"I've been listening to Maestro Chatterton's Chiaroscuro over these last weeks. A double album comprising "Pieces" and "Then Again..." and a total cannon of 28, beautifully played tracks. It's all wrapped up in the most elegant of packaging, that's so simple and modest as to be almost be self-effacing. This adds to it making for a tasteful gift for yourself or a significant other. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this work. I had to look up the meaning of the title - inspired! Indeed, within some individual pieces and certainly between them, there are strong contrasts that give an overall sense of depth, collaboration and accompaniment, even though this is an entirely solo work. The intonation between gentle tranquility, through to mellifluous melancholy then playful, joyous animation, is a thing of great beauty. Once played, you miss vocals as much as you would a garish, showy cover. Buy it. ...'
"Severely beautiful" Christine Keating
"Y'know when you've got a mate who's talent stuns you? Meet @johnrchatterton I went to see last him last night in a boss little place called @TheStudioWidnes and was mind blown. Incredible night." Gary Cargill
"Had a great night last night. Was a fantastic show and the artists were superb. John Chatterton you gave an outstanding performance. It was truly great. Thanks for a great evening john" Julie Marsh
"Wanted to say a big thank you to Mr John Chatterton for doing the half hour spotlight set, I have to say what a true artist though and though just a beautiful set." Krystal Cooper
"Truly awe inspiring performance!!" Jay Roberts, BoomPond
"Cracking fella, fantastic musician" Billy Kelly, Radio Merseyside
'Thank you so much for providing the perfect, magical musical backdrop for our special day. A true artist'
Nik & Kim
"Hi John, we have seen you play a number of times around the city. Love the way you 'layer' and build up your tune. Nice to actually chat to you" John Manning
"I'm loving your cd. It's been on in the car since Friday night and it'll be what I'll listen to for weeks and weeks. I love them all! The slide on track 8 is lush (I haven't cross referenced with titles because I've been driving whilst listening) and Rest ye is a lovely one to finish on. The overriding beauty and skill, reminds me very much of Pierre Bensusan. (You probably know of him but I'll attach a Youtube video here just in case you don't.) What a phenomenal talent you are, albeit modestly understated in your personhood" Christine Keating
"It was great to meet you too. I will upload a video of yours to our channel at some point today. I really enjoyed your performance, it blew me away to be honest. I would love the chance to film you more up close to showcase off your skills to the public. It would be great to help youngsters and aspiring musicians to see your skills up close and personal, then upload it for the world to see." Jay Roberts, BoomPond
"When you asked me on Saturday, was that OK? I know I just smiled, nodded and said, yeh. The reason........you'd left me speechless. I knew you were good, but that was something else!"Alison Brade
"What a great guy not just on stage but off too. He really does look the part and plays the guitar like magic" Warren Millar
"John Chatterton... You are amazing.
That was the best jam ever.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank You so much. xxx" Donna Worthington
"Some powerful flamenco styled brilliance from John R Chatterton" Thom Morecroft, Fresh Sessions, Schmooze, Penny Lane, Liverpool
"Thanks so much John your music was wonderful!! You made people feel very special - everyone was blown away by the standard of music on the evening!! Take care and hope to come over soon to the RoB to hear you all again." Deborah Dalby
"Welcome anytime mate, absolute pleasure to have you play" Richard Francis
"We love to find people like you who so enhance the proceedings. Many thanx for your valuable contributions. See you soon i hope.x love to Irene" Sue Blanchard
"the unique talent that is John Chatterton" the Brink, Liverpool
"...followed by some instrumental virtuoso shenanigans from the ever popular John R Chatterton" Derek King
"The best .... Never known the audience to be so quiet whilst an act is on stage ....they were mesmerised !!!"
