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Folk: Folk Pop Folk: Fingerstyle Pop: British Pop Pop: Folky Pop Moods: Type: Acoustic

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UK - England - North West United Kingdom

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John O'Connell

As co-founder of legendary Liverpool band Groundpig, John O'Connell over the past 27 years has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene.

Born and raised in the Everton area of the city, John's early influences were routed in acoustic, folk and classical guitar. Stefan Grossman; Bert Jansch; John Renbourn; and Martin Carthy all inspired John and ignited his passion for music.

It is these early influences that delicately resonate through his Simply Acoustic set with John mixing his own original songs with timeless guitar classics. The compelling fusion of popular, acoustic and folk music that resonates through his music captivates across the generations.

With some ½ million hits on his Youtube channel and supporting Stephen Bishop on his recent UK Tour, John's appeal continues to expand.

“Someone who can entertain and captivate across the generations is a precious and rare commodity and one that ought to be relished and enjoyed by all music lovers.”
Christina Madden WIRED Magazine

"John is a very talented singer songwriter who travelled with me on tour. He captivated audiences with his excellent voice and guitar playing..."
Stephen Bishop