singer, songwriter, performer, and mentor artist
Austin Willacy is a veteran member of The House Jacks with whom he has produced 10 full-length albums and completed multiple world tours. For the past 20 years, Austin has directed 'Til Dawn, Youth in Arts’ award-winning teen a cappella group that empowers youth to find their voices in many ways.
Austin is also an award-winning singer/songwriter with 4 CD’s and 2 EP’s to his name. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic. Austin’s music has been featured on The Sing-Off, Road Rules, an Australian ad campaign, and three feature film soundtracks, including Thrive, a documentary with over 90 million views. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt and up and coming artists like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata and Amos Lee.
Austin is an organizer and facilitator for YES! and a former board member for Rainforest Action Network and the Freight & Salvage. He is one of the co-founders of the Arts for Social Change Jams in the US, Turkey, and India. He has co-organized over 20 YES! Jams in the US, Canada, India, and Turkey
Austin even has a side career in soundalike singing voiceovers for games including Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution; he’s a renaissance man. But, who cares about all that? Because what really matters is what Bonnie Raitt told him.
“You can really F*ckin’ sing!”
Social Justice Award
Thrive - Austin Willacy & Ariel Theirman | 2018 Posi Awards
Runner-up, Favorite Songwriter
A Cappella Community Awards | June 2011
Best Professional Original Song
“you were everything” | Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards | April 2011
A Cappella Community Awards | May 2010
Honorary Song Award
“waiting for someone else” | Great American Song Contest | March 2009
“crazy” | We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards | 2007