Jon Byrne is one of those artists with the built-in desire to succeed. Having battled addiction, he’s sorted himself out, finding salvation in his family and his music. Jon caught the eye of Mick Jones from The Clash, while he was doing a video shoot London Portobello Road. Jones immediately booked Jon for his Carbon Casino bash that night, which went so well that he returned for every subsequent Carbon Casino event, and spent several months recording with Mick and his entourage, both on stage and in the studio. Since that time he’s gone on to grace the stage with such artists as Billy Bragg, I Am Kloot, The Wombats and more.
‘Byrne tackles tough reality with splenetic attack, black humour, and colourful dramatic songs…this is rock from the rough end of the streets, delivered with guts and passion.’
Check out Jon singing the very haunting, ‘Endless Empathy’, recorded at Abbey House, Barrow-in-Furness, back in May this year: