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John Stainthorp


Saturday, 03 August 2019 15:15

John Stainthorp is a songwriter/producer from the Richmond with a sound developed from a fusion of Folk and Country music that creates a ‘rootsy singer-songwriter vibe. 'Hold My Head Up High' is the first track taken from the sensational debut album 'Into The light'. This opening track is a catchy and uplifting country-tinged pop number, with emotive lyrics that guides the listener though facing fears and triumphing against despair. The encouraging message throughout this track is a reoccurring theme throughout the LP which offers comfort through darker and more delicate moments. The album was written, performed, and produced by John, while also featuring a host of top musicians including Matt Deighton who has played with the likes of Paul Weller, Oasis, The Family Sliver and many more. The album is available as a limited 12" record pressed on translucent blue vinyl by the Darlingtonbased independent DIY label Butterfly Effect.