John began singing before he was speaking! His mother would often find him behind the coal stove singing his little heart out. He thought if you couldn't see him, you couldn't hear him. John went on to perform as a teenager in local events and on local radio. He taught himself to play the guitar and wrote continuously. In university, he performed and hosted intercollegiate folk festivals and was a favourite on the college circuit. After university, he started to perform professionally.
He moved to Halifax and at that point began touring the globe, performing on national television and recorded his first album. After much success, John continues to grow musically. John is married to Andree and has three children, John Coady, Samantha and Nash.