John Batley

John Batley

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS

John Batley is well known as an instrumental guitarist and singer/ songwriter. His personal style consists of a mixture of blues, country, folk, rock, and jazz. Live performances often feature original material incorporating harmonica and jews harp. He is often joined by Josh Payne on percussion.


Check out John with Josh Payne and Chris Beunen at the 2012 Village Festival.... and;=g-upl
John Batley is well known as a guitar instrumentalist and singer/ songwriter. His musical influences are as diverse as Ry Cooder, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis, Fred Mcdowell, and countless others. His personal style consists of a blend of blues, country, folk, rock, and jazz. John's music has been described as genre blurring.For a taste of some of his music, please feel free to download the complimentary tracks from this website. John often performs solo, however more often than not is joined onstage by the brilliant percussionist; Josh Payne. Josh's style of playing is expressive and exciting. They have performed together since early 2006.


The mostly instrumental album "Reinvention of Me" is available for Free Download from .The title track has been played on ABC radio. Another track; "It Ain't Over" has been performed live to air from the ABC studio.

Set List

Reinvention of Me
The Loner
The Folk Singer
Egg in the Nest
The Hands of my Father
Without You
The Shell
A Whisper
It Ain't Over
Doing This Thing
Jack's Song
The Rose