award winning songwriter


John Harley Weston is an award winning songwriter and musician. Originally from Scotland, he now lives on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia. He has won the Australian National Songwriting Contest (rock category), has received accolades from Unisong and Billboard World Songwriting Contests and worked with some of the cream of the music industry including Gary Katz (Steeley Dan), Kenny McDonald (Texas), Adam Moseley (U2, Wolfmother, Lenny Kravitz), Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) and Tony Beard (Jeff Beck, Hall and Oates). John's music is akin to Paul Rodgers, Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and vintage Neil Diamond..... read more.

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Competitive World

How dare he wander off rock's beaten path! Naughty boy! Award winning songwriter John Harley Weston's latest single 'Competitive World' (2024) is an electronic, synth-pop, techno-rock, dance collaboration with his long time friend, producer Sandy Jones of Foundry Music Lab. With tones of Underworld, New Order and Kraftwerk it could be a banger! The video features Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon in his Berlin Studio Lost But Found. Douglas and John produced and directed the video.

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