Friends of Johnny Bigg
Friends of Johnny Bigg

Where were you born and raised?

I was born on planet earth in a place called the Gold Coast up in Queensland. I’ve been there my whole life. I now travel a lot for work so I’m almost like a nomad but I still call the Gold Coast my home.

2017 was an incredible year for you, what do you have in store for 2018?

2017 was a bit of a whirlwind, it was nuts! 2018 has seen me chasing what I love and means the most to me - magic and music. I have a range of magic events and stunts coming up working with some really interesting people. I have also been working on my album release which is scheduled to take place mid-year, I am really excited about. The album is called Alter Your Reality.

What are your favourite things to do in your downtime?

What’s downtime? I like to get social. I’m a big foodie so I love to go out for food and drinks with friends. Mexican is right up there as my favourite. Apart from that music and magic are my passions. To be honest this is why there is not too much downtime because my hobbies have become my career. I get to socialise with music and entertain with magic and that’s what I want to do.

Your new EP is set to launch soon – how was it creating an album working on something you’re so passionate about?

It’s been something that’s been in the works for ages. I’ve always been so self-critical and very judgemental of myself so had taken a long time to get to the place of recording. A lot of music I’ve created has gone to release and then I’ve withdrawn it. The whole experience last year has given me a boost in confidence. I can feel comfortable and confident releasing my music and being happy with it. I’m now excited to release it rather than worried about what people are going to think. Through the experience I also get to meet some amazing artists too which is cool.

Do have any favourite artists or genres?

I have so many. I think entertainment wise I’ve always liked Steve Aoiki because he’s taken the DJ scene and added an entertainment element to it. On top of that, vocal artists I love are Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Michael Jackson who was one of my biggest influences when I was a little kid.

Apollo Jackson

What’s your favourite part of performing?

Definitely the audience’s reaction. I still think the most powerful thing in the world is to smile and laugh. With my job I’m so blessed to make people smile and laugh every day.

You’re also writing a book, what inspired you to do this now?

I’ve been writing for a fair while, it is a creative outlet I’ve always had. The book is about living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. There are some tips in there, a lot about mental health and social health. It’s in a fun and casual manner, as I believe this is how to best approach a happy, healthy lifestyle rather than with strict rules.

How would you describe your style and approach to fashion?

My style is very casual with a little bit of an edge. l like things that are casual but can easily be dressed up to be semi-formal. I love wearing boots and jackets and things l can layer and make my own.

What do you like most about Johnny Bigg? You were shopping there for many years before becoming an ambassador.

I like the style the brand brings to the bigger guy, you’re not left behind or an afterthought and Johnny Bigg really cares about delivering on-trend clothing to the bigger and taller guy. It’s having the opportunity to wear nice clothes and feel confident, with comfort and style at the forefront.

Apollo Jackson