Growing up on the Cape Flats in Athlone, it was the arts that gave Jarrad a sense of direction and led him to write and record his own music. Without any formal training in the arts, his persistence and drive steered him into pursuing his music career which opened up opportunities for him to perform in countries such as Spain, Finland and Sweden. Jarrad Ricketts is nominated in the Best Pop Album category at the 25th South African Music Awards 2019 (SAMA Awards) for his debut album called “Break The Rules”, released in September 2018, which has sold out in all Musica stores around South Africa.

Aden chats to Jarrad Ricketts live on air, have a listen