UK and European tour dates Spring 2017


Im really really happy to announce a whole load of Spring Dates for the Uk and The Netherlands including a full UK support tour with my good friends MY BABY!! All dates and links (still awaiting some) area all up on the live shows page.

Huge Thanks to everyone who came to Fuel for Made in Madness on Friday.. Heather Kate, You are a LEGEND! And to all who came to the Norton…

This year has started off great! Here is to more of the Same!!!

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Feb Gigs and Live video

Hiya! Heres my upcoming UK solo tour dates.. see you soon!

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And here is “Light My Way” aired on National Czech televison from Blues Alive Festival, November 2016…



“Amongst the huge amount of solo shows I have played this year, I have found the time to start working with two fantastically talented musicians with whom I shall be touring this November.

Nina Harries – A Royal College of Music graduate and multi-talented virtuoso on the double bass, playing electric upright in this band.
Nuno Brito – Widely recognised as a diverse and incredible drummer and percussionist. A world music specialist, capable of any and all styles.
As well as showcasing a heap of new songs which will be making their way on to an album in 2017, our live shows have become an improvised conversation – a real

meeting of musical minds. These guys are adding new flavours and challenging me at every show. Our debut gig opening the Rum Shack at Glastonbury this year was a particular highlight!
With further ado, I’m really excited to announce a string of winter dates. Expect to hear old favourites with a fresh twist as well as exciting new material. Details below – hope to see you there!


I am also very pleased to announce the re-press and re-release of ‘Saltwater’ with
a brand new cover! The actual release date will be 19th November to coincide with
the midpoint of the last UK tour of the year and our first trip to the Czech Republic
to headline the Blues Alive festival in Sumperk, which has already SOLD OUT! You
can pre-order advance copies now on my Bandcamp site here:

Touring The Netherlands with My Baby!

Hey Hey!!

I’m REALLY pleased to announce I will be going on tour with one of my favourite bands – the fantastic My Baby!! From 29th September to 8th October –

Thursday 29 September 2016 – Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, Netherlands
Friday 30 September 2016 – Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
Saturday 01 October 2016 – Luxor Live, Arnhem, Netherlands
Sunday 02 October 2016 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Thursday 06 October 2016 – Amersfoort, Netherlands
Friday 07 October 2016 – Blues aan de Zaan 2016 De Flux, Zaandam, Netherlands
Saturday 08 October 2016 – Podium Victorie, Alkmaar, Netherlands

Over to Ireland for the Blues – Blackstairs Blues Festival and The Crane Lane



Hiya! Well, we are just about to get the ferry over to Ireland for a weekend of blues! On Friday at midday I will be heading into a school in Enniscorthy to talk to the kids about the history and importance of the blues in music. 9.30 Friday I’m gonna play a 2 hour solo show featuring my National Resonator and beautiful new 6 string cigar box guitar from the most excellent fellas at Drummond and Hammett in Rackards Midnight Saturday we will be headlining with a savage 2 hour full band electric show at Treacys Hotel… Gonna be a proper Blast! Then we are off to The Crane Lane in Cork on Sunday, our regular haunt.. midnight till 2pm… As always, I’m sure we will be well fed, watered, amused and thoroughly shattered upon our return with sore faces and six packs from laughter.. Bloody love you Ireland!!!

London Gigs Friday 6th Electro Blues at Richmix Festival and Saturday 7th at The Fox and Firkin’

The John Fairhurst Band is revving up for a cluster of blistering London gigs for this weekend.

To kick off a double show at the London Remix Festival to be held in Bethnal Green at the Rich Mix, organised by the the great Chris Tofu of Continental Drifts.

Expect remixed sounds from ghetto funk, drum and bass, reggae, anarchic hoedown, Latin breaks, brass band hip hop, electro-Afro music, Balkan beats, blues remix, electro swing, tropical bass, Ethiopian dub, DMC scratch masters + more. London Remixed Festival is a celebration of the best emerging musical talent and genres.

The John Fairhurst Band will play one set and then John will let loose on an exciting new project with one of the UK’s most cutting edge producers (DJ Sterling Moss aka Reverend Rockwell ) for a set of Electro Blues! Come and listen to one of the sounds of 2015

Advance Tickets available at

On Saturday the John Fairhurst Band will be rocking the hell out of the Fox and Firking in Lewisham. Free entry


The John Fairhurst




The Beat beneath my Feet @ The Berlin Film Berlinale

We are very happy to announce that Scoop Film’s production  “The Beat beneath my Feet” is going to be taking part in The International Berlin Film Biennale 

11/02 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt

12/02 15:30 Zoo Palast 1

14/02 17:30 Cinamax 1

15/02 16:30 Cinemax 3

Tickets for the first and second screenings go on sale on 8th Feb and the third and fourth screenings will go on sale on 10th and 11th respectively. The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a glorious one thousand seater and we hope the audience will get a nice little shock when “No Shelter” hits them in Dolby Surround.

“Obnox Stomp”, “No Shelter”, “I’m Coming Home”, “Hungry Blues’, ” On the Run”, “Big Dig” all appear on the soundtrack. The film is directed by John Williams who has gained fame filming for Radiohead; it stars Luke Perry, Lisa Dillon, Nicholas Galizine.

Here’s a link to the trailer:

Happy New Year to All

2014 has been a great year, jam packed from the beginning; Recording Sessions for Saltwater in January and February; Mixing, Mastering, Touring and getting six songs placed on The Beat Beneath my Feet which premiered at London Raindance Film Festival and got nominated for Best Independent Film at The British Independent Film Awards and is on it’s way to the 65th Berlin Biennale in February.

Then Summer Festivals; Glastonbury, Shamble, Boomtown, Bestival … twelve in total! Performing “Light my Way” for Marta Pinson’s directorial debut “Tomorrow” a Martin Scorsese production that will come out early 2016.

Then there was the “Saltwater” Album Launch with gigs at The Blues Cafe followed by The Jazz Cafe in Camden… and headlining at Cork’s Crane Lane Theatre during the International Jazz Festival. Aaah Ireland! We will be back on tour in March for a liquor drenched St Patrick’s.

And finally… we had to finish off with a Bang! So we signed a world wide Publishing deal with Metropolis!

Kudos to Mr Ru Hollier for welcoming us on board.

2015 is looking interesting! So Happy New Year to all, have a great beginning and a great 2015.

Thanks for all the support. You make it worthwhile.


Wetting the contract with a pint of the black stuff.