John Mernagh is an award winning singer songwriter from Swansea , Wales in the U.K .John's music has been described as acoustic soul with a rocky edge !!. John's primary instrument is acoustic guitar although he can also turn his hand to Piano , Bass , Harmonica and mandolin .
John was 18 when he played his first guitar chord . It was from that age he decided to put music to the songs he had written from when he was only 15 .
John has toured the UK with gigs in London , Liverpool , Manchester , Birmingham , Leicester and Wales .
John's music has always received a great response and was a key factor in his superb cd sales . 500 albums were sold in the first week of its release on myspace in 2006 .
Johns music has received great reviews within the music industry . Having submitted songs to international songwriting contests , Johns music has come out on top of the pile . His song No mans Land was a category winner in "Song of the year" in march 2008 . He was also given a runner up position in the same contest with "Shining star" .
John also had success in the UKSC contest with several finalist and semi finalist positions as well as a very respected runner up position .
With this success on board he was contacted by a music publisher and has pitched several songs to major TV and film companies as well as other artists .
Amicus battle of britain semi finalist 2004
Live and unsigned 2010 area finalist (solo act)
RAW magazine interview 2010
Indie islands magazine review 2007
Live radio performance ONFM LONDON X2
27 radio plays on major stations including bbc radio wales , nation radio , the wave and real radio .
List of Song credits
No mans land (canadian compilation cd )
Lost (indie movie "strange isnt it")
run to the sun ( UKSC runner up)
No mans land (Song of the year , march 2008 category winner )
Shining star (Song of the year , category runner up )