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Music for Film, TV, Commercials, Corporate, Online Videos

Industry professionals wanting to use John's music we have a special web page and music player designed just for you to easily and instantly listen to John's music. Please visit this page Music For Film & TV which you can also find in the main Music menu above.

Welcome Back to Reality 

10 track album © P 2008. Acoustic guitar based rock seasoned with country, folk and blues. After winning national and international accolades, Weston's latest effort continues to deliver, from the cajun-flavoured 'Whatever Makes You Happy' to the Sheryl Crowesque 'Believe In Yourself' on to the epic self-discovery song 'Welcome Back To Reality'. It continues with 'Let Your Life Begin', revealing shades of Paul Rodgers. Rootstime Europe says Weston's only cover version on the album, 'Waltzing Matilda', '...should be added to the gallery of the greatest'. The music works on screen too, with songs played on Channel 9's 'The Voice Australia. Listen to the album below.

CD $20 Including Postage

Hope Harbour

13 track album © P 2004. Includes 'Last Days Of Summer' which won the Australian National Songwriting Contest 2005 (rock category) and 'Brothers and Sisters' which received highest level Honourable Mention in 2006 Billboard World Songwriting Contest. Last Days Of Summer also scored in the top 20 at Unisong World Songwriting Contest 2005...the competition that gave birth to songwriters Jimmy Buffet, Mick Fleetwood, Burt Bacharach and Bonnie Raitt. Listen to the album below.

CD $20 Including Postage

Road To Victory

CD single written by John Harley Weston and Sandy Jones for the mighty Brisbane Lions AFL team (Aussie rules football). Released via Festival/Mushroom records. © 1999 John Harley Weston and P 1999 Festival Records Fido. All Rights Reserved. No longer for sale.

Frontier

In 2006, after fans of Frontier, John's old UK band, demanded new songs, John and guitarist Brian Cunningham collaborated again to write 'Be Careful What you Wish For'. In the 90's Frontier were signed to Phonogram alongside Texas, Wet Wet Wet, Dire Straits and Robert Plant. After recording with the legendary Steeley Dan producer Gary Katz amongst others, Frontier toured stadiums supporting Wet Wet Wet, released 2 singles and recorded a great album. The band split in 1992 but what makes this collaboration interesting is that Weston was in Australia and Cunningham was in Scotland. To hear more Frontier music go to http://www.myspace.com/thebandfrontier

Our Backyard

John's song 'Last Days Of Summer' (co-written by Tony Beard) from the album Hope Harbour is featured on this cool compilation album highlighting quality recordings of Beaudesert Shire artists. Released by Beau FM radio (Feb/Mar 2005) in conjunction with CBF, distributed by AMRAP to over 300 community radio stations Australia-wide. Call your local community station and request the song.

Our Backyard

Show Casing Different Production Styles

Two versions of the same song' I Believe In Magic'. A pop version followed by rock version, both written, produced and performed by John Harley Weston. © P 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Working With Other Songwriters

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Compilation of 5 songs in this order:
© P 2011 So Beautiful (words and music by Chris Miles & Luke Damsma. Vocals by John Harley Weston)
© P 2011 Living The Dream (words by Chris Miles & music and vocals by John Harley Weston.
© P 2011 Where Are You Now (words and music by Kevin Schipke. Vocals by John Harley Weston)
© P 2011 Let Go The Dogs Of War (words and music by Kevin Schipke. Vocals by John Harley Weston)
© P 2011 Build Up Australia (words and music by Kevin Schipke. Vocals by John Harley Weston)

Live Acoustic - Soundbytes

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© P 2007 A compilation of some live acoustic tunes - including Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now', Sam Cooke's 'Wonderful World', Paul Kelly's 'To Her Door', The Beatles 'Blackbird' and CCR's 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain'. All with John Harley Weston's original sound.

Listen to Some Radio Interviews

 ABC Interview February 2009 - Waltzing Matilda
BBC Radio Scotland - Waltzing Matilda
BBC Radio Scotland - Whatever Makes You Happy
Radio 2 RDJ FM 2008 - I'll Never Leave You Lonely

Sat 29th June

Winter Harvest Festival
Aratula Community Sports Complex
Carter Road, Aratula, Queensland (nr Boonah)
John performs twice - from 11:45 to 12:45pm and 3:15pm to 4:15pm

A family friendly country festival from 12noon to 5pm
as part of the Scenic Rim's 'eat local' week' theme to
celebrate the regions premium food and wine - for
farmers, producers, residents and visitors to enjoy
$10 adults (kids under 12 free)

Click here for more details on the Scenic Rim Regional Council website

Tue 23rd April

Private Function
The Centre, Beaudesert
'Show Us your Arts'
Arts Dinner Event
View The Centre, Beaudesert website

Sun 3rd March

Private Function
The Escarpment Retreat
Tamborine Mountain
View the The Escarpment Retreat website

Fri 25th January 2013

Private Function
The Centre, Beaudesert
John is performing at the Australia Day Awards & Ceremony
 For Scenic Rim Regional Council
View The Centre, Beaudesert website

 

View list of past gigs here

View sample list of cover songs here