JACK OF NONE is an experimental rock / art band split between Manila, Philippines and Chicago IL, USA. It is comprised of siblings A.G. Syjuco (principal composer on guitar, bass and synths), Maxine Syjuco (poet-songwriter and vocalist), and Julian Syjuco (guitar).
The band's debut album, "Who's Listening to Van Gogh's Ear?" was released globally in April of 2016. It garnered critical acclaim, and was described as "haunting and thought-provoking"; "a brave new day for OPM (Original Philippine Music)"; "progressive and bold"; as well as "an odd, fascinating combination of poetry, art, and rock into a satisfying whole". The album received 3 nominations at the 15th Independent Music Awards (including Best Album in its genre), and was awarded "Best Album Design and Photography" at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City in November of 2016.
The band's second album, "Who Shot Bukowski?" features much of the same dark, thought-provoking -- and at times -- disturbing themes that were beloved in the first record, but with a more evolved sound that showcases a penchant for densely layered sounds, as well as unexpected twists and turns in musical arrangements.
The siblings are the progeny of highly regarded multi-media artists Cesare and Jean Marie Syjuco, who manage Art Lab in Manila, Philippines. Art Lab was a vital hub for multi-media experimentation in the 1990s, and now stands on a combined studio-and-exhibition space committed to continue its mission "to develop new directions and alternative new audiences for Philippine art".