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John Laurence / Bio

In 2011 John was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) which has affected him undetected since childhood. Although he has a PhD and has had two successful careers, he has begun to see life with a whole new perspective. He has always been a musician at heart and is making up for lost time with a new career as a singer-songwriter. He has no idea where this will take him, but has been writing and performing songs that he likes to hear. His songs are influenced by rock, folk, blues and jazz, and he admires singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Amos Lee, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor.

His music expresses his passion for life with heartfelt vocals and memorable tunes. The guitar-based songs have lyrics that are sometimes whimsical, sometimes provocative and often idiosyncratic. To his great surprise, the songs have arrived in a style rooted in the quirky 'English' political folk tradition, almost as if they already existed and he merely discovered them. So whether you are a teenager disillusioned with commercial pop culture, a jaded baby-boomer, or just someone looking for new music, give his songs a listen. But be warned: with his acerbic wit, unique voice and indie/folk style, no one is safe. Listen if you dare, John may be singing about you!

General Info

Band Members
John Laurence (AKA John Poletti)
Artist Name
John Laurence
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Singer Songwriter / Blues/Folk/Rock / Indie

Contact Info

Papakura, NZ
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