John D Hastings

#JohnDHastings #Singer #Songwriter #Charity Fundraiser

#JohnDHastings #Singer #Songwriter #Charity Fundraiser
Christmas is a time for giving and a huge thank you to everyone who gave their time and money to support my first gig for many years. Together we raised £210 for the Salvation Army, all donated to support their compassionate social work within the community. The gig was a big success given that it was a cold and wet night. And whatever the weather ...
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#JohnDHastings #Singer #Songwriter #Inspiration behind my songs

#JohnDHastings	#Singer #Songwriter #Inspiration behind my songs
Injured shoulder, new song composed, studio sessions and first gig for many years coming up to organise. It's been a busy few months! Sorry for the recent radio silence, let's start with the shoulder story before the music news. Pain, lots of tablets, lack of sleep, more pain with pins and needles in my left hand. Finally diagnosed by my physio as ...
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#JohnDHastings #Singer #Songwriter #My first memorable gig in London - The Police 1979

#JohnDHastings #Singer #Songwriter #My first memorable gig in London - The Police 1979
I was looking through past music memorabilia recently and came across a gig ticket for The Police. Hammersmith Odeon, London Sunday 23 September 1979. Forty years ago! And a ticket price of £2.50, the equivalent "real wage worth" in 2018 is £12.42. If only we could see bands that good at that price now. It was a magical performance from a fantastic...
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John D Hastings, #Northern roots of a #singer #songwriter

John D Hastings, #Northern roots of a #singer #songwriter
F: Hi John, we are back from our holiday in Whitby, North Yorkshire and catching up again. It was good fun wasn't it meeting up with friends and family? J: It was! Good to visit the old haunts again, especially my hometown Eston. F: You've seen a lot of changes, have the past and present influenced your songwriting? J: I grew up in Eston, a town wi...
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Introducing #JohnDHastings, #singer #songwriter

Introducing #JohnDHastings, #singer #songwriter
Hello, welcome to John D Hastings' first ever blog. I'm Frankie, No.1 fan of John and his music for over 37 years. OK, I also happen to be married to him and now manage his website, www.johndhastings.rocks. To get a feel for the man behind the music I will blog my interviews with John. I will extract exciting info about his musical inspiration and ...
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