John Butler Trio are an Australian roots/rock band led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. They formed in Fremantle in 1998 with Jason McGann on drums, Gavin Shoesmith. The band’s instrumentalist line up has changed several times over the years, but Butler remains centre stage as lead vocalist.

John Butler Trio found success via the platinum-selling albums Sunrise Over Sea (2004) and Grand National (2007).

Butler was born in Torrance, California, and grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia. His father, who was a blues musician, introduced him to the guitar at an early age. Butler began playing in various bands in his teens, before forming the John Butler Trio in 1998. He is an APRA and ARIA-award-winning musician.

The band has released several studio albums, including  ‘Flesh & Blood’ (2014) and ‘Home’ (2018). They have toured extensively throughout Australia, the United States, and Europe.

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