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Vale Eric Robinson

Eric Robinson


Eric Allen Robinson, one of the owners of JANDS died on November 11, 2015. He was 67.

Together with his partners, Eric Robinson grew JANDS from a small lighting rental business, in the early 1970s, to become a diverse group of companies that now provide rental, installation, manufacturing and sales of professional audio and lighting equipment.

Eric was the longtime CEO of Jands Production Services and more recently JPJ Audio but over the last 45 years he also acted as Production Manager for some of the most innovative and memorable entertainment events held in Australia.

At the Helpmann Awards his exceptional service to the Australian live performance industry was recognized when he received the 2015 Sue Nattrass Award.

Eric will be greatly missed by everyone at JANDS, and JPJ Audio and by his many friends around the world.

Our heartfelt condolences to Eric’s family and to all who knew him, worked with him and valued the many and varied contributions he made to the entertainment industry.

A private commemoration will be held in Port Douglas. In lieu of flowers, Eric’s family have asked that a donation be sent to support cancer research.


Vale Bruce Jackson

Bruce Jackson

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Bruce Jackson, one of the two founders of Jands.

Along with his school friend Philip Storey, Bruce formed J & S Research Electronics in the late 1960s, the company which soon became known as Jands.

In 1970, Bruce sold his share of Jands and went to America, where he did live sound for performers such as Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand. Bruce went on to become one of the pioneers of the live audio industry, working with Clair Brothers Audio, Apogee Electronics and Lake Technology to develop many sound technologies we take for granted today.

Bruce will be sorely missed by his many friends around the world, and by those of us at Jands who knew him from the early days, or who got to know him more recently through his involvement with the Sydney Olympics and other major events.

Our heartfelt condolences to Bruce’s family and to all who knew him, worked with him and appreciated his immense contribution to the audio industry.