"I first played in a small wine bar and then a Spanish Tapas Bar for a year and then discovered I could attract a wider listening audience through busking around Melbourne and everything has gone really well since". I initially just wanted to play strictly originals, but I ended up playing everything I know also i.e Blues, Spanish, Irish, covers you name it!
Carroll now performs regularly at markets, restaurants, festivals and corporate gigs around Melbourne and interstate. Including two years as a regular at Westfield Southland Shopping Centre. He has released seven albums of instrumental music Deli Lane, The Black Shore, Salmon Tails Up the Water,Musica Dalla Corsia, Placido Modello, Blues Instrumentals and Coffee House Music that sell consistently to a growing fan base. Album covers have been created and designed by artist Alana Di Giacomo from Fremantle, Western Australia. John’s music has also been featured on 3RRR radio’s Celtic Folk Show, 3MDR Classic Saturdays, 2MCE’s Mal Kiely and performed at the Cygnet Folk Festival Tasmania in 2012 and 2014. And supported Australian music legend Jimmy Barnes at a Buckitdream 2017 private event.