Jon Fletcher is a musician, singer, songwriter, music tutor and producer based in Oxford, England. A multi-instrumentalist specialising in acoustic instruments (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica and keys), he combines influences from the traditional music of Britain and beyond with blues, jazz and a pop sensibility.
Jon currently plays with Kismet, Magpie Lane and Lisa Fitzgibbon’s Power Folk Quartet, as well as solo and fronting the Jon Fletcher Trio. His first solo album A Month In The Summer was released in 2007, while a 2nd and 3rd are in the pipeline.
Jon’s musical career began in earnest as a member of 90s roots-pop group Epona (together with siblings Kate and Colin and fiddler/singer Nancy Kerr). Since then he’s been involved in numerous ventures both on and off-stage. Well-known in the Oxford music scene, he’s performed in more lineups than he can remember, promoted gigs, worked for Park Records, taught and mentored a whole generation of young musicians through teaching work and 9 years at the helm of the Ark T Youth Music Project, while his skill and sympathetic approach in the studio has led to him producing numerous recordings for other artists.
Additional to his performing, Jon currently teaches guitar privately, in schools around Oxford and for Crisis UK, runs band workshops with Drumbeats and Oxfordshire County Music Service, and together with brother Colin runs Starling Audio, offering recording and production to independent artists from their North Oxfordshire studio.
He lives in East Oxford with his wife, their two children and an ever-expanding collection of musical instruments.