John has been writing songs for many years and his abilities were recognised when he won a song writing competition in the Scotia Bar, Glasgow, during the city's year of culture in 1990. More recently a song of John's "Odd Sox Blues" was performed by Alistair McDonald on the Scottish TV show "Northern Nights" and his Dundee exile song "THe Old Town" featured in the BBC Radio programme "Unbelievable Dundee".
2 April John Hinshelwood Band
Glasgow based singer/songwriter John Hinshelwood’s finely crafted, country tinged songs very firmly umderpin his reputation as a performer and writer of distinction. He has performed and recorded with, among others, former Byrds member Gene Parsons and Scottish folk legend Rab Noakes, and shared a stage with many distinguished artistes including Tim O’Brien, Roger McGuinn, Kate Campbell, Darrell Scott, Cathryn Craig and Martin Simpson.
The current line up of the John Hinshelwood Band is Tim Black (acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, vocals), Ed McGlone (bass, vocals), and John Hinshelwood (acoustic guitar, vocals)
9 April Gary O’Dea
“Birmingham-based singer-songwriter Gary O’Dea combines a number of strains of music into his warm, roving style; acoustic folk, pop, blues, country and, on top of this, hints of Eastern hues to aid his deftly written songs and beautifully rounded instrumental presentation.” Maurice Hope
'Expressive and skilful slice of life songs from West Midlands troubadour with knack for multi flavoured musical uplift. ' Gavin Martin -Daily Mirror