John Fairhurst with Rodney Branigan

John Fairhurst with Rodney Branigan

Blues/Rock  |  Seated+Standing

Often hailed as ‘Wigan’s answer to Jimi Hendrix’, John Fairhurst has been wooing the live circuit for over a decade with his astounding guitar skills, but it was arguably 2016 that saw him break through to international demand.
Touring the Netherlands with Dutch act ‘My Baby’ including sold out shows at Amsterdam’s Paradiso, Fairhurst played to rapturous audiences across a rammed festival schedule with no less than nine shows at Glastonbury alone, as well as Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Green Gathering, Small World, Bimble Bandada and countless others.
Kicking off 2017 with a sweatbox show at the famous 100 Club for London Blues Week alongside Eric Sardinas (Steve Vai), John’s ascent shows no signs of slowing.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA recently hailed Fairhurst as in the Top 3 Resonator guitar players worldwide, being the only European on the list.
His headline slot of Blues Alive Festival was aired across Czech National Television, while his music also featured on several movie soundtracks including ‘Plan Z’ and the upcoming Martin Scorsese feature.
Playing both solo and with the Royal Academy of Music graduate Nina Harries on double bass and renowned drummer Nuno Brito, Fairhurst spent the best part of the year on the road, with 2017’s tour schedule already booked well into the autumn. With the Guardian hailing his debut album ‘Joys of Spring’ as ‘Truly exquisite’, his follow-up album ‘Saltwater’ was met with similar critical acclaim.
based in North London’s Manor House Artist community. The two forthcoming albums promise a more hands-on, grass-roots approach to recording under the guidance of Beitzke.
It’s looking to be a promising year for Fairhurst and his ever-growing fanbase… …

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Rodney Branigan

Texas-raised Londoner who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London.

A master of several instruments, with a rich and soulful voice, Rodney's heartfelt lyrics have often led to comparisons with Jeff Buckley, even described by France's Crossroads magazine as "the revelation of the year or even the decade".

His infectious blend of organic progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel the world across China, India, Africa and Europe, where his reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting the likes of Billy Sheehan, Jack Johnson, Angelique Kidjo, Pentagram, Shair'n'Func, Show of Hands and Francis Cabriel among others.

“Leave to cross France from end to end, because this is what we call a real discovery. A contemporary musician as innovative as the Boulez was in his time” (Paris Moves)


“Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented” (Music Connection Magazine)



'A First Class US Import'

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