JOHN J. PRESLEY

Moseley Folk 2017 - John J Presley

John J Presley is a born raconteur who has been taking his tales on the road with the help of drummer Dan Maiden-Wood (ex-Anna Calvi). He’s caught the attention of DJs like Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens and has drawn plaudits aplenty in a very short time. The Guardian has lauded his “ferocious, belly-deep…but somehow tender” sound and the Quietus have called his work “beautiful noise that at once grips and beguiles, as befits a natural storyteller”. Born and raised in Walsall, he told the Quietus “I hated my surname when I was a kid because everyone took the piss and called me Elvis. They are big shoes to fill. But then again, you’ve got to live up to something”.