John Paynter is an avid record collector and has been a passionate and knowledgeable music fan since the heady days of punk. His first gigs and introduction to live music were The Stranglers, The Ramones, The Clash and The Buzzcocks, a love of which he still has today. Many years later, on a trip to the Outlaws Yacht Club, John was invited by long-time friend, and Chinwag host, Chris Madden to join himself and Gaz Lethbridge as a member of the Psychic Graffiti team, a position which he still holds.
John’s keen musical sensibility and love of psychedelia, punk, funk, electro and dub has helped him in gaining a well-deserved reputation as a live DJ. Offers from White Rabbit Promotions and repeated invites to play at the Psychedelic DiscoTech in Manchester were quickly followed by a headline slot on the Perfumed Garden stage at Beat-Herder. The circle was completed with a warm up slot for Andrew Weatherall at The Golden Lion, in Todmorden, at which The Guv’nor was said to be fishing for which tunes John was playing.
John now hosts his own monthly radio show, “A Space Age Freak Out,” on Kmah Radio. Here he showcases the very best and latest, psychedelic tinged electronic dance music.