Distinctive blues guitarist Will Johns will be performing in Deal next week

PUBLISHED: 16:28 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 17 March 2016

Will Johns

Will Johns


He will perform songs from his new album.

Distinctive blues guitarist and singer Will Johns will be performing in Deal during his tour of the UK.

The tour coincides with the release of his third album - Something Old, Something New, which is due to be released on April 15.

“I’ve tried to do something like it says on the tin,” he explained.

“There’s a track on there that’s definitely a borrowed one, there’s some songs from right at the beginning and then there’s some new songs from over the last year or so.”

Mr Johns has a strong musical background, teaching himself how to play the guitar when he was 15 years old.

His father is renowned record producer Andy Johns and his uncle is singer Eric Clapton, who is well-known for iconic hits such as Layla and Tears In Heaven.

Mr Johns said that his family members had had a positive influence on him.

“Growing up my parents, my mum especially, had a great tape collection,” he said.

“I taught myself to play by putting on those tapes and playing guitar to those records. I definitely taught myself by ear.”

And he was encouraged and supported by his influential uncle.

“It was really amazing,” he said.

“Especially during my first gig at school, when we were raising money for charity.

“All of a sudden this great big Marshall amp appeared. It was one of his and he’d sent it over so that we could do the concert.”

Mr Johns knew he wanted to pursue a career in music from a young age.

“I went to college in Oxford and did a performing arts course.

“I think I have always been a bit of a show off, I knew I wanted to perform one way or another.”

He released his first solo album - Count On Me - in 2008 and Hooks and Lines in 2012.

Mr Johns will be performing at the Astor Theatre on Thursday (March 24).

The show will start at 8pm and tickets are £15.

For further details or to book you can visit

For more information about Mr Johns’ music visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kent News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kent News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kent News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

Wed, 14:31

Stanford Parish Council chair Matthew Webb has led the fight against the proposals since they were first announced in 2015

Wed, 11:14

KCC faces a drastic shortage in Year 7 places in the town over the next few years

Friday, November 10, 2017

Water levels have lowered significantly in recent days

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Temporary cuts to services have been in place since June and are not likely to return until the new year

Digital edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
Kent Life Food & Drink awards 2016. Open for entries.

Most read

Local business directory

Kent's trusted business finder