haze music solo performer geelong john stephensen

Guitar & Vocals

For a seasoned performer of the highest calibre you can't go past John Stephenson for your next event! Solo, Duo or full band...

John Stephensen has been performing on a variety of musical stages since childhood. From the age of 5 John was classically trained in piano through AMEB and Trinity College, London and performed in a variety of roles in musical theatre.

At the age of twelve he picked up his sisters acoustic guitar and taught himself to play. The guitar became a passion which led him to a professional career as a musician and vocalist. He has toured the East Coast of Australia performing in numerous venues and has held residencies at a number of Queensland venues including the Treasury Casino, Rydge’s Capricorn Resort, and Heron Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef.

His voice has been heard on commercial radio advertising and on the many recordings of the bands that he has performed with.

As a member of the renowned Celtic Rock Band, Hot Toddy, he recorded a number of CD’s and the band were invited to record the Irish tunes for the “Music Inspired by the Titanic” which received Platinum Status and a subsequent award from their record company. The band were constantly in demand on the Irish Pub circuit in South East Queensland, they played the Woodford Folk Festival and toured Europe playing Irish Pubs and Summer Festivals in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

After moving to Victoria at the beginning of 2012 he returned to the musical theatre stage performing in Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Company’s “Oliver”, Geelong Lyric’s “Phantom of the Opera” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” and was seen on TV in “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.” And has performed at the Ocean Grove Christmas Carols.

John can perform as a solo artist, as a duo with the amazingly talented Kimberlee Bone or as a full band that can cater to intimate performances to a fully pumping party band that will have any crowd up and moving.

His set list is enormously varied and includes songs from Michael Buble, Jack Johnson, Crowded House, Maroon 5, Pete Murray, U2, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Stray Cats, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Elvis, Ed Sheeran and Chris Isaak

DEMO Free Fallin'

DEMO Valerie (live)

DEMO Can't Help Falling In Love

DEMO More Than Words

DEMO - Original by John's country trio Nebraska Red "Early Morning Lies"

Sample Songlist


A couple of VIDEO Snippets from some recent Live Gigs...