GENRE: Rhythmic Soul, Pop, Acoustic Rock, Hip-Hop
SOUNDS LIKE: Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews
YEARS ACTIVE: 2012 - present
NUMBER OF SHOWS PLAYED: over 400
LIVE SHOW DESCRIPTION: Upbeat, fun, energetic, unique, rhythmic.
SHORT BIO: John began his musical journey studying classical violin. At age 16, he found a nylon-string guitar in his parent's basement and taught himself to play by writing his own music. He self-describes his style as rhythmic soul, and frequently uses a looper to mix violin, guitar, beats, and vocal harmonies throughout his live shows.
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS: He has opened for John Legend, been chosen by Spin Magazine to play SXSW, been chosen to play NAMM, and was named Best Performance of the Year by the WestCoast Songwriters NW Chapter.
Top 40 Cover Songs: Uptown Funk (Mars / Ronson), Dock on the Bay (Otis Redding), Budapest (George Ezra), Better Together (Jack Johnson), Hey Ya (Outkast), Georgia on my Mind (Ray Charles), Crazy Love (Van Morrison), Your Body is a Wonderland (John Mayer), Whatever You Like (T.I.), Stand by Me (Ben E. King), Lovely Day (Bill Withers), Peaches and Cream (112), Overwhelming (Jon Bellion), Heartless (Kanye West), Marry Me (Bruno Mars), All I Want (Kodaline), 27 (Allan Rayman), Fly me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra), Wayfaring Stranger (Ed Sheeran), 21 Questions (50 Cent), Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley), Don’t Want to Change You (Damien Rice), F#%k You (Cee Lo Green), Ain’t Nothin’ But A G Thang (Snoop / Dre), Natalie (Bruno Mars), Candy Shop (50 Cent), Photograph (Ed Sheeran)...more are added each week.