I write songs in a variety of genres. I try to write tunes you can hum with words that matter. My voice (such as it is) tends to change the song I'm singing. At best you'd have to say I convey the pictures and emotions of the songs rather than indulging in vocal acrobatics, which I'm not really capable of.
In the 70s I accidentally (long story) enjoyed a successful career in New Zealand, having a number of Top 10 hits and winning awards for Songwriter ot the year and Album of the Year three years in succession. I then chose to drop out of the music world to do other things.
Around 2000 I went back into the studio because the need was in me again. I've since decided to leave my day job and concentrate on songwriting. I have no illusions about becoming a chart smashing recording artist, but hope to develop a small cult following. More importantly, I'd love others to record my songs.
I believe I write good songs, but you'll have to decide that for yourself.
Well folks, after nearly three decades of lying low I'm finally stepping back into the public arena musically. Just released the first of three new CDs in New Zealand. It' called Just Quietly and you can hear samples of the songs at johnhanlon.com.au
Already getting some radio play and have press and TV interviews planned for late july. Here I go ... wish me luck.