With his whisky-drenched vocal, incendiary guitar style and hypnotic stage presence, John E. Vistic is a well-known figure on the Bristol and West Country live circuit. Inspired by great song writers such as Cave, Cohen and Dylan as well as guitar bands, like The Drones, The Stooges, and Dinosaur Jr, John E Vistic’s mission is to deliver powerful and iconic rock n roll songs with a raw and bleeding heart.
John E Vistic’s new album ‘Modern Love’ was recorded straight to tape at Bristol’s Toybox Studios by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey) and produced by Paul Corkett (Nick Cave, The Cure, The Horrors). ‘Modern Love’ is an epically amped-up album of dark love songs and familial meditations played with electrifying power by Vistic’s legendary rock n roll band – Adam Coombs (Keys, Backing Vox) Guy Fowler (Bass), and Dan Clibery (Drums) with additional vocals from Daisy Chapman (Crippled Black Phoenix).
A tremendous 12 months in 2009 started with JEV slaying their competitors at the Michael Eavis-judged Rockstar Bands competition, in which the band performed at the Pilton Party in front of 4,000 people alongside Dizzee Rascal and Florence and the Machine. Part of the band’s prize was to be the first band announced on the line-up for Glastonbury 2010 where they played three shows during the weekend including a set on the BBC Introducing stage which led long-term fan, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson to declare them “the uncrowned kings of the West Country”.