John Fairhurst Band confirmed for headline slot at the Cheddar Ales tenth-anniversary beer festival.


Self-described as three lads smashing out proper dirty rock and roll blues, their latest album is a collaboration with producer Alex Beitzke (who has worked with Jamiroquai, Florence and The Machine and Nigel Kennedy) and will be recorded between Dean Street Studios in London and Clifthouse Studios in Bristol. With heavy electric guitar riffs, face-melting solos, and the unmistakable growling vocals of John Fairhurst, this album is due for release in late 2016.

After a great year of both touring and recording, the band have refined their sound citing a melting pot of influences from Jack White and The Black Keys to Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Zappa, Iggy Pop, Captain Beefheart and Led Zeppelin. Both Glastonbury appearances have sold out already.

Internationally renowned Acoustic Guitar magazine just listed John Fairhurst at number three in their Top Ten Best Resonator Guitar Players. Another reviewer states that; "John Fairhurst's relentless and seemingly endless international touring schedules prove him to be first and foremost a live performer."

Classic Rock Magazine says that; "John is from Bristol, and the owner of one of the deepest voices we've ever heard... In this growly blues performance he sings about the bottom of the ocean, and that's how deep his voice is."

What a brilliant accompaniment to a few pints of Cheddar Ales!

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