Blues, Soul, Rock n Roll, Hawaiian Steel & Slack Key Like No Other
An accomplished, versatile musician, Colin commands the stage with both his guitar prowess and passionate singing. He is equally at home and engaging playing both acoustic and electric styles.
Based on The Big Island of Hawai’i, Colin John,”The Transpacific Bluesman” is internationally regarded and recognized as a unique musician, possessing world class skills on acoustic, resonator and electric guitars.
As a slide player, Colin’s facility at both lap and bottleneck styles as well as his formidable fingerpicking skills are impressive. His command and synthesis of genres including blues, soul, rock and roll and Hawaiian was described by the British music magazine Mojo as, “Ferociously entertaining funked-up R&B” by Blues Revue Magazine as, “Mississippi Meets Maui” and Guitar Player Magazine said,
”This is what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded like if he abandoned the rat race, moved to Hawaii, taken up surfing and let the sun and waves bestow their laid-back highs.”
2016-2017 finds Colin playing internationally in both solo acoustic performances,with his electric power trio, The Colin John Band, as well as acoustic duo and electric band shows with longtime collaborator Long Tall Deb.
In addition to live performances, Colin works with the Maui-based Arts Education for Children Group helping children to realize their musical ambitions through learning about music and performing.