Cornish resident JON HESLOP has been recognized as a major force in contemporary songwriting for over a quarter of a century. His songs are full of powerful beauty set to tunes firmly rooted in the British tradition, picked up and passed on wherever singers gather. In the UK and Ireland, and from St Austell to Australia, he and his songs are known and loved. Jon has also been a member of the Cornwall Songwriters collective since their inception in the 1990’s, appearing in all three of their ‘docu-dramas’. The Cry of Tin, Unsung Heroes and Cornish Lads as well as pursuing a successful solo career.
His stage presence is quiet and gentle, belying a sharp wit and droll sense of humour which surfaces in his between song chat – and even in some of his songs! Equally at home accompanying himself on guitar or bouzouki or singing a cappella, Jon’s idiosyncratic approach has made him a much loved and respected character in the world of folk music.
You may not have heard of Jon Heslop but if you regularly attend folk clubs or festivals you will have heard his songs. His latest album, “Out There” has recently been released and selling well to both established fans and newcomers to his work.
“Both serious and very funny” Folk Diary (Sussex)
Jon can be contacted on 07531255914
Or at email@example.com