John Spence Interview

John Spence Interview

By Nigel Sharpe for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show

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Fans of what some might call “Country With A Twist” may remember that lively Sydney outfit from the 1990s, The Fargone Beauties. The band was a happy accident, formed in the early 90s when John rounded up local mates James Gillard and Terry Murray for one gig (with Tommy Emmanuel on drums), and the rest, as they say, is (twisted) history.

The Fargs later hit the studio and recorded a batch of songs for fun, including their “thrashgrass” take on rock classics Wild Thing and Hey Joe, both of which garnered regular airplay on Sydney FM radio.

The band released four albums, performed on countless TV shows, played all the pubs and clubs, and scared the life out of audiences at every major country music festival in Australia. More on The Fargone Beauties way down below.

Now, after many years working on the production side of music, events & TV, John has re-entered the studio to record 12 tracks – original songs that have been taking form for some time, but had not been properly documented until now. The songs sit happily in the field of modern country rock, with a bluesy edge, lots of guitars and big vocal harmonies.

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