John Beacher has been on Gene Shay's nationally syndicated Folk Show on WXPN 88.5FM twice in 2012! Music Festivals this summer include Black Potatoe(Clinton, NJ), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA) and On the Rise (Reading, PA). John's debut CD will be sent to college & specialty radio in the next month.
John Beacher is a gifted contemporary singer-songwriter, performer, and an original artist from New Hope, PA (formerly of Boulder, CO). He has the knack of drawing listeners into his provocative world of song and then astounding them with his vocal improvisations. His extraordinary ability to scat and vocalize in a jazzy, soulful, funky, rap-like style puts him in a category of those who have gone onto national success. His acoustic guitar playing is uniquely percussive and deeply rooted in rhythm. Within his performances there is something for everyone as he weaves in and out of musical genres with ease and cohesion. Lyrically, Beacher takes his listener on a poetic musical journey of life as he incorporates songs of spirituality, love, and humanity. As a live performer, Beacher has been invited to many music festivals where he was the only solo artist because of his incredible stage presence and ability to captivate his audiences. In more intimate settings you can see and feel the emotions running through his entire performance. John Beacher is simply a magnetic performer whose attraction to the listener is undeniable and powerful.
John Beacher has opened up for the following internationally known musicians including: The Marshall Tucker Band, Leon Russell, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has also shared a stage with Danielia Cotton, Fuzz (of Deep Banana Blackout), Paper Bird, and Elephant Revival.
John Beacher is similar to and often compared to the following contemporary mainstream artists: Dave Matthews, John Legend, John Mayer, Keller Williams and Jason Mraz.
John Beacher currently is host to a popular weekly open mic night called The Beacher Community Stage. His plans are for extensive touring from coast to coast in the next few years using New Hope and Boulder as his home bases.
John Beacher CD release will be promoted to college and specialty radio in April 2012.
John Beacher - self-titled 12 song CD released in 2011; recorded at The Cutting Room Studio in NYC; going to college and specialty radio in April 2012
Additional Videos on Youtube:
John Beacher - "Action" aka The Protest Song
John Beacher and the Blue Sky Invention "Bald Lenny"
Will perform mostly his original songs(as he has written over 80 songs); he does do covers of many popular artists for appropriate venues and for longer sets.