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.

“Back Up North Tour”



The Back Up North Tour is well underway, we played a great packed out show at Liverpool’s “Kazimier”.

It was a truly sweaty affair, and we enjoyed every beat of it.

Next gigs of our mini-tour include:

Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Friday, November  21st 

The Band on The Wall, Manchester, Thursday, November 27th

The Boulevard, Wigan, Saturday, November, 29th

Check out the gig page for details








John Fairhurst Band, Album Launch at The Blues Kitchen


Come along Ladies and Gentlemen, Saltwater is out and we’re gonna celebrate it with a great gig. Free entrance at the Blues Kitchen, Come aplenty and say hello and have a drink too.

We want to hear what you think about the new songs.



Mr John Fairhurst, courtesy of Mr John Morgan



The Reverend Toby Murray, courtesy of Mr John Morgan


Mr Peter Episcopo, courtesy of Mr John Morgan

Live at the Cork Jazz Festival Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th


Great to be back in Ireland and especially Cork. Will be playing at the Cork Jazz Festival and do come over and say hello. I’ll be playing solo and acoustic at the BDSM at 6:00 and then rushing off  to headline at The Crane Lane Theatre with Mr Murray and Mr Episcopo on Saturday.

Sunday after trying to to see Ginger Baker, we will be at 11:30 pm at El Fenix to finish off proceeding


Come taste the band!

Album Launch Party October 30th at The Blues Kitchen


Thursday October 30th at the Blues Kitchen in Camden we will be having our Album Launch Party.

We will be recording the event for posterity and it will probably end up as a Live Record or DVD so come a plenty and be noisy!

Also at this gig we will have Mr Joe Strouzer on Harp and Miss Emma Divine on Backing Vocals so it is going to be a real corker.

Come along and you will be able to buy your own copy of “Saltwater” on CD.


For more detail consult our event page on Facebook or our gig section






Nightmare on Camden High Street, Saturday November 1st 12:00 pm

John Fairhurst - NMF


We’ll be kicking off proceedings for The Nightmare on Camden High Street Festival,

On November 1st come over to The Jazz Cafe in Camden and we’ll cure your hangover. 12:00 pm start then roam around the 11 venues and get to see the other 119 bands on the list!


Ticket info below and drop us a line if you want to be on the guest list.





Saltwater Released!!!

YESSS IT’S TODAY.. SALTWATER IS RELEASED!! Almost a year to the day since we started recording.. Over the moon!

And to mark the release, here is the video for ‘No Shelter’ courtesy of Paraffin City Productions. 

Physical CD with immediate high quality free download are available independent and direct from me at

or from that iTunes lot here


We are off to Ireland to play Cork International Jazz Festival at the weekend and the release show is at The Blues Kitchen in Camden on the 30th.. Check the website for all our other shows up and down the country