I`ve led a full and amazing life and think of myself as an `accidental musician`.
UK based Headzic (aka John Shapter) is an experimental ambient musician and composer currently living between Liverpool and Stoke on Trent. His contemplative and atmospheric work evokes a range of feelings from that of deep peace to the excitement of interstellar journeys. His work has been self-released on Bandcamp, starting with the album `Flow` in 2018 followed by a further 10 albums/EPs.
Originally a clinician in earlier life, John developed an interest in the use of esoteric instruments such as gongs and singing bowls to create profound states of calm and relaxation. With his concurrent practice as a sound artist becoming increasingly about the electronic manipulation of sound he realised that he was falling into a New Age musical genre and coined the description of himself as `the accidental musician`.
In 2019, he played two sets at the urban electronic festival Subliminal Impulse in Manchester, UK, as well as the City Arts Festival in Stoke. Between 2018 and 2020 he has been resident DJ and ambient performer at Cultural Squatters and a regular performer at Pilgrims Pitt in Stoke.
He is inspired by the natural world around us and the playfulness of our own imaginations. He lives with his artist wife June and they share a house incorporating their two studios with a cat called Gertie.