, producer and teacher who has been playing and performing since a pre-teen. He released his first album in 2001 at the tender age of 15.

Three years later, he was named songwriter of the year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards, and has released 3 more albums, including the 2020 “Live at Blue Grouse” with his duo Heartwood. His reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play festivals and stadiums across Canada with the likes of Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, and others. Jack has been teaching music and recording arts at Shawnigan Lake School for the past 4 years, where he is a favorite amongst students for his skillful and patient instruction, good humour and ability to relate to people of all ages.