Jon Coley is an acclaimed folk singer songwriter. He plays an eclectic mix of Blues, soul and folk, mixed with fresh original songwriting.
He is renowned for his unique guitar playing passionate vocal performances, reminiscent of Van Morrison and Amos Lee. Jon is influenced by performers such as Nick Drake, Neil Young, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Sam Cooke, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, classic blues and especially the music of John Martyn.
He has quickly become a legendary figure in his present home of Manchester, and his family’s native Liverpool, where his grandfather worked to book bands for the Cavern Club alongside Bobby Wooler and owner Ray McFall.
Jon has played support spots and festivals alongside John Renbourn, Blind Boy Paxton, Michael Chapman, Ralph McTell, Jon Gomm, Wizz Jones, Dylan LeBlanc, Chance McCoy, Charlie Parr, Tré Burt, Jerry Joseph and shared a stage and many more, including Foss Patterson and Danny Thompson of John Martyn’s band at venues as varied as New York’s Bitter End Club, and Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
After years of live touring, Jon released his Mercury nominated album “If All I Ever Wanted Was All I Ever Needed” to critical acclaim in 2021.