“Rob Johnston is a guitar player of supreme quality as the sound he generates from just a steel stringed guitar is astounding. Awesome guitar technique. Johnston isn’t just a high-class guitarist but a fine singer-songwriter as well.” Folking.com
“..confident and joyous ..fluid and reflective (and appropriately reminiscent of Martin Simpson without being cloned. Such individual, engaging and assured playing is always a pleasure to listen to.” Folk-on-Tap Magazine.
“Fantastic…an absolute pleasure” BBC Radio Solent.
“He played brilliantly.. a truly stellar performer…He’s the best guitarist I’ve heard in years!..The man is a genius! audience comments at Petersfield WriteAngle Poetry and Music Cabaret 2010.
“Staggering playing…a blistering session. He is a mighty, mighty fine player.” Phil Jackson, South Live, BBC Southern Counties Radio.
Rob Johnston is a unique guitarist who blends his brilliant technique with different playing styles and influences. He performs at the cutting edge of an evolving tradition of acoustic guitar playing that stretches from Bert Jansch to Pierre Bensusan drawing on classical, world and folk roots. His compositions and songs travel into unusual musical territory, evading comparison or familiarity.
Guest appearances include:
Broadstairs Folk Week, Swanage Folk Festival, Christchurch Folk Festival, Leamington Peace Festival, Chichester Festival Fringe, Lewes International Guitar Festival, Southsea Folk Festival, Winchester Folk Festival, Fareham Easter Folk Festival, Romsey Beggars Fair, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Salisbury Art Centre, Chichester Centre For Arts, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Fernham Hall Fareham, Railway FC Portsmouth, Nonsuch FC Bishops Waltham, Foc’sle FC Southampton, The Talking Heads Southampton, The Lights Andover, Salisbury Folk Festival, Live on BBC Radio Solent, Live on BBC Southern Counties Radio.
Rob can be seen performing here.
More of Rob’s music can be found on Myspace.