John Blek




26.03.20 – Ostpol, Dresden
27.03.20 – Noergelbuff, Gottingen
28.03.20 – Astra Stube, Hamburg
29.03.20 – Dave Lombardo, Berlin
30.03.20 – Henning’s House, Dillenburg
31.03.20 – Anlagen Cafe, Schwabisch
01.04.20 – KGB, Langenberg
02.04.20 – Alter Schlachtof, Soest
03.04.20 – Cafe Kunstlerei, Bielefeld
04.04.20 – Subrosa, Dortmund


Original folk songwriter based in Cork, Ireland. Delving into the world of fingerstyle guitar, influenced by the music of Ireland, England and America.

“I spent much of the early part of 2017 in and out of hospital with some mysterious illness that was intent on wasting my now 30-year-old body. My energy was at an all time low and all that gave me joy had been stripped or put on hold. All but my guitar and what was left of my feeble voice. So to fill the days and occupy my mind, I wrote.

I wrote of resilience, of pain and uncertainty. Of new love through fevered dreams, of strength, hope, distance, sedation and the cure.

I did it every day and recorded the demos sitting up in my hospital bed accompanied by the electronic bleeps of the machines and punctuated by the nurse’s concerned enquiries.

I had a reason. For me this is cathartic. For me, this was the panacea.”


“A lovely sounding thing” – Roddy Hart, BBC

“A force of nature” – The Irish Times

“a master of subtlety in realms of folk-informed pop.” – The Thin Air

‘His talent is shining brighter with every album.’ – John Creedon, RTÉ