Over the last three decades Lanarkshire based singer/songwriter John Hinshelwood's finely crafted, country tinged songs have firmly established his reputation as a writer and performer of distinction. He has worked with, among others, ex Byrd Gene Parsons, and legendary Scottish songwriter Rab Noakes, and shared a stage with many distinguished artistes including Roger McGuinn, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, and Kate Campbell.
His live appearances have included Celtic Connections, Highland Festival, Wembley Country Festival, Perth's Southern Fried Festival, and Summertyne Festival in Newcastle, in addition to headlining at most of the main folk clubs in Scotland and many other venues across the folk/country/Americana music scene. His CDs "Holler til Dawn"(2002), and "Shattered Pleasures"(2009), the latter a collaboration with Canadian singer Sandra Gellatly, received widespread critical acclaim, and a new recording "Lowering The Tone", released in April 2014, has also met with similar universal approval ratings. A track from the CD "What's Left is what's right" reached number 4 in the British/Irish Independent Country music chart.
The current line-up of the John Hinshelwood Band is - John Hinshelwood - acoustic guitar, vocals Tim Black - acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, vocals Ed McGlone - bass, Chapman stick, vocals.