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Jon Delinger

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Delinger’s interest in music was sparked when, as a child, he started singing in his church choir. Later, he borrowed his brother’s guitar and taught himself the chords he had memorised from watching his brother play. Music from the all-time greats, from Led Zeppelin to the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Metallica and even Chris de Burgh – the records enjoyed by his family – helped to shape his eclectic tastes at this young age.

Today, Delinger’s music is extremely reflective of these early diverse influences. Although he is a self-confessed rock ‘n roll man at heart, he has a passion for distilling the sound of the classics and adding to them the melodies of his own African upbringing, to create a singular musical signature.

“My sound is very much about blending and collaboration,” Delinger explains. This refers not only to his willingness to learn from the contemporary bands he admires, such as Daughtry, AC/DC and even punk rock outfit Good Charlotte, but specifically to his belief that artists can, and should, develop strength from each other – hence the name of his album, Never Walk Alone.

Although Never Walk Alone is a stunning showcase of the talents of this gifted singer, songwriter and musician, he is quick to give credit to the other artists whom, he maintains, have enhanced it through their contributions. These include Michael Naranjo – who also produced the album – on bass, Ryan Schnettler on guitar and Chromium’s Gerard on drums. Delinger, meanwhile, wrote each of the songs, provides vocals and also plays guitar.

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