John Carroll is an independent artist from Limerick, Ireland who has been living in Hangzhou, China since 2007. He plays acoustic guitar rooted in indie pop and rock music. He has been writing and performing music as an original artist since 1995 and has been involved in the production of more than 20 musical works as a solo artist and with various bands. Solo music - www.carrolljohn.bandcamp.com
As a solo artist he has toured extensively around Far East Asia (mainly China and South Korea) and has performed in some of China's largest music festivals, and venues. He has produced three solo albums (recorded in China), along with self-produced animated videos and artwork, a 2018 remix album, and 6 Ep's (recorded worldwide in USA, France, Scotland, Ireland) ... Previous to his solo music he has also performed and recorded music with The Phoenix Prestige ('08/10), Middleclass Housewives('04/05), and Medic ('95/98).
In 2009, he co-founded Medic Records in Hangzhou, China.
He has organised national tours of China for a number of other independent artists affiliated with Medic Records and beyond. He has designed album artwork, produced music videos and animations for various artists. In 2015, he founded a music review blog based in Hangzhou called thesoundoffightingdogs.
www.carrolljohn.bandcamp.com (official releases)
site.douban.com/johncarroll (Chinese 中文)
2018 China Spring Tour
03月31日 Harley's, Shanghai
04月06日 蜜果酒吧 Wuxi
04月14日 原本酒吧 Nantong
04月21日 Time Beacon, Ningbo
05月18-19日 DDC, Beijing
05月26日 Aperture Club, Xi'An
05月31日 Loopy, Hangzhou
Press – johncarroll@126DOTcom
Mail - johncarroll@126DOTcom
''...overall a romantic, hard-hitting and brave album which signals to us a writer/musician worth paying attention to. He has the potential to take his next album into any direction he pleases (like a certain Neil Young) and that is his, and this albums, greatest strength….you never know what to expect next.''
- Simon Tucker, Louder Than War (louderthanwar.com/john-carroll-aviation-al/)
"...John's penetratingly poignant lyrics are done superb justice by his rich voice complete with clearly identifiable brogue. Back this richness with a powerful and evocative delivery and there’s an album that you will relish." - Folkwords
" 'Let Every Tongue’ is an intriguing release that grabs at your curiosity, the arrangements rest in the melancholic where they may well deceive the listener of the album’s depths." - Folk Radio UK
"A voice that’s both reassuring and full of life. The calm authority of his vocals suggests that all he sings (and probably says) should be taken as incontrovertible fact. " – Golden Plec, Ireland
"Let Every Tongue is a good, if not perfect 'singer-songwriter' album from John Carroll..." - Golden Plec, Ireland