takes me back to the real days of bedsit heroes and singer/songwriters who can put over emotion and tell stories… gentle and impassioned… in a world filled with music that is loud, boastful and completely ignores the listener, this is a wonderful relief, an album that talks to the listener

Music News

intelligent, thoughtful and involved songs that draw you in… an engaging and enjoyable collection

R2 Magazine

a rich, varied soundscape… John’s voice can be smooth and delicate but is more often big and forceful… Restless is an album full of exquisite pain


songs to captivate … rousing and anthemic … an utterly accessible collection of subjective, openhearted, and honest musings, full of humour and humanity.


… weaves together folk-rock with Americana feel to create a distinctive and immediate sound… passionate intensity and swelling arrangements… reviews are always subjective, but this is something special

R2 Magazine

an open, flexible collection… by turn poetic and philosophical… Forrester is wise enough to have inherent balance… decent


a musician’s musician, and a fine performer in his own right. John has an easy relaxed delivery, an unshowy guitar style and an infectious personality which shines through. Catch him if you can, you won’t be disappointed

Hove Folk Club

Forrester may not have the wider recognition as some of his peers and contemporaries, but, as this insightful and open album proves, he’s no less a talent

Folk Radio UK

in a world of his own…

Beat Magazine

some of the most stunningly articulate songs you’ll hear anywhere from anyone. An acoustic backdrop brimming with passion, ideas & invention …

R2 Magazine

Great songwriter, great lyrics… distinctive & immediate… from the opening song he had the audience straight away… for a guy on his own… in the palm of his hand

The Wood & The Wire Radio Show