John Hunter

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John Hunter, an English singer/songwriter based in Salisbury, England. Although he has been quietly writing and recording songs for many years it was only when his father died of cancer that he has begun to actively promote his music releasing the music video "When Death Divides" on YouTube which is a touching tribute to his father. He followed this up by releasing his first single "Earth Today" which contained the title track and "Angels (I've been so alone)" both these songs reflect social issues that are at the heart of issues that we face today. "Earth Today" was released with a music video which can also be found on YouTube and Facebook. He followed this up by releasing "Fun & Games" a rock blues track which also included the song "When Death Divides". The latest single “Here Comes the Night (A Different Tune) was digitally released in December and is available on iTunes, Amazon etc. Music came late into John's life and all started when his father left his guitar for safe keeping whist he went off to New Zealand, a land that John had spent his early childhood in. His father never did get his guitar back and John and his guitar began their own journey including returning to New Zealand and travelling to Australia. John Hunter is currently working on his follow up single "Foreign Land" which is planned to be released early 2020 and is planning a mini tour for early 2020. Top unreleased songs that you should listen to on Soundcloud should include "Age of Innocence", "Keeping These Dreams Alive" and "The Weekend".

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the soundtrack to my life, from the moment I wake up and even into my dreams.

What is your music dream?

For people to relate, for it to be real for them

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

compassion

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

ABBA - Money, Money, Money :)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Tristan Prettyman, Lissie, Jasmine Thompson, Diana Krall, Brantley Gilbert, Meg Myers to name a few

What inspires you to make music?

Life, people, situations

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don't give up

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Excited, nervous, happy

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

We now have access to great tools to help us realise our music, but the radio stations in England are closed off to real music. It is all manufactured pop. Ripped off samples of someone else's music just so their stuff has something worth listening to. Music is music, if you can't hum it, it ain't music

What do you think of Drooble?

Don't know yet, let's see

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Ageism, especially in England. Unless you are in your 20's you don't exist . It is all about image no matter how good your music is.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Unfortunately I don't, I have never liked going to gigs. I hate watching I need to do. Although when I was on holiday in Florida, the beach bar musicians blew me away. I love songs that I can relate to. You can have a great band, a great voice, but if you have nothing to say well what's the point.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Be young, be attractive, if you don't write good music get someone who can.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

It depends on what you listen to. if someone has only listened to what is on the radio they are already blinkered. I hear a lot of artist that don't get a look in when I watch an tv show. It is a shame that they play the artists music, but never list them in the credits