|Dimensions||21 × 15 × 1 cm|
John has had many years experience playing in Folkrock, Irish and country bands as well as playing solo in many festivals and clubs and pubs throughout the UK and Australia. This experience has resulted in a vibrant contemporary sound with roots firmly in the tradition. The K.IS.S Principle. Contains traditional, and contemporary songs ,comedy songs, songs of social comment as well as instrumentals all played on 6&12 string guitars,( Standard and DADGAD tunings) Irish banjo, Mandola, and harmonica.
John Ralph – The K.I.S.S. Principle CD review by John Williams
John certainly follows the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle on this CD. He sings and plays guitar, mandola, banjo and harmonica. He showcases his musical ability. John is supported by Jade Ralph on one track and Toni Italiano on another but apart from that it is a one man show. He plays a mix of traditional and contemporary tracks on this CD. There are eighteen tracks on the CD so you get value for money. He has tried to create the sound you would hear in a live performance and has achieved his aim. I like the sound John creates and fi nd his singing easy to listen to. John has created a diverse listening experience and chosen songs from a number of artists whose work he obviously enjoys and he passes this enthusiasm on to his audience. They range from thoughtful tracks such as ‘The Minstrel’ and ‘Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy’ to the comical songs ‘Sister Josephine’ and ‘The Andalucian Gypsy’. John includes two tunes he wrote ‘Deb’s Tune’ and ‘The Surprise’. This is a CD I have enjoyed listening to. It grows on you.
5 in stock (can be backordered)