John Farmer is a bass player/composer who has been playing, writing, recording and
performing since 1968. This website allows you to download and stream music from
various periods in his career, including all work recorded during recent years.
Recorded between 2005 and 2013, ‘Now As Then’ is created in the style of a two-sided
vinyl L.P. and was recorded using both analogue and digital recorders.
‘Two Tone Zodiac’ carries on this journey of self expression through personal composition
with all instrumentation, recording and production being done in-house.
This was followed by ‘Garage Trash’, being a complete contrast of a fully instrumental
production heavily influenced by the music of the 50’s and early 60’s.
Next came ‘November Songs’ which, like all the other albums here, is available for
Then we had ‘Rocking In Space’ to give you some authentic 50’s and 60’s sounds.
The newest offering is ‘The Blues Of Charlie Patton’ which explores a whole different
The Orchestra From The East is the house band of the Bassic Recording Company which
is John’s studio in the North East of England.
On the feature pages for these albums you will find a music player to enable you
to listen to a streaming version of the album along with a Zip file of each full
album complete with PDF information booklet to enable you to download and make your
The website also features music from The Ghostdancers, a collaboration with writer,
singer and guitarist, Dave Coulson. At present 4 CD’s are available, having been
recorded from 2000 onwards. Ghostdancers perform live as a trio and can be seen at
various North East venues.
Historical material includes The Steve Brown Band, Stripped Down and The Squad, (recordings
from vinyl to follow soon in digital format).
John Farmer endorses Fender Bass Guitars and uses Precision and Jazz Bass in fretless
and fretted forms. In performance, he uses Trace Elliot, HARTKE and Phil Jones Bass
Amplifiers and Electro Voice speakers. The Bassic Recording Company uses both analogue
and digital TASCAM recorders.