John Carroll is an independent artist from Limerick, Ireland who has been living in Hangzhou, China since 2007. He plays acoustic folk guitar but has a musical background that is rooted in alternative/indie music. He has been writing and performing music as an original artist since 1995.
In 2009, he co-founded Medic Records in Hangzhou, China to help promote and distribute local music. He has also organised national tours (10 cities+) of China for a number of other independent artists affiliated with Medic Records. He has designed album artwork, and has produced music videos and animations for various artists, and also regularly contributes to an online music review blog based in Hangzhou.
As a solo artist he has toured extensively around Far East Asia (mainly China and South Korea) and has performed in some of China's largest music festivals, and venues - Shanghai Midi World and Folk Music Festival 2014, Taihu Midi Festival 2014 and 2015, Hangzhou Xihu Music Festival 2011, and Ningbo Dolphin Music Festival 2011. He has produced three solo albums (recorded in China) and 6 Ep's (recorded worldwide - USA, France, Scotland, Ireland)
Previous to producing his solo music, he has also been involved in a number of bands in Ireland and China -
The Phoenix Prestige - www.thephoenixprestige.bandcamp.com (2007/2011)
Middleclass Housewives - www.myspace.com/middleclasshousewives (2005/2006)
Medic - https://soundcloud.com/medic001/sets/all-the-sins-of-angels (1995/2000)