Jason started putting music to the psalms back in the early 90’s. The church he attended, Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia had a tradition of singing unaccompanied psalms in public worship. This exposure to the psalms motivated him, along with another member at the time, Matthew Jacoby, to try and put music to the psalms straight from the English text, (using mainly the NIV). They found a third musician, Rod Gear and eventually formed the band Son’s of Korah.
Jason played with S.O.K for a few years then eventually ended up doing a solo album, Songs of Deliverance - 10 psalms set to acoustic guitar based music. Jason's aim was (and still is) to put appropriate musical arrangements to the biblical text as found in our translations, without letting the music determine the word structure. Therefore having the words rhyme, and fit into a standard verse/chorus arrangement is not important. he wanted people to be able to sing, and more importantly, remember the Word of God verse for verse in both whole psalms and portions. It’s an amazing advantage to your Christian walk when you can have the Word of God stored in your heart and head ready for use in the battle. (see Psalm 119:11).
In 2005 Jason toured the USA with his wife, Jane promoting Songs of Deliverance. The U.S tour went really well. They ministered in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Diego, getting 4 or 5 days to wind down in Southern California before flying back to Australia.