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BIOGRAPHY

John Blaylock, a homegrown talent from the buzzing city of Manchester, England, is a musical force to be reckoned with. On the guitar, he draws inspiration from the likes of Paul Simon, employing fingerstyle techniques that give life to intricate and poignant melodies. But John’s musicality doesn’t stop at his strings – it’s just as alive in his unique vocal style.

Blaylock’s vocals are a signature part of his appeal. His voice is packed with power and feeling that captivates the listener. Each song he performs is a testament to his ability to stir emotions and command attention, a reflection of his profound songwriting skills.

John's passion for music hasn’t just flourished at home, it's led him around the world, collaborating with some of the industry's top songwriters. A year of this journey was spent soaking up the LA scene, a daily grind of writing and recording that allowed him to finesse his skills and broaden his musical horizons.

 

John's musical prowess garnered attention from iconic figures beyond the music industry. Notably, he was commissioned by Desmond Tutu, the renowned South African civil rights leader, to write a song celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The result, “Inyaniso” was a deeply emotive tribute that beautifully encapsulated the spirit of the revered statesman and freedom fighter.

Returning to his roots, John is back in England, ready for another significant chapter in his career. He is currently collaborating with renowned artist and songwriter, Helen Boulding and double Grammy-winning producer, Guy Massey to record his album. The anticipation is high for this musical partnership, as fans eagerly await to hear what magic will arise from the combination of Blaylock's exceptional talent and Massey's proven expertise.

John Blaylock's story is one of passion, dedication, and the ceaseless pursuit of musical excellence. It’s a testament to what can be achieved when talent meets opportunity and is a journey that continues to inspire and captivate music lovers worldwide.

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"The music emotes the already heart-wringing vocal and the listener is left in no doubt that life is full of challenges which need to be faced head-on” Indie Bands Blog

 

"Simply listening to his music gives life a whole new eloquence. “So rarely does an artist come along with this amount of depth” Scopemag

 

"A collection of songs that are so heartfelt and honest they leave you hanging on to every word" The Funky Moped 

 

"These songs are stripped-back, earnest, and absolutely gorgeous” Wasfuersohr

 

"Should be revered worldwide and appreciated by everyone"

Indiependude

 

"Precise musicianship, heartfelt lyrics and a cheeky grin, this is new talent at

its very best.... you'll be hooked” Musicosis

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