From the Birthplace of British Blues
From the Home of British Rock
From the heartland of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Marshall Amps and The Ealing Club comes John O’Shea.
Born in Ealing, the birthplace of British rock, John O’Shea grew up in the heyday of Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and Oasis – a time when Rock and Roll music mattered not just to rock music fans, but to the world.
Does Rock and Roll still matter? We now find ourselves in an age of lowered expectations, where tweets mean more than tracks, where social media means more than song-writing and where ‘likes’ mean more than real fans. In an industry where labels would rather invest in talent shows rather than songwriters, it seems Rock and Roll stars have now become a distant memory.
Sounds like insurmountable odds, but John O’Shea is dedicated to putting Rock and Roll back into the heart of the industry, and the industry back into the hands of musicians.
These combined passions for what John O’Shea does and who he does it for is brought to life in his new album ‘Offer Subject To Status’. Having gigged extensively both as a solo acoustic artist and with his band, John took all his experience and brought it crashing into the studio to create an all out Rock and Roll record… a guitar driven, melody laden, 14 track romper stomper. The record draws on John O’Shea’s influences, ranging from The Beatles, Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin to Oasis, and also gives fans a glimpse of what’s in store for the future.
The Classes Against The Masses – Single
The Classes Against The Masses is the first single off John O’Shea’s album. A classic rock and roll song through and through, it’s about working class roots, rebellion and rising up against the odds. Echoing the album cover by Brian Cannon, the video was filmed in Brick Lane and sees John O’Shea singing live through the streets of East London.
“It’s not about showing people how great Rock N Roll once was, it’s about showing people how great Rock N Roll will be once again.”