SEEKINGLead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer.
Although I have lived in Salisbury for 20 odd years I have never been part of the music scene may be its because that I am a singer songwriter who has focused more on recording original music rather than performing. I am now as of 2019 actively looking to push these songs out and reach a wider audience. My songs "Earth Today" and "Angels are now on Spotify and there are many other songs which are close to being released. I am now looking to get together with musicians to play these songs live and see how it goes, whether this is performing acoustic versions in small open mic nights or getting together a full on band. I have put up some links to my songs so that you can decide if you wish to perform this kind of music or not. My page is https://www./johnrlhuntermusic
- Screen name:
- John Robert Hunter
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- May 29 2006
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Rock, pop, country, jazz and folk
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Hard To Say
Hard To Say Year: 2020 Genre: Country
This song is for my wife who often takes second place to my music.
Earth TodayThis came out of watching documentaries on the plight of the rain forests, the killing of dolphins and whales People are still making their fortunes and forsaking the rest of us to whatever world wide future and I wonder will are movies like Elysium going to become the way it will be? After all If you are rich enough you can have you second, third house or whatever anywhere. Money provide the rich with the perfect smile, the best medicines while the rest of us have to deal with what is left. I look at the financial problems of Europe how Greece and other countries are in dire straits and I wonder about the money that they owe, the interest that they are paying and who is actually benefiting from this? The banks have encouraged the countries into debt in the first place after all that is how they make money. Someone is definitely getting very rich out of this. We need to look after our planet, our environment but the problem is that the people who are in charge are the people who have investments in the very thing that is exploiting our planet and that leaves me wondering what can one man do, if you the people refuse to change?
No Sounderse 1 A cold wind blows, the road is empty, there is no sound, there is no sound There is no hate, there is no anger Just me alone searching for calm. Chorus I feel so free, no one can hurt me I am at peace, its my release I plant my feet, the earth it holds me for miles around there is no sound Verse 2 I find my feet and they just take me from valley floor to mountain side and I just breath, this land's before me the storm within slowly subsides. Chorus I feel so free, no one can hurt me I am at peace, its my release I plant my feet, the earth it holds me for miles around there is no sound
Angels (I've Been So Alone)
Angels (I've Been So Alone)This is my Christmas song, inspired by my time in Australia and in London. Christmas for me is a time for family, but not everyone can enjoy it. This song is dedicated to those who are alone at Christmas. This songwas used in 2018 used by the Austin Cohen Global Foundation in their video to promote awareness for the homeless.
Keeping Our Dreams Alive (20 Odd Years)
Keeping Our Dreams Alive (20 Odd Years)20 odd years of loving her, this song celebrates what we have and how I feel. I spend too much time away and I count the minutes and count the days. I tick them off one by one until I am on my way...
Distant LightsLiving alone, feeling isolated, empty rooms, watching other people getting on with their lives,, having fun and the bottle in your hand. This is a blues rock song.
Too Much A Gypsy
Too Much A Gypsy
The WeekendI work long hours, I look forward to the weekend, this version features Mark Shipton on lead guitar
Wishes DoI wrote this song for the girl who became my wife
I Will Be There
I Will Be ThereThrough the darkness of a summer storm, through the wind and through the rain. I will be there if you call my name, I will be there if you call
Fun & Games
Fun & GamesEvery man likes to think that he is in control, but with a pretty girl dancing in front of you sometimes your brain is in conflict with your body. You may think that you can play this game, you may say all these things to yourself but are you ready for these fun and games
When Death Divides
When Death DividesThis song is dedicated to my dad who died in 2017, but the song is for everyone who has ever lost someone they love. Growing up is difficult and it is not until we mature that we realise our arrogance and our selfishness towards the people who love us. I created a video which is on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v0LY3Cn9M8 so that I could keep his memory alive, part of that video was taken at my dad's funeral, it was his wish that I sang at his funeral. He was kind and loving father, I think that the video which includes all the photos that I have of him as well as some video footage shows the kind of man he was. There is a wonderful guitar solo at the end of the song performed by my friend Mark Shipton, in this part of the song that shows how good he was with my wife's grandchildren and my godchildren.
GetawayThis song is about the dream of freedom from poverty, the addiction of doing the bad thing as a means to get ahead and the willingness to do anything to achieve it. This is the b side to the single “Here Comes The Night (A Different Tune)” and will be from December 1st be available to buy from Amazon Music.
Alone (all by myself)
Alone (all by myself)This is an early mix of a song that I am currently working on, I had my record deal with BMG Records and EMI Publishing, I had Rupert Hine who had produced Tina Turner producing our album. Everything had looked like everything was going in the right direction. All my dreams were coming true. I was recording my album where Queen and countless others had recorded there albums, but recording the album was not inspiring. I stepped outside our studio and listened to Rory Gallagher recording his album. the studio door was open and I could hear him whooping. He was having fun, we were not. We were just recreating our demos, rather than taking them to the next level. It took so long to record that album due to the producer's other commitments and then our opportunity disappeared, the record contract was gone and everything that I had worked for. I was alone! This song is about that feeling
HERE COMES THE NIGHT ( A Different Tune )
HERE COMES THE NIGHT ( A Different Tune )This song is about living for the night, I thought about what lives for the night and thought hey vampires, so there is a church bell, choir and hearts pumping, but as I a musician the night is my most creative time, it is when musicians generally perform. This is one of my favourite songs and I love driving to this song in the twilight hours.
Hard to say
Hard to sayWe never really say how much we love people. Some people are warm, fun and have no problem expressing themselves. I can only really do it in a song. I wrote this for my wife Susie.