Press / EPK

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Below are a range of assets including biog, album press release, access rider, photos and music links for journalists, DJs and producers.

If you require any further information please just get in touch.


John Kelly is a warm, funny, passionate musician with over 30 years’ live experience. He is a lover and a (non-violent) fighter for equality, inclusion and human rights.

His songwriting sits alongside that of his heroes and peers; containing all the compassion and conviction of Woody Guthrie, the fiery passion of Billy Bragg and the imaginative storytelling of Ian Dury and The Blockheads.

John has fired up crowds at venues ranging from protests and South London pubs to the Paralympic opening ceremony, where he played alongside Orbital and Sir Ian McKellen.

He has also starred onstage and on screen in the likes of Graeae Theatre Company’s ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and this year’s BBC drama ‘Then Barbara Met Alan’.

John Kelly released his debut album Better Late Than Never on 9 September 2022.

JK’s Gig Go’ers Digital Access Pack

There is a range of assets available to support inclusion and access – Click here for my Gig Goers Access Pack. Always visit the venue’s own access information for access details/bookings at the venue for each gig.

This pack includes extra stuff like; our lyrics songbook, audio description of the band, a ‘songs in picture’ pdf and a social story/what to expect guide.

If you have any questions about accessibility then please get in touch – email


High-res images for publication can be found here (via Dropbox)

Album Press Release


Links to the full album can be found here:


“a rollercoaster of emotion…foot stomping bangers, personal tales of political struggle & beautifully crafted folk songs
– Tom Besford, English Folk Expo

“A force of nature…has to be seen and heard to be believed”.
– Dave Chamberlain, Acoustic Routes

– Simon Minty

“That last song is going to be in my head all night!”
– Mundy