John Farmer is a Platinum-cut writer and producer who has produced for Island Records/Universal, recorded at Abbey Road Studios and has been nicknamed a "song architect" owing to his ability to build a song to a brief.
John went to Sidcup Art College, then a hive for many of the era's musicians (Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones left just before John joined) and formed a group with his college mates. A tour of university and college gigs followed and included supporting renowned bands The Downliners Sect and The Who as well as Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band at The Marquee club, then in Wardour Street.
Married life and kids led John to put his music career on hold for a number of years before returning to music with renewed vigour. A chance meeting in a recording studio in 1996 led to John's first real break as a songwriter. Irish crooner Daniel O'Donnell was looking for one more song to finish off his album, so John went home, wrote a song and returned to the studio the next day to record a demo. A week later Daniel phoned to say he wanted to record it. The initial album sold over 300,000 copies and the song has gone on to be re-released on several albums and performed on TV in America, now having sold over 500,000 copies around the world.
Flushed with the success of having the first song, he ever pitched, recorded and released John set about songwriting for a living.
John has co-written with major name writers in Nashville and worked as a producer in Abbey Road's Studio 1, Metropolis and Kore studios. He has worked with artists from Hip-Hop to Grime, Blues to Country, Dance to R&B and Pop to Rock with songs released in the USA, Europe and Australia.