John is a songwriter, producer and screen composer from Sydney, Australia. Writing heartfelt, honest music that has the power to connect, combined with his years of experience as producer and mix engineer has seen him become a one stop shop for delivering unique and affecting soundtracks and albums.
From orchestrating records at Abbey Road to writing advertising music in New York, to showcasing his band Tenderfoot at Soho Houses across the US, his music has taken him all over the world. He has scored successful campaigns for QANTAS, AMEX, Dollar Shave Club, Xfinity Comcast and the Sydney Opera House, among many others. His score for Super Cheap Auto’s ‘Mission Improbable’ Campaign contributed to the piece winning ‘Best Integrated Marketing Campaign’ at the 2020 World Retail Awards. His work for library companies has seen his tracks gain thousands of placements across a wide variety of TV shows, films, trailers and ads.
As the frontman and lead singer of the Australian band Tenderfoot, his voice is instantly recognisable and has drawn much praise. John is often hinting at his favourite vocal influences in his performance. If you lend a keen ear you’ll hear nods to his favourites, a bit of Justin Vernon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Chris Martin.
As a producer, he developed Australian artist Andy Golledge’s recordings to the point where Andy won the 2018 Americana Music Prize of Australia and secured a deal with I OH YOU Records and The Mushroom Group.
Now living back in his hometown of Sydney, John spends his time between two high end facilities, sharing with Paul Stefanidis in his world class mastering suite at Viking Lounge Studios, and his own brand new writing and production space at Church Street Studios, a hub for Sydney based film composers.
He has just finished scoring his first feature film, ‘Tall Poppy’, a biopic about the life of Australian Olympic Skateboarder Poppy Starr Olsen, following her life journey from early age up until the Toyko 2021 Olympics.In a former life he was also an Industrial Designer, and the creator of SongCatcher, the first iOS DAW app to market, featuring the innovative tech of Audio to MIDI conversion, allowing users to sing ideas into their phones and have instruments play them back to them.