A WIRRAL musician is promising his audience "the best gig ever2 just six months after suffering a blood clot on the brain and stroke.

John Wynne is at The Venue By White in Moreton on Friday, April 26 with an interactive loop show featuring disco, funk, dance, hip-hop and everything in between.

Having wowed crowds at The Cavern Club and countless other venues, John - who is famed for his ‘One Man Jam’ - has developed a reputation for being one of the most entertaining live acts around.

Using the loop pedal to create layers and mix sound effects, John loops singalong classics from the 1980s to the present day and is regarded as a master of the craft.

The event is described as "a high energy show" with plenty of chance for the audience to get involved. 

Wirral Globe: ​John Wynne on stage ​John Wynne on stage (Image: courtesy of ​John Wynne and Justin Hopper)

The event is expected to be ‘the best gig ever’ from the artist, as he is back with a bang just six months after he could have died.

John, from Hoylake, 39, said: "I can’t begin to explain how much this means to me to be playing again and I’m going to make this one hell of a showcase.

"When I suffered a stroke that was caused by a blood clot on the brain and was rushed to hospital, I feared for the worst.

"The whole situation was terrifying and at times I worried I’d never play again, so I’m absolutely delighted to be back again in just six months!”

On September 12 last year, the musician went to bed feeling great but woke up with no memory, visual loss and poor balance.

A healthy and fit gym-goer and former personal trainer, this was a complete shock.

After calling 111 and being advised it was probably a migraine, he stayed at home only for the symptoms to persist — before his girlfriend rushed him to hospital in a state of panic.

John said: "I had many tests and an MRI that showed a whole section of my brain wasn’t functioning.

"Naturally, you fear the worst. Would I be able to play music again, work out, live a good quality of life?

"After thorough investigations it showed I had a hole in my heart that caused two blood clots on the brain and ultimately a stroke."

Wirral Globe: An MRI scan showed that a whole section of John Wynne's brain wasn’t functioningAn MRI scan showed that a whole section of John Wynne's brain wasn’t functioning (Image: courtesy of John Wynne and Justin Hopper)John began his rehabilitation just two weeks after the stroke — playing chess and doing mental tests, going for walks and then eventually easing back into the gym.

Slowly but surely, he began to get better and wrote a song for his girlfriend Molly, who supported him throughout. Miraculously, he is putting on this big gig just six months later.

John said: "I still have a blind spot in my vision but other than that I feel great.

"I missed out on gigs abroad and great opportunities but I’m just so grateful to be here because if we’d have left it another day or two before going to hospital I might not have been here today.

"My girlfriend, family and friends have been amazing supporting me and it feels fantastic to be playing again. I’m going to make this the best gig ever!"

Tickets for John's show are available from https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Chester/The-Venue-By-White/The-One-Man-Jam/38043175/