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John Forrester

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John Forrester sings songs of travel, adventure, lust, discovery, friendship, love & weather. A fine performer with an easy relaxed delivery, a warm open-hearted voice, an unshowy guitar style and an infectious personality.

Having toured Europe extensively his songs have a strong sense of location & motion. His most recent album ‘Outsider’ is a contemporary take on folk and roots, but is steeped in the great traditions; it's a subjective and meditative gaze at the mid-life psyche, yet its themes are universal; and it's a testament to patience, exploration and determination, but still has time for humour and humanity.

“an open, flexible collection… by turn poetic and philosophical… Forrester is wise enough to have inherent balance… decent” – fRoots

“weaves together folk-rock with Americana feel to create a distinctive and immediate sound… passionate intensity and swelling arrangements… reviews are always subjective, but this is something special” – R2 Magazine, 5 stars

"songs to captivate... rousing and anthemic... an utterly accessible collection of subjective, openhearted, and honest musings" - FATEA


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Last played:

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Wednesday 25th April 2018
John Forrester, John McLane, Paul Monham, Ryan Weeks