This is an archive of the band profile for Spirit Of John.
The acoustic two-piece Spirit Of John are old school friends from the Halifax hills, and have played music together for years. The folk, blues, country, skiffle and punk influences make for a raw and earthy sound. The songs range from sweet melancholic finger-picking ballads to rowdy double bass slapping dark tale hollering foot stompers. The live shows are energetic and spontaneous often with guest musicians joining the duo. Their memorable tunes and robust live presence have taken them all over the country playing many prestigious venues and festivals, including support slots with Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Singing Adams, Nell Bryden, Thomas Truax and Curtis Eller. SOJ have also been partial to occasional party and guerrilla gigs.
Spirit Of John are:
Joshua Sheard - guitar and vocals
Adam Richards - double bass and backing vocals
Kieren O'Malley - fiddle
Chris Lloyd - accordion
Jordan Senior - harmonica
Troy Faid - banjo
Alan Kentworthy - snare drum
John Scully - trumpet.