John Meed

John Meed is a singer-songwriter based in Cambridge described by R2 Rock’n’Reel as: ‘a consummate storyteller’ whose songs are ‘thoughtful and thought provoking.’

‘John Meed inhabits his subject matter, digging deep into the emotional content to find a surprising angle in a way that has seen him compared, rightly, to Leonard Cohen, Al Stewart and Jaques Brel.’ Shindig

‘A breath of fresh, mellow, unsophisticated and unpretentious folk air.’ Rock Society

‘Pavilion Parade said it all really – who said political songwriting was dead?’ Eric Bogle

You can download the first single from John’s forthcoming album here

Recent Posts

New album ‘Never enough’

We have now completed the new album, ‘Never enough’. Rhys’s production skills have gone from strength to strength, and it is sounding good. I have copies now so, although the formal release is likely to be in early November, do ask me if you’d like a copy beforehand!

The track listing is:

1 Side by side
2 Never enough
3 La Fayette
4 Strange thing
5 Why?
6 Blackbirds
7 For granted
8 Mistakes
9 Bordeaux

There are some fabulous contributions from other lovely musicians – Rhys of course but also Matt Kelly and Lucinda Fudge on strings, Myke Clifford on sax, Dawn Loombe on accordion and Brian Harvey on bass. I’m grateful to them all.

And the artwork for the cover is from our good friend and wonderful artist, Gail de Cordova.

Here’s the video of the first track on the album:

It was filmed in and around St Pancras station, Gare du nord, Gare de l’est and Gare de Lyon. I’m grateful to the SNCF and St Pancras for the publicly available pianos – the grand at the Gare de Lyon is especially wonderful. And I’m even more grateful to the people of Paris and London for going around their daily travels and inadvertently (and in one lovely moment a the end of Verse 1, advertently) participating in the film, and for proving that what makes us different makes us shine.

I will have copies with me at gigs but both the CD and album download are available from my Bandcamp page and, in due course, on iTunes etc. You can also listen to the tracks here:

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