Almost by accident, reading my stories aloud morphed into a multi-media live performance a couple of years ago, subsequently becoming the WordSong show. With my good friend and master guitarist, Keith Thompson, I’ve dragged WordSong from bookshop to literary festival, from village hall to pub (always a favourite, that one). Come and see us if you can!


   An evening of Story and Song, Performance and Poetry

WordSong is a unique event, featuring spoken word and musical performance by artists, writers and poets. It presents a vibrant showcase of contemporary storytelling, acoustic music and modern poetry.


Here are links to a couple of my short stories as MP3 files. I hope you enjoy them.

Ghosts of the South



Recycle Yourself

Cheltenham Literary Festival

Performing 'Undertow' at Cheltenham Literary Festival 2011 Performing 'Undertow' at Cheltenham Literary Festival 2011

The New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

 Nicholas John and Keith Thompson performing WordSong Nicholas John and Keith Thompson performing WordSong Nicholas John and Keith Thompson performing WordSong

Moses Wiggins

Moses Wiggins is a collaboration of story and song that combines virtuoso guitar-playing by musician Keith Thompson with traditional and contemporary storytelling by Nicholas John.

WordSong flyerNicholas John and Keith Thompson performing

Here is a  link to a video of Nicholas John and Keith Thompson in action:

And here is a video of them performing Undertow:





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