Biography

They say Rock n Roll gets in your blood. This is reality for Andrew O`Keefe, nephew of Australia’s first true Rock Star.

Before Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes and Michael Hutchence there was The Wild One himself, Johnny O`Keefe. Johnny was Australia’s Elvis! The likes of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison were in constant awe of the explosive and energetic performances of the great JOK. Now for the first time, it is with great pride Andrew O`Keefe, with the blessing of his family presents AOK Shouts JOK remembering the legacy of Johnny O’Keefe 40 years on.

Featuring the smash hits “Shout”, “Real Wild Child”, “She’s My Baby”, “So Tough” and many more, Andrew and his band will take you on a journey through the career of a true Australian icon reliving his own memories of his Uncle along with timeless tales from the road during The Wild One’s 25 year career. Andrew’s pinpoint accuracy and charismatic delivery of the JOK songbook will take you back to where it all started for Rock and Rock in Australia.

“As a boy, I was always mesmerized by Uncle John…his flair, his drive, his huge warm heart, and of course the pure wild energy of his music. He was a great man. Now, 40 years since he passed, the time has come to celebrate his music and pay homage to his legacy. This is a project of love and passion. And it will be wild.”

Andrew’s television career started with the ARIA-nominated sketch comedy Big Bite. Since then, through twelve years of Weekend Sunrise and 11 seasons of the hit Deal or No Deal, two seasons of The Rich List and co-hosting the Logie Awards, Andrew has been at the top of the TV game, currently as host of the hit quiz show The Chase.

Along with his many other talents, Andrew is a classically trained singer (A MusA). In 2013, he entertained audiences nationally when he took to the stage playing the role of King Herod in the Australian tour of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular. Andrew again graced the stage in March 2015 in Harvest Rain’s Pirates of Penzance production held at QPAC, in a much-acclaimed turn as the swashbuckling Pirate King. In 2017, he toured a sell-out season of Gilbert and Sullivan Forever! a wild cabaret romp through the much-loved G&S repertoire.

Outside of his career in entertainment, Andrew is a passionate advocate of social-justice causes, most notably in his role as a founding member and Chairman of White Ribbon Australia, a nationwide not-for-profit campaign dedicated to eliminating all forms of violence against women. Andrew was recognised for his efforts in the 2017 Australia Day Honours with an Order of Australia Medal.

In a performance not to be missed, witness Andrew O’Keefe capture the era showcasing the look, the sounds and charisma of The Wild One himself.