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.
SUPPORT FROM RODNEY BRANIGAN
Ever seen someone play 2 guitars at once? Rodney Branigan can play two better than most can play one! US born Rodney Branigan relocated to the UK after learning his craft across the pond and has since been stunning audiences around the world with his jaw dropping guitar skills and delightful song writing ability.
Having toured the world several times, including support slots for respected performers such as Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, G-Love and Show of Hands Branigan proves that he's top of his craft and never fails to please an audience with his passionate performances. BBC Cambridge referred to Branigan as a 'Living Legend' and Crossroads Magazine in France called him '..the discovery of the year or even the decade,' incredible plaudits for just one man.
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