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Jon Stevens (born 1962) is a New Zealandmarker-born singer, now an Australian citizen. Stevens is the brother of New Zealand Idol judge Frankie Stevens.

Stevens moved to Australia after success as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s (his best-known songs from this era are "Jezebel" and a cover of "Montego Bay"). He is most recognised for his work as the lead singer of Sydneymarker band Noiseworks, who had major hits in the 1980s with "Take Me Back" and "Touch". Once Noiseworks disbanded, Stevens was part of two Australian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing Judas on both occasions, to high acclaim.

In 2000 he followed the footsteps of Jimmy Barnes and Terence Trent D'Arby and fronted Australian rock band INXS after the death of Michael Hutchence. He wrote the official song for the Sydney 2000 Olympics Torch Relay, entitled "Carry the Flame", and although he briefly toured with the band, it wasn't until October 2002 that he was officially instated as their lead singer. The Stevens-fronted INXS did release a song called "I Get Up," but it was not a hit. He quit the band a year later before an album was released.

2004 saw Jon host the short-lived reality TV show "The Resort". Later that year he released "Ain't No Life For The Faint Hearted", a modern R&B album best known for its cruisy cover of The Doors' "Light My Fire".

In 2005, Stevens released "The Works", recorded as part of the Liberation Blue acoustic series. After a national tour with Ian Moss - "Six Strings & The Works" - Jon did a smaller acoustic tour, then took a short break before announcing Noiseworks were preparing to tour again in late September 2007.

After two months on the road to packed venues across Australia, Jon took a well deserved break. In January 2008, Jon's management confirmed plans for a massive national tour with Ian Moss, Jack Jones & Tania Doko, entitled "Let's Get Together" scheduled to begin in Melbourne in April 2008, following an acoustic tour of regional Victoria with Aussie country singer Adam Brand.

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