In the organizer's words:

Frankfurt, September 28, 2023 - As recently as March, he played Berlin's Columbia Theater, and now British blues guitarist John J. Presley has announced another headlining tour in this country as part of the promotion of his latest album, "Chaos & Calypso." The 36-year-old will play concerts in Cologne (March 10, 2024, Blue Shell), Munich (March 11, 2024, Backstage Club), Berlin (March 12, 2024, Privatclub) and Hamburg (March 13, 2024, Nochtspeicher). John J. Presley writes music that could paint a thousand pictures: grand landscapes bedded in future garage rock classics to meditative studies - his range is wide. But you can also hear where his inspirations come from: Coltrane, Mingus and Waits. The Kills. The Dirty Three. Since his acclaimed debut album "As The Night Draws In" (2019) and the recent "Chaos & Calypso," John J. Presley has been a sought-after guest musician, playing with and for Duke Garwood, Smoke Fairies, Nadine Shah, Laura-Mary Carter and Juanita Stein, among others. It is extraordinary when both press and radio journalists in the UK agree on a newcomer with the famous last name: BBC Radio 1 presenter Jack Saunders recommends him as a "torchbearer of garage rock", his colleague Cerys Matthews (BBC Radio 2, singer of the band Catatonia) raves about "a unique sound" and John Kennedy of Radio X is just thrilled about the "return of the King". Colleagues in the written word are similarly euphoric about Presley's music: the venerable Times calls it "an oasis of calm amid a wave of noise," the Guardian hears a "grim, belly-deep sound, but lovingly crafted," and the online magazine The Quietus considers John J. Presley "a born storyteller." This native of the West Midlands was given his first guitar by his parents for his twelfth birthday. He starts jamming in pubs with other musicians, and in 2006 he joins his first band called The Solomons. Rivers Presley Set is the name of the next project, the duo earns an excellent reputation as a live act in the clubs of Birmingham. As bassist with Vinny And The Curse, he releases a first EP in 2014. Under his own name, a first single called "Left" is released in the same year, a small radio hit that is used as a trailer on Sky Sports and BT Sport. Due to its success, he plays at the Leeds and Reading festivals, Boardmasters, Live At Leeds, Somersault, Truck, 2000 Trees and some others. For the farewell tour of the Jim Jones Revue at the end of 2014, he is personally invited as a special guest, the tour makes guest appearances in six countries within four weeks. Then, on July 24, 2015, John J. Presley's first EP, "White Ink," is released. During this time he meets the English multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood and becomes a guitarist in his live band (Presley himself plays keyboards and clarinet in addition to guitar and bass). With Garwood he supports Seasick Steve at his concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015. From 2016 Presley works on his debut album "As The Night Draws In", which is recorded in several sessions in London and in South Wales, he is supported by James Sanford, who has learned among others with the producer legends Tom Lord-Alge as well as Alan Moulder and has already worked with Bloc Party, Placebo, White Lies and Sir Tom Jones. With the 14 songs on this album, released in 2019, he proves that as a musician he cannot be pressed into any fixed category and that he is thus able to combine authentic blues with modern Southern rock components. He describes himself as an "electric blues man", others call his music acid blues, dirty blues rock, electric blues or swamp rock. After a three-year break, his next album "Chaos & Calypso" will now be released in October 2023, on which he reinvents himself and experiments with electronic elements, among other things. John J. Presley is supported by well-known colleagues such as Blood Red Shoes singer Laura-Mary Carter, bassist Tom Herbert (The Invisible) or horn player Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey). - Chaos & Calypso Tour

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