New Signing: John Fairhurst

Wipe Out Music Publishing is delighted to announce the signing of blues-rock/rockabilly artist John Fairhurst!

Often hailed as “Wigan’s answer to Jimi Hendrix”, John Fairhurst has been wooing the live circuit for over a decade with his astounding guitar skills, but it was arguably 2016 that saw him break through to international demand. Touring the Netherlands with Dutch act My Baby including sold out shows at Amsterdam’s Paradiso, Fairhurst played to rapturous audiences across a rammed festival schedule with no less than nine shows at Glastonbury alone, as well as Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Green Gathering, Small World, Bimble Bandada and countless others.

Kicking off 2017 with a sweat box show at the famous 100 Club for London Blues Week alongside Eric Sardinas (Steve Vai), John’s ascent shows no signs of slowing. Acoustic Guitar Magazine USA recently hailed Fairhurst as in the Top 3 Resonator guitar players worldwide, being the only European on the list. His headline slot of Blues Alive Festival was aired across Czech National Television, while his music also featured on several movie soundtracks including ‘Plan Z’ and the upcoming Martin Scorsese feature.

With the Guardian hailing his debut album Joys of Spring as truly exquisite’, his follow-up album ‘Saltwater’ was met with similar critical acclaim. Two forthcoming albums are currently being recorded; a third solo LP working with his go-to producer Alex Beitzke (Prince, Florence & the Machine), and the debut album from the 3-piece with Harries and Brito, which promises world music-infused blues-rock psychedelia.

After working with the likes of Ray Staff (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Clash) on his previous records, Fairhurst has recently invested in a 40-track analog desk and set up shop in his live-work studio based in North London’s Manor House Artist community. The two forthcoming albums promise a more hands-on, grass-roots approach to recording under the guidance of Beitzke.


I am VERY VERY pleased to announce I have just signed to Wipe Out Music Publishing! Heres to a new dawn and a bright bright future together, which seems to be working out great! In honour of this here's a little bit of a new track called Sunrise I'm working on for one of the new albums currently in production, played on my lovely National Reso-Phonic Guitars M1 Tricone.

Posted by John Fairhurst on Thursday, 17 August 2017

We are very excited to be working with such a pro-active and talented individual!