John Wines, a guitarist from the South of the UK, “rocked” the stage of America’s Got Talent. America’s Got Talent is back for season 18 and the audition to find the act who will be hailed the best has begun. The first episode of the show began on 30 May.
In the 13 June episode, viewers met John. When John entered the AGT stage during his audition, all four judges Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel were skeptical but it all changed when he started playing.
So, who is he? How old is he? Is he married? Who is his wife? Here’s what we know about him.
Guitarist John Wines On AGT
John Wines opened his AGT audition with a guitar rendition of We Will Rock You. By the end of his presentation, the “unassuming” teacher had the judges as well as the audience on their feet. His performance blindsided the judges and the audience. “I was not expecting that,” Simon said. “You look so normal and nice and sweet, then you turn into somebody else when you perform – I love that.”
Everyone stood up for the shredding guitar solo, but John didn’t notice his standing ovation till the very end because he played the song with his eyes closed. When John opened his eyes, the applause for his performance had him in tears. The judges gave him a standing ovation and four “yeses.” John remarked that the crowd was “so kind” after hearing them chant, “We want more.”
“It’s the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done,” said John. “But also the most exhilarating.”
All four judges as well as viewers weren’t expecting such a performance from the man.
Guitarist John Wines Career
John spent two decades inspiring young guitarists as a guitar teacher in schools on the south coast of the UK. In addition to working as a private guitar coach, John, who is located in Dorset and has played in bands for years, earns a living by teaching guitar in three different schools.
However, he gained a massive new audience after he uploaded videos of him playing guitar solos by the likes of Queen and Randy Rhoads suddenly started getting millions of views on TikTok and Instagram.
“It was crazy because I’d been [posting videos] for 10 months and I had about 1,200 followers,” John told Music Radar. “So I put a video of All Right Now on, and over a couple of days that did three times more than anything else had done. I thought, oh people want to hear that kind of thing.”
“Then I did the two Hotel California solos, recorded them and I was just having my tea when I thought, Bohemian Rhapsody would be a good one too,” he added. “I learned it, recorded it, and put it out. In two hours it had done 224 views. By the time I went to bed, I think it was 1,500, then I woke up in the morning and life was different.”
Many have approached John for lessons and since he hit 1 million followers on TikTok he has been posting only four days a week. He added, “It lightens the load because I’ve got so many people who want lessons and I need to earn some money. It makes you laugh because people say, ‘Oh my mate does this on TikTok and he’s only got 250,000 followers and he’s earning £1,500 a month.’ Really? How? You never get an answer.”
Did You Know? John captured a pic of an Otter that looks like it was praying for a fish. He was interviewed by The Times UK. He is also fond of animal photography that you can see on his Facebook.
Guitarist John Wines Age
As of 2023, Guitarist John Wines is 59 years old.
Where Is Guitarist John Wines From?
Guitarist and AGT contestant John Wines is currently residing in Poole, Dorset, England which also happens to be his hometown.
Guitarist John Wines Wife
John Wines, the Guitarist of AGT, his wife’s name is Julie. Julie did accompany her husband during the AGT audition as she was seen in the audition video on multiple occasions.
However, there isn’t much about their marriage and if they share any kids. The earliest we can see them together is back in 2012 but they were likely married for a few decades.
Guitarist John Wines Height
Guitarist John Wines height measures under the height of 5 feet 11 inches. In January 2021, he was admitted to hospital after contracting covid laryngitis, a rare form of covid, via Julie.
Furthermore, John also applauded healthcare professionals for their work during that chaotic time.
When Is Guitarist John Wines Birthday?
Sadly, guitarist John Wines’s birthday is not currently available on the web.
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