Songs from the Tree of Life
Born in Brisbane Australia, John Huxham, grew up wandering it's northern beaches with the smell of salt air piquing his senses, sand between his toes, and the sound of the waves breaking. But he also spent a number of years working in the red dust of sheep and cattle properties west of the range before returning to the coast, and it's this eclectic blend of city, country and coastal influences that infuse his music. Characterised by diverse styles traversing folk, funk, blues, rock and jazz, John creates music that is real, speaks of life, love and turmoil, and tells stories that transport you to other places. As a multi-instrumentalist he uses a wide pallet of sounds to create these immersive soundscapes; from guitar, piano, bass and drums, to organ, horns, harmonica and percussion, as well as less conventional sounds such as breaking glass, clinking bottles, thunder, bird calls, heartbeats and trashcans. With a passion for songwriting, and extensive life experiences as a rich source of material, John is fast becoming recognised as a talented songwriter, winning a multitude of awards from a number of international songwriting competitions.