award winning songwriter
  • Interviews & Performances

Television Interview

A short 3 minute Channel 9 television interview with John Harley Weston after winning the Australian National Songwriting Contest (2005 - rock category). Includes a hot jam session with Australian icon John 'Swanee' Swan (Jimmy Barnes' brother) and acclaimed Canadian slide guitarist Kirk Lorange

Welcome Back To Reality & Brothers And Sisters - The Centre, Beaudesert

John Harley Weston performs two original songs 'Welcome Back To Reality' and 'Brothers And Sisters' at an Arts Dinner at The Centre in Beaudesert, Queensland, April 2013. (video courtesy of Gary Poole of The Escarpment Resort Tamborine Mtn)

 

Waltzing Matilda - at Escarpment Resort Tamborine Mountain

John Harley Weston performs his version of the classic Australian song, Waltzing Matilda, at the beautiful Escarpment Resort on Tamborine Mountain for a visiting delegation of Tourism Industry professionals to promote the region. The event was organised by the resort's entrepreneurial owner Gary Poole, who won the Scenic Rim business person of the year. As you can hear the big room has a lot of natural reverb. (video recorded March 2013)



Waltzing Matilda - American Style

Few Australians know the iconic Australian song 'Waltzing Matilda' is owned by an American publishing company. An Australian movie wanted to use John Harley Weston's version of Waltzing Matilda (which is on his album Welcome Back To Reality) but the US publishing company asked for $10,000. The writer Banjo Patterson will be turning in his grave....he only got 5 pounds for the song. Needless to say the movie didn't happen.....so John did a spoof of the song called 'Y'all Have A Nice Day - Was Waltzing Matilda'. Here it is.....

 



I Hear The Whispers

In 2013 John composed the music for the video book 'I Hear The Whispers' featuring Kangaroo Island photos by Wendy Buick.

 

 



Acoustic In The Park at the Piazza Part 1

Award winning singer-songwriter John Harley Weston performs 3 songs at the inaugral Acoustic In The Park at the Piazza (Southbank Brisbane) organised by Southbank Corporation to show off original singer-songwriters in the Brisbane area. (2006) Australia. Part 1 shows the song 'Beautiful Day in The City' featured on the album Hope Harbour. John is joined on stage by long time guitarist Pete Devine.

 





Acoustic In The Park at the Piazza Part 2

Part 2 of Acoustic In The Park shows the song 'Wouldn't Miss A Day' featured on the album 'Welcome Back To Reality'. John is joined on stage by long time guitarist Pete Devine.

 

 





Acoustic In The Park at the Piazza Part 3

Part 3 of Acoustic In The Park shows the song 'Welcome Back To Reality' featured on the album 'Welcome Back To Reality'. John is joined on stage by long time guitarist Pete Devine.









Australia Day

John Harley Weston performs with long time guitarist Pete Devine at The Queensland Premier's Australia Day celebrations at Southbank Piazza, Brisbane (2007). Song 'Beautiful Day In The City' off the album 'Hope Harbour'. It's only half the song but it's nice to have the footage, thanks to fan Angela.