Singer Songwriters like John O’Shea come along once in generation. With an English Heart/Irish Blood heritage and upbringing in Ealing the birthplace of British rock, the history of British Rock n Rol is woven into John’s DNA.
Having binged on Beatle and Dylan records in his early childhood, the songs of Lennon and McCartney sowed the seeds for John’s profound calling to be a singer songwriter. This calling was heard in John’s early teens when he discovered Nirvana. ‘Smells ‘Like Teen Spirit’ hit John like a thunderous wave the first time he heard it, and following that wave his songwriting fate was sealed.
Unable to read and write music, John’s uncompromising approach to songwriting is entirely intuitive, some might say ‘eureka’ like. As a result John’s songs solely express his own thoughts and feelings, rather than mirror the passing trends of the times. With John there are no misinterpretations to be had, like the classic acts of Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Rolling Stones and The Who, who we all still love and adore today.