John Alexander

Acoustic Roots & Blues Music

website of Glasgow songwriter and guitarist John Alexander

Seven Cold Curses

As the the last few days of 2015 drained away into the dark December night, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to perform and be filmed within an iconic Glasgow building. This former Royal Mail sorting office in Cubie Street provided the ideal opportunity for playing a few songs in an atmospheric environment and cool December light, filmed by Glasgow's Beaten Track Productions. If anyone is looking for a fantastic space for their business - check out www.cubiestreet.com if it is not occupied soon I i think it will become a fantastic gig venue. More songs to follow...

Smash Gamble

Just in case anyone missed it, the youtube video to Lorna Reid's Smash Gamble is below.  I was extremely please to be asked to join Lorna Reid during her set for STV Edinburgh. We recorded 4 songs in a very hot and stuffy studio and it was great to meet the team behind the cameras. Not all songs have been broadcast yet, so in the meantime here is the video for Smash Gamble.

The Star Folk Club

Due to the success of the Bringing It On Home songwriters in the round show were are now taking the show on the road. Ok the road is a lot closer to home than the last one but it's still a road we haven't done a gig on before and I suppose we are bringing it on home... is 19th August @ The Star Folk Club , Admiral Bar , Waterloo Street, Glasgow.

Check out the Star Folk Club - it's a great club with world class acts every week! www.starfolkclub.com

Bring it on Home

A special night of songwriters from Scotland will be taking place at Mugdock Theatre on 10th May. This show will be a songwriters in the round format, with all performers on stage at the one time, taking it in turn to sing and play their craft. We have a variety of styles from Paul Tasker, Larry Guild, Stephen Maguire and myself, all presenting our own take on the craft of songwriting. Whatever happens on the night , it will be a soulful, country tinged, blues and folk evening in the fantastic springtime setting of Mugdock Park, near Milngavie. Tickets are limited and available from Tickets Scotland. There is a facebook page for this event for more info

New Songs & Edinburgh Fringe

I will shortly be releasing an EP of new material for download , will aim on having this available, watch this space.  

My annual run at the fring is on next month and really hope the weather cools down for this as the AMC gets very hot!. I am plannin on taking  abreak from the fringe next year so this will be the last chance for a while to see the Dustbowl Blues show  get your tickets here! 14th August & 21st August

Christchurch

Had my first views of Christchurch post quake today and it's heartbreaking to see just how much of the city has gone. 

Emerging from the rubble and dust are inspiring examples of kiwi ingenuity -  pop up coffee and entertainment areas, the re start shopping mall made from metal containers has created focus and character in one of the worst affected zones, and close to all my old haunts.

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