The 'Dear John' concert series was founded by Sepp Osley to raise funds in aid of War Child UK. Born in war torn Iran in the mid 80s, the singer who himself could have been a poster child of the charity, fled the war gripped country of his birth with his family. It began a tumultuous journey through the ancient lands, onto Europe, before finally settling in Canada, where Osley would begin a lifelong affinity with music and form the rock band Blurred Vision, later moving to the UK to become a London UK based 4 piece outfit.
Launching the ‘Dear John’ concert series in 2019, Osley has invited legendary artists, film stars, current noise makers and up and coming acts from a variety of genres and backgrounds together to celebrate the legacy of John Lennon. The series has already seen remarkable contributions from a wealth of talent including: Peter Frampton, Martin Freeman, Matt Lucas, KT Tunstall, Larkin Poe, Peter Gabriel, Lindsay Ell, Richard Curtis, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Jack Savoretti, John Illsley of Dire Straits, Nick Van Eede of Cutting Crew and many more. The concerts have now become a globally celebrated annual event, with the 2nd and 3rd annual concerts reaching an international audience in 2020/21 and receiving attention from the world’s media including: Rolling Stone, NME, Reuters, Associated Press and many more.