Jason Whelan was born very young in St. John's Newfoundland in 1973. From an early age he was surrounded by a variety of music. Starting with guitar, leading to drums and again guitar, he branched out on numerous instruments.He has been described as one of the best proponents of new style Irish bouzouki playing in Canada, an instrument he has embraced since spending time playing in Ireland. He also plays other string instruments including bass guitar, mandolin, as well as tinkering with keyboard parts. Playing professionally since he was 16, he has 20 yrs experience in performing locally, nationally and internationally. He has lived in Ireland and Bermuda and has travelled extensively. Over the years, his role has moved between performer, composer, engineer and producer of recording projects. He has worked on or produced some 30 or more CD projects and is often called on as a session player for other artists. He has been a member of or performed with Connemara, Roger Howse, The Punters, as well as Pamela Morgan, The Plankerdown Band, The Fish Doctors and others.