John Rankin

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS: Opened for John Legend, chosen by Spin Magazine to play SXSW, chosen to play NAMM, and named Best Performance of the Year by the WestCoast Songwriters NW Chapter. ​​​Originally from Portland, Oregon he moved to Southern California due to the success of his live shows, which are typically described as upbeat, fun, unique and rhythmic. In the past two years, he has developed a highly sought after sound, where he frequently uses a loop pedal to mix beats, vocal harmonies and violin solos throughout his performances. Last year, he played NAMM, SeaWorld's Seven Seas Festival, numerous clubs in San Diego's Gaslamp District, and some of the top wineries in the Southern California area, averaging 18 shows per month. He has self-released and produced several albums to date and is currently working on his fourth album.

GENRE: Rhythmic Soul, Pop, Acoustic Rhythm & Blues
SOUNDS LIKE: Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Lindsey Stirling
YEARS ACTIVE: 2012 - present
NUMBER OF SHOWS PLAYED: over 600

SAMPLE OF COVER SONGS: Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Uptown Funk (Mars / Ronson), Budapest (George Ezra), Can't Feel My Face (Weeknd), Better Together (Jack Johnson), Nuthin But A G Thang (Snoop / Dre), Lovely Day (Bill Withers), Country Roads (John Denver), Heartless (Kanye West), Crazy (Gnarls Barkley), Dock on the Bay (Otis Redding), 21 Questions (50 cent), Crazy Love (Van Morrison), Perfect (Ed Sheeran), Peaches and Cream (311), The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars), Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley), Your Body is a Wonderland (John Mayer), Whatever You Like (T.I), Young, Dumb and Broke (Khalid), I'm Yours (Jason Mraz), Stuck in the Middle with You (Stealer's Wheel)...

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