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John Fairhurst


It has has been one hell of a year for John Fairhurst. Hailed as “the
phenomenon known as the Wigan Jimi Hendrix” (Chris Tofu, MBE)
and “possibly the first guitarist you will ever see” (BBC Manchester),
John has been wooing the live circuit for over a decade with his
astounding guitar skills, garnering a reputation as one of the hardest working musicians on the scene.

Since October 2016 John has been constantly touring, visiting The
Netherlands, The UK, Poland, Belgium and The Czech Republic on his
travels. His headline slot of Blues Alive Festival was aired across
Czech National Television, while his music has also featured on
several international TV soundtracks including The Commonwealth
Games, BBC’s Panorama, The Americas Cup Boat Race and movies
’Plan Z’, ‘The Beat Beneath My Feet’ and the upcoming Martin Scorsese produced feature,’ Tomorrow’.

Touring the Netherlands with Dutch act ‘My Baby’ included sold out
shows at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso, Fairhurst playing to
rapturous audiences. A rammed summer festival schedule followed
with no less 25 festival dates under his belt this summer alone,
including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, The Acoustic Festival
of Great Britain and The Great British Blues Festival.

“John Fairhurst is the phenomenon known as the Wigan Jimi Hendrix
or Claptons son...Audiences are blown away by his ability to channel
Rock & Roll greats into a modern and really jumping sound.”
(Chris Tofu MBE- Island Records/Continental Drifts/Shagri La

“John is the owner of one of the deepest voices we’ve ever heard, like
Captain Beefheart but even more so. In this growly blues performance
he sings about the bottom of the ocean, and that’s how deep his voice

(Classic Rock Magazine – Tracks of the week)

“Fairhurst can sound as mellow as John Martyn or as wild as Captain
Beefheart growling at his most deranged”
(Rich Deakin - Shindig Magazine )

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