Catch JOHN FAIRHURST on tour now!
Album: “The Divided Kingdom” released 12th April 2019
London-based John Fairhurst makes heavy blues for heavy times. In equal parts revealing, vulgar, cathartic and thrilling, the virtuoso guitarist is channelling the discontent felt in the world to pay tribute to – and to update – the very idea of rock n roll as protest music.. “Personal greed has far outstripped the need to support the health of society. British politics is a farce. The Government are liars”, states Fairhurst. Powerful statements require powerful music. And it is with ragged glory that ‘The Divided Kingdom’ articulates its point of view.
Created with his partner in crime, Bristolian drummer Toby Murray, ‘The Divided Kingdom’ evangelizes the power of rock n roll through sheer bloody performance. Drawing from the same sonic well that brought us Black Sabbath, Tom Waits, Rage Against the Machine and Captain Beefheart, tracks like ‘Blood & Fire’, ‘Fear’ and ‘Lies and a .45’ prowl with a fury rarely heard in a two-piece, grabbing reality as it sees it and lays it bare for all to see, warts and all, over a heady 37 minutes
The duo are a stunning live act, and remaining tour dates as follows:
Wed 17th April Monarch, Camden, London
Thurs 18th April Con Club, Lewes
Fri 19th April Madding Crowd, Bournemouth
Sat 20th April The Moon, Cardiff
Sun 21st April The Purple Turtle, Reading
Wed 24th April Patchwork Studios, Millbrook
Thurs 25th April The Watering Hole, Perranporth
Fri 26th April Old Market Assembly, Bristol
Sat 27th April King Arthurs, Glastonbury
For info on all dates HERE
A live studio version of “Hungry Blues” is available to see here