John Smith


John Smith




John Smith is THE MAN.

We have been working with John since he was in cotton socks, and it's just been mind-blowing to see what was always a promising talent blossom into full-blown virtuoso genius.  John has played at most of our major shows, from garnering our first standing ovation at the Fiction events at FACT all those years ago, to a show-stopping performance at Wave If You're Really There 05 in London - where he also did a wicked collaboration with Ross and Chris from Aisle 16.

John has been praised by tons of legends on his way to legendhood himself - John Martyn, John Renbourne, all the Johns... and his album Map or Direction, recorded and produced in the Deep South, has brought us to our knees many times.

We're proud to have done a lot of John's design over the years, including both his albums. And we'll keep letting him pop round for a hard liquor in the middle of the afternoon.


Mercy are a collection of kind and intelligent individuals, whose twin spheres of expertise are class and elegance. They make my noise look good with their handsome designs. I drop everything to attend their superb multimedia extravaganzas. I am proud to say I cut my teeth on their Liverpool gigs; indeed they have supported me throughout my whole career.

I love Mercy.