Jessica Foxley Unsigned winners - Johnny Bird

Tuesday, 28th July 2015


Each year, we invite the best unsigned artistes from all over the UK to audition for their chance to perform at Europe’s Best Blues Festival. This year, we were inundated with a large number of talented musicians all battling it out to win a slot at our Festival over the bank holiday weekend.

Since 2010, the auditions have been held in memory of Jessica Foxley, a talented musician who sadly lost her life. The Jessica Foxley Unsigned initiative has provided unsigned artistes with a springboard to propel their career and has welcomed some of the best in musical talent with a platform to get their music out on the biggest stage.

We’ve already introduced you to Good FoxyJack Blackman and Tales of Two Counties but this week it is the turn of the talented John Bird.

Johnny is a 20 year old blues harmonica player and singer from South Wales. Renowned for having an extremely mature voice in spite of his youth, Johnny is a true throwback to blues music of years gone by. Johnny has been playing for the last five years with various bands and acts but is now forging a reputation of his own.

Capable of playing acoustically and amplified, Johnny’s main styles are Chicago and West Coast blues.

Johnny will be performing on the Acoustic Stage on Saturday 29th, get your tickets to see him here.