John O'Connell

John O'Connell

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Folk - General | Liverpool, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 652   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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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 own original songs.

With some half a million hits on his Youtube channel, placed 2nd in the recent Indie International Song Writing Competition; 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.

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"Words I have used to describe John are 'jaw droppingly good', 'an astonishing talent', 'simply tremendous' ...the guitar break he performs near the end of Van Morrison's 'Moondance' is well up to, if not better than, anything a certain Mr. Clapton would be capable of...."

Winter Edition 2009
Folk North West


chrisflood2180288 posted over 30 days ago to John O'Connell

love lots of johns songs. seen him so many times . wish he would put the chords of some of his songs on line..

Nick Fuse posted over 30 days ago

John, Loved your Urban Troubadour. Tis what I is! Sending you Greetings from the City of Love. - Nick

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