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John Sharkey


Me & Julio

Let Her Cry

Brown Eyed Girl

Jack and Diane

2024 GIGS

Please see John’s public gigs below. He is booked for private parties as well, so please contact him for availability.

6-7 April

Surrey Hills Spring Festival
Playing both weekend days on and off from 10am – 5pm

12 April (FRI.)

PizzaExpress – Guildford – Live Sessions
Playing from 7pm – 9pm

19 May (SUN.)

Farnham Sustainability Festival 2024
Playing in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham. Times to be confirmed. See link for details!

1 June (Sat.)

Cranleigh’s Surrey Hills Artisan Market
Playing from 11am to 2pm

2 November (Sat.)

Cranleigh’s Surrey Hills Artisan Market
Playing from 11am to 2pm

Happy Together

Brian Wilson

Stir it Up


Singer, guitarist, and harmonica player John Sharkey strives to provide a fun environment for those listening. From festive and “party charging” to soft and soothing, he plays quality acoustic rock with a huge repertoire of recognizable songs that are great for pubs, parties, and events.

John Sharkey

In the summer of 2011, John moved from Florida to just outside Farnham in England’s beautiful Surrey countryside. Since then he has been playing local pubs, events, parties, and weddings. He looks forward to playing at your upcoming party or venue!

John Sharkey

Past Gigs

John has played for the following fine organisations and people in either public gigs or private parties:

  • Home Builders Association of Central Florida
  • Hot Olives Restaurant
  • Humane Society
  • Hunton, Brady, Pryor, Maso Architects
  • Jungle Jim’s
  • Logan’s Bistro
  • Mulvaney’s
  • Munitions Carriers Conference
  • Orlando Magic
  • Parachute Industry Association
  • Pizza Express, Guildford
  • (The) Princess Royal
  • (The) Queen’s Head
  • Scruffy Murphy’s Pub
  • Slingapours
  • (The) Station House
  • St. Margaret Mary Church
  • Steamers Riverside
  • Surrey Hills Wood Fair (2019, 2020)
  • Indian River Festival – Brevard Chamber of Commerce
  • UCF Athletics
  • UCF Alumni Association (Homecoming)
  • Universal Studios Florida – Jaws Ride (Get the connection?)
  • Urban Flats Bar & Restaurant
  • U.S. Coastguard Auxilary
  • Valencia Community College
  • Winter Garden Music Fest
  • (The) Woolpack
  • YMCA



Here from those that have booked!

A huge thank you from us John for such magnificent performances and creating a great atmosphere and for all your energy and skill over the whole weekend. I know that you had great feedback and engagement from audiences and we also had wonderful feedback from visitors. Thank you!

Executive Director

Surrey Hills Enterprises, Surrey Hills Wood Fair

John’s catalogue of music is sure to please. From easy listening hits to the classics, he covers them all. We threw a 70’s party and he managed to incorporate his own unique sound into funk and disco that had the whole crowd dancing. From soothing background acoustics to party charging songs, John has something for every situation.

John B.

Longwood, FL

John, you have been a hit ever since we heard you! You have played at several of our events and you are always exactly what we want. Guests of all ages continually compliment your services! It has been a pleasure working with you, and we greatly appreciate your tremendous talent and professionalism. If you ever need a reference please let us know!

David and Lauralyn H.

Titusville, FL

I first heard Sharkey play in a local coffee shop and instantly loved his style. When my husband and I started planning our wedding, I knew right away one thing we wouldn’t disagree about was asking Sharkey to play at our reception. I had such a wonderful time and I owe some of that to Sharkey. He created an upbeat festive atmosphere. He incorporated several songs that I requested ahead of time and filled the rest of the afternoon with songs of his choice. Everything was perfect. I received so many compliments afterwards of what a great musician we had. Thanks, Sharkey for being part of one of the Happiest days of my life. You were Awesome!

Christina H.

Lake Mary, FL

John is the kind of person that does well in any setting. We have hired John for private parties many times and many of our friends have hired him from being a guest. From formal to more laid back, John has always been able to have to right music and make each party a great success. I would recommend John to anyone as long as it does not interfere with one of our events.

Frederic G.

Orlando, FL

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