John Stamp

John Stamp – singer songwriter.

In 2012 John was privileged to spend some time writing and playing the occasional gig with Boo Hewerdine. It had been 18 years since he’d played or written professionally …that whole period spent developing his business and career as a residential childcare specialist…..training as a Music and Arts Therapist had opened many doors.
 
From 2012 the music began to flow again, songs, occasional gigs. Then a short trip into Nashville in 2015 en route to Houston to see family started a chain of events. An old friend John Hartley from Derbyshire was producing Gospel and worship music, he had all the contacts with Emmylous band The Red Dirt Boys and Leigh Nash From Sixpence None the Richer. After three tracks were recorded late 2016, the plan to finish an album early 2017 came to fruition and Franklin54 was complete. Chris Craker from his studio in Thailand mixed a more poppy version of Hippy Days. Its a whole mix of Nashville meets England. Twangs and reverb echo around lyrics of rainy English skies, songs written under the roof of a tudor house, leaden skies meet Tennessee vistas. The first single will be Blowing me Kisses, a duet with Leigh Nash…the video captures both Derbyshire and Nashville as the backdrop to heartbreak.
The wait is over, John’s back to doing the thing he loves…writing with some of the best and getting to record….he’s hoping for more of the same!!
John Stamp – proud to have been featured on BBC introducing July 2016 with DJ Dean Jackson ‘great track that is a great recording, smooth and great vibe’.