John Bliss is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/music producer/artist specialised in the 1960s and the 1970s songwriting and recording techniques. He started playing classical violin at the age of three and painting at the age of six. At the age of fourteen, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in composing pop music.
After having played extensively as a singer-songwriter in London's underground music scene for many years, he finally set up his own record label 'Sundial Records' in 1994. In the same year, he met Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks during Sir Ray's weeklong songwriting workshop in Norfolk, UK and improved his songwriting skills and started playing the piano. He also met Vic Keary (legendary sound engineer, inventor and founder of Thermionic Culture) at Chiswick Reach Studios in London, UK during his recording sessions with Vic's precious vintage/valve recording equipment that built the foundation of his own unique 60s influenced sound.
During his stay in India for a decade, he continued writing music and arranged many songs mostly from the 1960s while studying Indian classical music and Tibetan sacred music. He formed Clockwork Flowers with Anthea Bliss in 2005 in the Himalayas.
In the late 2007, he returned to the world and has been trying to achieve his own distinctive vintage/analogue sound with his MacBook. His songs were awarded at Mike Pinder’s (The Moody Blues) Songwars Songwriting Competition in 2010 and 2011.