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John is a singer/songwriter and musician based in East Anglia, England and here you can find out more about him, his gigs, recordings and his book amongst other bits and pieces you may find of interest.

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John’s 7th album features his regular live band throughout playing songs that are drawn from his concert repertoire. The styles, as ever, are diverse but are glued together by that band sound and the subject matter ranges through; oceans, mountains and soil, children, parents, the present and the good old days, injustice, gold miners, climate change and stewardship.  A strong feature are the harmonies from the four singers and the instrumentation is wide; Stephen Mynott - guitar, Les Woodley – double bass, mandolin, Andy Marr, cajon, percussion, Lynne Ward – recorder, whistles  and John on a variety of instruments.  Guests; Mario Price, violin, Ian Sainsbury piano, Richard Hubbard, squeezebox. Full Review Here >>

Some press quotes about John's previous albums...

‘Powerful originals ... thoughtful, tuneful and superbly recorded set’  - Eastern Daily Press

‘An evocative collection of this beautiful area brought alive in song and music’ – Around Kent Folk

"John Ward has a soundscape pictorial of Journeymusic and storyboards....Fabulous!" - Sue Marchant BBC Local Radio across the Eastern Counties

..powerful tales...canny depictions...potently evoke the unique beauty of the landscape and seascapes of the broads... It’s clear why John’s music continues to make a strong impression on his audiences at live gigs - Folk Roundabout (Yorkshire) ... More Reviews >>
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