Liverpool legend comes to Alexander’s

News from Alexander’s…


John O’Connell has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool’s music scene. Born and raised in the Everton area of the city, John’s early influences were routed in acoustic, folk and classical guitar. Stefan Grossman; Bert Jansch; John Renbourn; and Martin Carthy all inspired John and ignited his passion for music
It was a young and high-spirited John O’Connell who responded to a tiny hand written advertisement, in Frank Hessy’s music store, which eventually lead to the formation of the legendary Liverpool band, Groundpig.

From these somewhat modest beginnings Groundpig went on to dominate the city’s music scene holding residence in many popular establishments, playing a variety of music from bluegrass, folk, country to pop and more contemporary genres.

Recently John has been working on a number of new ventures in particular his Simply Dylan project which he has previously brought to Alexander’s in addition to his 6 sell out gigs at the Cavern, to a Spanish Tour and performing at the Troubadour London. John’s appeal and interest in his music continues to expand.

John O’Connell brings his solo act to Alexander’s in Chester, on Thursday the 3rd of July, tickets are £8 available from Doors from 8pm.


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