"And thank you for your company and excellent guitar skills John. Look forward to seeing you in action again! Cheers!" The Lion Village Pub Moulton Cheshire
"Hi John, it's good to met you too. I'm impressed of your skills. Really good pieces you played. Enjoyed" Jakub Solarek
"Hi John Always good to bounce off a true musician as yourself ! truly inspiring..." Daniel Axworthy
"Was fantastic. Highlight of my fortnight . You were brilliant with Jojo and by yourself. I think i heard someone testing out the pin dropping effect. And Tony was delighted to play harp with you" Sue Blanchard
"Thank you so much for coming to play on Thursday, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it & we’ve had fabulous feedback. We hope you will be able to join us again for future events.'" Katie & Dee. Boughton Hall, Chester
"It was the highlight of the night"
'"John was superb!It was a pleasure to see ,hear and meet him..'" Maragaret Earl
"Very good indeed xx"
"I told you. He was amazing as usual. So talented. !!!" Karen Keegan
"I've been listening to Maestro Chatterton's Chiaroscuro over these last weeks. A double album comprising "Pieces" and "Then Again..." and a total cannon of 28, beautifully played tracks. It's all wrapped up in the most elegant of packaging, that's so simple and modest as to be almost self-effacing. This adds to it making for a tasteful gift for yourself or a significant other. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this work. I had to look up the meaning of the title - inspired! Indeed, within some individual pieces and certainly between them, there are strong contrasts that give an overall sense of depth, collaboration and accompaniment, even though this is an entirely solo work. The intonation between gentle tranquility, through to mellifluous melancholy then playful, joyous animation, is a thing of great beauty. Once played, you miss vocals as much as you would a garish, showy cover. Buy it."
"You are very talented on the guitar and i really enjoyed your set - know who to contact if i need a super duper guitarist " Debbie
"It was amazing. Had loads of ppl asking if u were playing again. Thank you. X" Claire
"One of the best performances I've ever seen, by Mr John Chatterton" J J Gleave
"Enjoyed your set last night John, proper noisy! Noisy is a compliment! I loved it" Ste
"John Chatterton shredding @ The Buffs :-D" Nik
"Thanks John, well done to you too, a masterful recovery from a broken string as well, seamless, very impressed, cheers" Barry
"Hey John! Thank you so much for playing on Friday! Your set was immense! You've got skills my good man! skills! We all hope to see you.....soon :)" Elvis For Jay
"hey great to see you play last night John! you're a talented fella cheered my soul after a tough week! x" Jodie
"Aah john you made me go home and study all my scales again!! Mean guitarist you john. Thanks for the kind words. Means a lot that!! Can't beat 3 chords and the truth john!" Darren
"always lovely having you with us John .. especially liked your slide guitar last night!!" Dogstar Rose
"Always enjoy your performances & your technique" Nicholas John Payne
"A fabulous performance JC XX Passion on them strings, great 2 watch xx" Sarah Louise Collins
"John Chatterton tearing down the house at the Buffs! Dude has got skills!" Harlequin Unsworth
"Fucking hell mate, I'm just glad I didn't have to get up after you with just a head full of words, you played the shit out of that guitar, it was like Jimmy Hendrix and Brian May had somehow made a love child and give him things off a spaceship to press with his feet!" Ged Thompson (poet)
"thankyou john, your guitar playing was brilliant, had a good night, hope to see you again:)" Nadine Mcghee
"I contacted Chris Coey at the Poetry Spoke and he had seen you at the Cornmarket last week! He was very impressed saying it was one of the best live solo guitar gigs he's ever seen!" Jim Gordon
"Anyone that wasn't at the Ringer bells tonight, well, you really missed out. I said it was going to be special and it was! John Chatterton and Nadine McGhee, you were both truly fabulous, Thank you, so very much, for coming up and entertaining us. xxx" Jo Jo Gleave
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Liverpool Sound & Vision
"Yep, one of the best so far thanks to new friends John and Nadine not forgetting Junior, Nadines great guitarist. If anyone ever gets the chance to see these guys you have GOT TO GO. Do hope you will all come again soon. Loads a luv Sue" Sue Blanchard
"....an inspirational artist" Sandra Hepworth
"Awesome Art John...you are the man..." Graham Robinson
It's looking so good I can't thank you enough
It's better than I could of ever imagined"
"Just sending a quick message to thank for the painting. Was a total surprise lol and a real shock as it's so good, I haven't had anything like that before, only pics and vids so to get an actually painted representation like that is really amazing. And with it being so good I'm really made up. Got some decorating to do and then it will be taking pride of place." Dylan H
