Hi, I’m John. This site is a showcase for my songs as well as a few pages of hints and tips on home recording and songwriting.
The About page gives you some information about me. The Songs link at the top of this page takes you to some of the songs I’ve written and recorded where, if you're interested, you can listen to them as well as read the lyrics and also some background notes to each song. The Guides & Tips pages include information on how I go about writing and recording songs, together with tips I hope might be useful to other home recording and songwriting enthusiasts (there’s a lot of us out there!).
Visit the Gallery page if you want to see pictures of my studio, recording equipment and guitars. The Links page includes useful web sites dealing with home recording and music making. Finally, there’s a Contact page for you to send me any feedback or questions. Thanks for dropping by!
Click on a song title to go to its dedicated page:
A paean to my first rock band in the mid-1960s: the elations of those psychedelic days and the real life tragedy that ended them.
A full on power ballad. Play loud for best results!
Check out my videos on YouTube HD or Vimeo via links on some of the song pages. Click the appropriate icon on ‘The Rubber Band’, ‘Pickup Queen’, ‘Soiled Dove’, etc. Vimeo videos default to HD, but in YouTube you need to switch 1080HD for best results.
November 2016: A new instrumental: ‘Call of the Sea’ - see songs page.
I was born in Plymouth, Devon, and really miss the awe and mystery of the sea in all its moods. This instrumental tries to express that.