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John Paul Sharp

making mindful magic with music

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John Paul Sharp is an outspoken Queer American performing songwriter with a diverse and large body of work in film and on stage.

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John Paul Sharp is an outspoken Queer American performing songwriter with a diverse and large body of work in film and on stage. Based in Seattle, they are seen performing free monthly acoustic concerts on the last Sunday evening at Gallery1412, an artist collective of which they are a member. For more information and to hear their music, go to johnpaulsharp.com.

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John Paul Sharp is an outspoken Queer American performing songwriter with a diverse and large body of work in film and on stage. They sing with their entire heart. Based in Seattle, they are seen performing free monthly acoustic concerts on the last Sunday evening at Gallery1412, an artist collective of which they are a member.

Sharp has written numerous stage musicals and is best known for their confessional works, “My Big Phat Gay Musical” and “Total Family Massage“. Sharp’s latest music release, “Pleasurrection” is a double-disc pop album, filled with songs about love, relationships, and living your best life. For more information and to hear their music, go to johnpaulsharp.com.

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John Paul Sharp is an outspoken Queer American performing songwriter with a diverse and large body of work in film and on stage. Based in Seattle, they are seen performing free monthly acoustic concerts on the last Sunday evening at Gallery1412, an artist collective of which they are a member.

Sharp has written numerous stage musicals and is best known for their confessional works, “My Big Phat Gay Musical” and “Total Family Massage“. Sharp’s latest music release, “Pleasurrection” is a double-disc pop-inspired album filled with songs about love, relationships, and living your best life.

Future projects include a dance-inspired single for Pride, a song about celebrating what we love about ourselves and each other, even when we feel isolated from the outside world and our own community. Sharp is currently in production for a one-hour meditation music album. They are also fond of cooking healthy, organic meals and are developing a confessional cookbook, filled with their favorite, sometimes cannabis-infused, recipes and real stories from life to connect the food with the spirit.

Sharp earned a Bachelor of Science for Contemporary Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado Denver’s Music & Entertainment Industry Studies program in 2009 and a Master of Arts for Information and Learning Technologies from their School of Education and Human Development. For more information and to hear their music, go to johnpaulsharp.com.

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Photos

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Video

2018 interview and performance on Queer Space Magazine’s “The Beat” hosted by CarLarans.
“Waiting for Weed” is a 2017 short film written by John Paul Sharp.
From the hit musical, “Total Family Massage” produced by Copious Love Productions in 2013.

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Reviews

Every time I go to one of John Paul Sharp’s showcases I leave with epic feelings of love, light, and aching smile muscles. I swear to you, I am not overstating it when I say that the person is magic and knows how to cast the most beautiful spells… ♥ ♥

Emma W. of Seattle, Washington

I love the palpable passion. Every show has a different, creative vibe!

Lydia T. of Seattle, Washington

(Sharp’s performance makes me feel) delighted and inspired. (We share) similar feels from the universe and that is comforting.

Paula T. of Bremerton, Washington

The epitome of a performer. If John Paul Sharp’s enormous talent doesn’t grab you, their incessant wit and welcoming charm surely will! Don’t miss a chance to see them!

CarLarans of Seattle, Washington

John Paul Sharp uses love and experience to bring a crowd of unsuspecting guests a performance that is personal, unique, and from the heart. Expansive songwriter, beautiful singer, great performer, and a gatherer of all different people.

Raine E. of Renton, Washington

John Paul imbues care and life into every moment of their process—the music, the performance, and everyone participating. Their dedication towards sharing their craft sets an example for all.

Carlos S. of Seattle, Washington

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So What?

So what? Who cares and why should it matter if you book John Paul Sharp? If you’re looking for an artist who performs with love, passion, and a sometimes outspoken point-of-view, Sharp will make your evening memorable. Most of all, Sharp cares about the world and what happens to all the living beings who preside here.

Sharp has spent time teaching, developing, and inspiring others to make more out of their lives. They have worked as an adjunct professor in a higher learning setting, working with adults of all types of socio-economic backgrounds. As the creative director of a nonprofit theater organization, Sharp gained higher-level organizational skills by raising the visibility of performers of color and further developing inexperienced writers and actors from marginalized communities.

Sharp has sung for a variety of audiences, from a couple of people to several thousand, when they got the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at their own graduation. Sharp’s music represents their outlook on life, which is, simply, to live and live well. You get all the emotions, all the heart and passion that can exist in one body. Sharp lays it all out there.

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Contact

me@johnpaulsharp.com | johnpaulsharp.com
http://www.facebook.com/musicbyjps
http://www.instagram.com/JohnPaulSharp