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    And now for the obligatory third-person bio written in such a manner as to attempt to deceive the reader into thinking I am big time enough to have a publicist come up with this crap for me:

    John is an independent singer/songwriter with a wide array of influences that serve to shape his music. His knack for melody, hooks, and lyrical depth pay homage to a childhood spent continuously exploring the works of The Beatles, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, Queen, and so many others. In fact, he learned the drums with AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” album and used his many other musical inspirations to teach himself to play the guitar and sing as well.

   His debut CD “Does Not Play Well With Others” is a  collection of 15 songs showcases his laidback performing style, layered guitars, and lush harmonies. A true solo project, John played and sang nearly all of the parts while acting as his own engineer/producer.

    His second release , "Love, etc...", is the polar opposite of his first offering. Where "Does Not Play Well With Others" tended to examine the darker side of interpersonal relationships, and how and why they fail, "Love, etc.." is truly the other side of the coin. Throughout the 18 songs offered in this collection, John searches for what it means to make relationships work, the true nature of commitment, rocky roads, roses, and mostly for "Love, etc..."

     A native of Maryland with a dry wit, he developed his talents while working with numerous local bands and studio projects, easily filling the roles of both bassist and vocalist. Currently John performs solo, and also plays bass with The Brothers of Other Mothers, while continuing to write and record new material.

 John resides in Houston, Texas

     ...and thus ends the BS. Hi... My name is John, and I like to make music. ("Hi, John") Over the years, I spent a lot of time working on these projects, and hope that you enjoy what I have to offer. In fact I hope you enjoy it enough to get many, many copies and give them out as presents to all your friends! ;)

  -John


Discography

Thus Detritus

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Review of "Love, etc..." from Kool Kat Music

Review of "Love, etc..." from Absolute Powerpop!

 

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Review of DNPWWO from Love Labor Music

 

 

 

Review of "Love, etc..." from Kool Kat Music

Review of "Love, etc..." from Absolute Powerpop

Gallery - Recording "Love, etc..."

MP3 Hardplay interview with JPB

Review of DNPWWO from Love Labor Music


 

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