Late last month, John Butler celebrated his 20th year of making music with the re-issue release of his first ever recording, Searching for Heritage. Originally recorded on cassette tape in 1996, John Butler pressed a limited run of 1000 copies of the recording on vinyl.

Within 24 hours, John Butler had managed to sell all of these highly collectable copies via pre-order to his large fan base.

John Butler had this to say about the record time (zing!) in which the re-issue sold out: “Wow! That was quick. SFH is totally sold out! Thank you to all the crew that went out and bought one. In this day and age (or any age for that matter) it means a lot.”

John Butler will play a sold-out event alongside Coloured Stone, Tapir Kingdom, Babylon Burning, Loren Kate, DJ Charltone and Adelaide’s friendliest buccaneers, Captain Hellfire and the Wretched Brethren this weekend, Saturday 20th August, for the Operation Jeedara Fundraiser at The Flour Shed – Port Adelaide.

John Butler and band mates, Byron Luiters (bass) and Grant Gerathy (drums), are currently working on a new studio album due out in 2017.

By Lauren McAleer