Hello, my name’s John Ainsworth and I’m a singer, guitarist, singer/songwriter, or something along those lines. I usually write and play on a twelve-string guitar but I have been known to dabble on the 6 string and the piano every now and then. Supposedly in the first paragraph is where you’re supposed to describe your music, if you are still reading this you are now at the point where I am stuck as I haven’t been known to write biogs very often, or very well, but I am trying!
So anyway, I suppose I’d say that some of my music is bluesy, heavy dark rock like blues that is. Some is classical based but with rock influences. Some is really mellow and dream-like, and some is a little on the folky side, they tend to be the more honest or heartfelt songs.
I’ve been writing and performing music since I was a kid, I learnt how to sing first, then the guitar, and then the piano. I was probably one of the most frustrating music pupils my teachers had as I never practiced what was given to me. I’d get given some piece by Mozart to practice on the piano and instead I’d end up teaching myself the James Bond theme, or get given a classical piece to learn on the guitar and end up teaching myself some Hendrix. But I was a kid and I thought the James Bond theme sounded cool.
Up to this point I hadn’t written any songs and had never attempted to write lyrics, only pieces of music. It was only when I left music school and started listening to rock music and became what some would describe as a “mosher” that I got the drive to start a band and write songs. Song writing started as a hobby, then a passion and then it became my life. The drive to write music and lyrics and create something new to this world infected me like a plague and there was nothing anyone could do! Ever since then all I’ve wanted to do is write, record, play gigs and that’s all I have done… well mostly.
So here I am and it’s 2012, it’s taken some time but with the help of some very special people who let me record in there awesome studio, I have just finished my debut ep, which will be released later this year with the help of some more special people down in London who are helping and looking after me. I’m so excited about it, almost feels like I’ve spent my whole life trying to create it and I can’t wait for you to hear it, I just hope some of you like it or I may cry. I’m going to be gigging a lot too so if you do like what you hear please come watch me, or buy my ep when it’s out as I could use the money.