John Butler Trio

Genres: Pop / Rock

Biography

1 April 1975, Torrance, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Butler was raised in Australia from the age of 11, his Australian father having relocated the family there in 1986. He attended Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, where he studied art history. Butler was by now heavily into music and had begun to write his own material. His self-recorded cassette debut proved popular in Perth and prompted him to leave university to pursue a music career. He formed the John Butler Trio with Jason McGann (drums) and Gavin Shoesmith (bass), and recorded a self-titled album and EP that saw him branching out from the all-instrumental approach of his earlier cassette. The blend of acoustic and electric rock styles remained the same, however, with the frequent extended workouts highlighting Butler’s virtuosity on the guitar.

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