'Solar Powered Electric Guitar' Recorded Live at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh.
12 tracks, 6 original songs and 6 arrangements of songs by Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jerry McCan, Walter Spriggs, Joe Burne and Al Dubin.
"John's a finger pickin slide player with a voice like the River Thames~ think John Lee Hooker meets Ian Dury."
You can catch him at his Tuesday residency in The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh from 6~8.30 for an after work drink.
The Shelf ' is a Frankenstein guitar. Made from dead guitars and electricity passed through it.
This is John's papier mache semi acoustic guitar. He made it in 1986 out of chicken wire, glue and copies of The Melody Maker. It's another Frankenstein guitar. The neck and 2 pick ups are from a dead Vox Marauder. Tuners are from a dead Hofner Galaxy. 3rd pick up is from a dead Ampeg. The bridge is from a dead Jedson and the tailpiece is a mystery.
Along with The Shelf, these are John's two main gigging guitars.
Born in 1965 John grew up on the banks of the River Thames in Deptford, S.E. London.
He played in the mud of Deptford 'Beach' and the bomb sites of WWII and by the age of ten he was playing blues guitar.
In 1987 he moved to a shed on the Isles of Scilly, then to Orkney and is now based back on the mainland in Edinburgh.
Albums are £10.00 each +p&p. Email for details & bookings.
21st Century Blues is John's acoustic studio album. 12 original songs and a Willie Dixon arrangement.
Visit John's YouTube Channel to see lots of his music videos, cartoons and more.
This is John's 20 questions from The Evening News.
The Edinburgh Evening News
review of the Six O'Clock Blues Train every Tuesday at The Jazz Bar Edinburgh.