Singer-songwriter John J Presley announces a headline show at Voodoo, Belfast on March 27th 2019. John recently announced his explosive new single ‘ Rise And Fall’, the latest offering from the bluesman’s much anticipated forthcoming debut album.
Having previously released single ‘True Love Waits’ (which gained Radio X Playlist & broke top 20 on Amazing Radio Charts) - Presley returns with it's follow up ‘Rise And Fall’ which boasts the perfect blend of a driving, up-tempo rhythm section with a down-tuned, feedback-heavy Hofner President guitar. It shows another side of Presley’s varied palette and captivating aura, which has garnered support across the board, from broadsheets to tastemakers to national radio.
Speaking on the new release, John explains:
“Rise and Fall pushed and pulled at me. I was really focusing on saturating the amp and using the guitar as percussively as I could. I wanted to capture the energy, the nuance...the sonic power”.
It’s this creative mindset to challenge genre limitations that have put his trademark skills in such high demand, seeing him play as part of Duke Garwood's live band, alongside previously performing on guitar duties for the live show surrounding Ed Harcourt's latest release.
With notable influences ranging from John Coltrane to The Kills, and Nick Cave to PJ Harvey, Presley’s roots are firmly planted in the blues. His own genre-bending sound forms a spellbinding hybrid of electric blues and classic songwriting, which sits closely beside the likes of Jack White and Mark Lanegan.
‘Rise and Fall’ is another reminder of Presley’s incredible talent and is sure to whet fans’ appetite as his debut album approaches.
Tickets on sale Friday ,December 21st at 11am from www.shine.net, www.ticketmaster.ie Katy’s Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300.