About John Auker
Get to know John Auker
A graduate of the Conservatory of Music of Capital University, John Auker is a versatile guitarist, bandleader, session musician and instructor based in Columbus, OH. John’s studio work is on radio and TV ads and albums: Noelle Shearer’s Speak to Me, Vesperteen’s self-titled, and Vineyard Music’s All The Earth Shall Worship: Live. He has performed with multiple GRAMMY nominees and winners throughout his career.
John is an integral member of The Reissues, house band for the venue, Thirty-One West. In their Platinum Album series, the band plays tribute to artists like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and the Beatles.
Faithfully recreating George Harrison’s guitar and sitar work, John tours internationally with acclaimed Beatles tribute, Hard Day’s Night. In 2017, The Toledo Mudhens featured the band for a Sgt. Pepper-themed jersey release, covered by ESPN’s SportsCenter. Subsequently, they played St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium. Hard Day's Night is a regular artist at Abbey Road On The River, the top Beatles festival in America. They performed in the Cavern Club for Liverpool’s world-renowned International Beatle Week and contributed to the Cavern’s 2020 Virtual Beatle Week.
Currently, John is lead guitarist for The Naz Church. He also played and wrote for their worship side project, Wake the Living’s River Hymnal.
Most recently, John was Gretsch's featured guitarist for the month of June 2021. As a teacher, John seeks to instruct, influence, and inspire future generations of players and music makers.