"John has developed into a master of the craft of songwriting. His lyrics have depth and meaning, are well constructed, thoughtful and have that all-too-often forgotten knack of being catchy and memorable. A real storyteller in the Harvey Andrews mould" ...Stan Graham
"Another notable talent...hauntingly memorable....melodic guitar accompaniment" Folk Roundabout
"You write such great songs..." David Swann.
"I really did enjoy your work..." John Munro.
"One man and his guitar.John's choice of topics during his completely self penned set were highly original and captivated me by their uniqueness-where else have I heard a lament to the red telephone box?" ... York Free Press
Keep up the great work you are doing with the song writing..." Martyn Wyndham-Read.
"Look forward to the next collection of gems...Album sounds bloomin' brilliant"...Sarah Dean
Storey's in Song
Featuring the talented accompaniment of musicians: Sarah Dean (harp and vocals), Angie Gordon (flute), Graeme Urwin (keyboard) and Elaine Wallace (fiddle and vocals). Songs include the ever popular: “If you’d been at Woodstock” and “Middle aged men in Lycra”. Two of the songs are co-written with the outstanding singer songwriter Stan Graham, the rest are all written by John.
More Storey Lines
14 tracks means something for everyone on this excellent and varied recording There is even a song with a strong jazz feel with excellent backing from Richard Searle (guitar) and Graeme Urwin (keyboard). Stand-out tracks include: “Free and easy days”, “Dear Molly” and “I don’t do any Radiohead”. With a wide range of supporting musicians this CD makes a very fine timeless collection of John’s own compositions.
The much requested “Ewan MacColl and Me” is the feature track of this CD, along with “Farewell Fish and Chips”. “Was it meant to be this way?” is a fine bluegrass original with excellent Dobro playing from Graham Metcalf.
Love, Lives and Landscape
John’s first album of his own compositions, this CD lays down the foundations for later recording showing the versatility of John’s song-writing and his feel for a good melody.
John's songwriting journey started in 2003 following a week long workshop with the acclaimed songwriter, Harvey Andrews. Since that time he has written many fine songs, sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, they usually reflect his observations around the Yorkshire area, together with songs of a biographical nature.John provides melodic guitar accompaniment to his songs often with easily learned choruses aimed at audience participation.
John's first CD: Love, Lives and Landscape was launched in 2008 which was followed in 2010 by a second CD: Storey Lines. Each song is carefully crafted with intelligent lyrics, tells a story and has an easy going catchy melody. Tracks from John's 3rd CD, "More Storey Lines" released in 2013 are available as a download from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby and his 2015 album "Storey's in Song" can be obtained from John via this website contact page.
On Nov 30th 2016 I provided support for the award winning Chris Wood at the National Centre for Early Music in York. A great experience to play for half an hour in such a wonderful venue in front of 140 people and listen to the outstanding talents of Chris Wood
On July 13th 2015 I performed live on Vale Radio and chatted to Tony Haynes about my music and my influences. I even composed an impromptu jingle for the show.You can hear the show on a podcast at: www.mixcloud.com/tonyhaynes52/
My 4th studio CD "Storey's in Song" is now available. For now you can obtain it from me in person or by requesting a copy through the contact page of my website. £5 plus £1 postage
I have once again had the benefit of superb accompaniment support from Elaine Wallace (Fiddle), Angie Gordon (Flute), Graeme Urwin (Keyboard) and Sarah Dean (Harp and vocals).
You can now follow me on Twitter using @jjohnstorey
My previous studio CDs "Storey Lines" and "More Storey Lines" are still available as a download.
A video of my fun song "Farewell Fish and Chips" produced by my brother Keith, is now on Youtube, and can be accessed from the link via the photos/videos page of this site. Other YouTube videos of my songs are: Requiem for a red box, Repatriation, and Time to go to work, son. The latter is based on photographs taken in the 1930s when my Grandfather, Joseph Jones was Mayor of Barnsley, Yorkshire. As president of the NUM he campaigned tirelessly to improve miners pay and conditions.
"One block away" is now on my Songs page, based on the true story of a family who witnessed the horror of 9/11 and have now rebuit their lives in France. Read the full story using the Domaine Treloar link below