Saint John was born in Victoria, BC, Canada. He started his music career by busking in the streets of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, England, etc, drawing crowds ranging in size from zero (character building) to 50 (which drew the local police). Saint John made his home in Venice Beach CA amongst the hippies, poets, the homeless, gangs, and the modern beatniks and gypsies, to write and record his first two records, ‘Halo’ and ‘Mercy’.
Both ‘Halo’ and ‘Mercy’ were released and shared on the internet all around the world, creating thousands of new fans and finding their way into people’s lives, from first dates to funerals. Online music magazines found and wrote about them, and fans shared the music they found. Saint John and the Revelations have also played numerous shows in Southern California (Hotel Café, Genghis Cohen, The Galaxy Theatre, etc), toured the Pacific Northwest, and opened for many acts, including Colin Hay (Men At Work), Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, VAST, and many others.
Saint John recently started recording some new songs with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., KMFDM, Ministry), and Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Baseball Project) and produced by Paul Fox (10,000 Maniacs, Ziggy Marley, Sixpence None The Richer) . Saint John has gone from being a hitchhiking street performer to recording songs with a legendary rock-and-roll artist like Peter Buck, and isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon.