John Anaya is a Songwriter...

and has been since the disillusioned teen years that formed the lifelong passion and his own personal soul-saving craft. Music is everything to him, his voice, his freedom, his hope. Music is all the good stuff, the important stuff that feeds us. 

John has played in bands since high school and quickly defined himself as a creator, a composer and band leader who learned the language of music organically and honestly, in the rehearsal room, the bedroom and literally a wood shed. This path led to performing, touring and recording. He has written hundreds of songs for bands, theatre shows, comedy and his own solo releases. John has released 5 solo albums and several singles since 2002 on his own label, Olao Records and, to some degree, recorded in his studio Humpback Recording. 

John's ability to touch on personal themes of love, hope, loss and a keen eye on the present and current affairs have saved him and given others a place to face the many emotions that come with these challenging times. That is his strength. Emotive, real, organic and in your face songwriting. Accompanied by his masterful guitar playing the new album, "Change Will Come" is that. This record is an honest collection of new songs of love, loss and redemption played simply and beautifully, produced with sincerity and a no-frills approach. 

John performs often and plans to tour in support of "Change Will Come". Thanks for visiting and thank you for your support!

Special exclusive pre-release "Change Will Come" full length album for Subscribers and here on the website available November 27, 2018



Live at the Voodoo Rooms

LIve from Edinburgh, with Juanjo Mata on Harmonica and Ben Errington on fiddle. Captures the sound of the new album. Enjoy!


Captains VLOG

Two songs and Interview

This is a recent interview I did with Haverin' productions in my Edinburgh haunt, The Captains Bar. Includes two songs from my new album, "Change Will Come", the songs "The Old Man By The Sea" and "I Will Never Let Go" are performed solo acoustic. Interview by Colin Bartie.


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JOHN ANAYA MUSIC has a limited run of signed "Change Will Come" CD's! With full color lyric book. Beautiful package. Send a note via the Paypal account, include your mailing address and walaa!! The CD will be shipped directly to you! FREE SHIPPING IN UK AND EUROPE, all other countries please add £3 for shipping.


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