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The True Spirit Of Rock

›› He’s a classically trained musician who likes to rock and isn’t afraid of exploring emotional anguish in a gay sauna. Marc Andrews speaks to Jack Colwell.

DNA: Tell us about yourself.

Jack Colwell: I grew up on the Northern beaches of Sydney. My mum was a concert pianist and a music teacher, which is how I ended up in music. I was classically trained at the Conservatorium Of Music in the double bass and piano and composition. I was in the SBS Television Orchestra but I always wanted to write songs. I was doing a lot of classical composition and it wasn’t coming as naturally as songwriting.

Jack Colwell: guitars aren’t scary.
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DNA #192 is our Travel Issue. Our gorgeous cover model this month is Neighbours star Matt Wilson. Check out his sexy shoot with photographer Christian Scott inside. Matt also talks to DNA exclusively about playing gay on Australia’s most loved soap, his previous career as an aussieBum model and his advice for gay guys and girls struggling with their sexuality. Want more hot guys? Online favourite Cole Monahan teams up with Michael Dar for a racy shoot, Daniel Garofali gets down and dirty with James Demitri and we check out the hottest shots from fire island (no pun intended). #192 is our Travel Issue and we have plenty of amazing holiday pieces. We check out the five star living of Bali, check out the boys, beads and non-stop parties of New Orleans, hit the slopes in Queenstown for Gay Ski Week, hit the desert of Palm Springs for their White Party and hit up gay pride in Spain. We catch up with Sydney rocker Jack Colwell, find out why Adele is the biggest pop star on the planet, chat to Skyhooks legend Bob Starkie ahead of the band’s 40th anniversary and watch In The Grayscale, a new film about coming to terms with who you really are. We also check out The Drunk Shakespeare Society, the rise of the bromance, DNA’s diva and team give advice to a reader struggling to find love, check out the hottest looks from the Marco Marco fashion show and farewell 2015 with our year in review and why it was a massive year for gay music. Also our favourites are here, too, including Loving, Month in a Minute, Boys Toys and Urban Homo.