"My picture is stunningly good, it clearly shows the excuberance of youth, the 'new romantic' drunken hippy of the 1990's and the ageing lady, who behind the smile, is determined to grow old quite disgracefully. Thank you so very much, as they say in scouseland 'I'm made up!'" Love Sue W
"Ian Brown 'one love' cool picture - we will without a doubt be back for more...love your work - Take it easy, Keep Painting" Nicky & Bren
"Jimi Hendrix paintings are amazing. True modern classics"
"Bought 2nd John Lennon for Bill's birthday - he's a big Lennon fan and quite artistic himself - loved the words being built into the picture. Pictures were a real find amid Vintage section of Market. Post us a leaflet about yourself. Many thanks and best wishes"
Bill & Marie
"Got Jimi off to a 'fine art' la. No more walls left right now, will build some more & come back to see what wonders you've created"
Hi John, "The website is really good. Sooooo professional. What are you doing to that poor statue. Alison goes to see Il Divo tonight and she is taking the painting for her friend to look at - expect at least another commission" "The picture is an elegant portrait capturing both the personality and an immediate likeness of the band. The group are relaxed but John has captured a physical presence that exudes energy, and anticipates the quality of their music that leads even the supposed non-fan to want to hear more." Alan W
"Van Morrison print has pride of place - it truly is a 'Sweet Thing'. We also have an acrylic painting of Van Morrison. They are both admired & special & part of our home. John's work compliments Van's music - a 'Beautiful Vision'" Vin Yates
"If a picture paints a thousand words then JC's 'Dylan' has to be seen to be believed. The story is in the magnificent detail. A superb piece of art" Ray & Barbara Pownall
"I had been most impressed by the Van Morrison montage & talked about it a lot with friends over here. I never thought I'd have pieces of your work myself. I can't imagine the creativity, huge concentration & hours of fine penmanship your pieces must take. They're wonderful - especially John Lennon who continues to be an inspiration to live life more kindly. Thank you so much" Elsbeth Butterworth, Canada
Hiya John "A fantastic piece of art work by yourself, the lyrics from 'Imagine' by John Lennon are written in such an individual way, the portrait of Lennon is in such fine detail that you can almost touch his face. A unique pen and ink drawing that you could not find anywhere else in the world. Keep up the fantastic work you do for others. Thank you again" Sarah C
"Heart Break Hotel in pen and ink captures every emotion of Elvis, a fascinating piece of art work. I brought the picture as a gift to my mother but I liked it so much that it has remained on my wall. The facial expressions are in such detail you are attracted to the mood of Elvis with every detail, I love the uniqueness of the picture, there has been a lot of time spent creating such a wonderful piece. JC you are a God!!" S Collins
"Thanks so very much for producing a wonderful commission piece for us from photos of our wedding. We love it and folk who see it are amazed at not only the quality and accuracy of your work, but the wonderful way in which you captured our expressions. You are one well talented guy!" Many, many thanks Sue - Uttoxeter
"I just wanted to say thank you, Paul is absolutely loving his guitar lessons, it's awakened something in him and it's great to see when he comes home so excited and when he's practicing, he loves it!!"
"I see no need to change anything. I am happy with the lessons and my teacher! George Jones
"Excellent tutor, relaxed and informal; my daughter has gained great knowledge and understanding of some scales and been able to play some good tunes in the short time John has tutored her" Evonne Irvine
"Very good in terms of being patient with our son, always very flexible with times and days of attendance. Joshua really looks forward to your lessons. I only wish he would practice when you are not here!" A K Alvers
"I find the provision and help provided is brilliant, If help is needed at other times all I have to do is phone and it's never a problem. Really look forward to lesson every week (the highlight!)
Star rating 10/10"
"I would especially like to praise John for his patience and his passion. We feel very comfortable having John in our home and we are grateful that our daughter can have lessons at home"
"I chose john because he was quite local, and he by his description of his experience in teaching would suit me the best. as I am partly deaf, and after an accident my left hand doesn't always work properly.
I must say this was one of my better decisions, it is not like he is teaching me, more like a couple of guys having fun with guitars, but i can't believe how much i have learnt in 3 weeks, and look forward to every lesson...."
"Had my first lesson with john a week or two ago.
Top guy, lovely home and very patient. Will definitely be booking more lessons soon.
"Really impressed with teaching methods - Have come along better each week"
"Learning new things on the guitar, chord scales and different tunings"
"Tutor made each week interesting - tailored to suit individual"