Artists, Celebrities and VIP's
Over the years John has worked as a keyboard player and musical director with many famous artists from all walks of musical life. (Whether in a band or playing solo, John has had a massive amount of experience in learning, preparing and rehearsing new material in sometimes very short spaces of time.)
UK Cabaret Artists
Artists John has worked with include comedians such as Bradley Walsh, Brian Conley, Bobby Davro and Bob Monkhouse.
And all that Jazz
In the Jazz world John has performed and recorded with Tina May on her 'Time Will Tell Album' and with Jacqui Hicks on her 'Spellbound' album, some of the tracks of which John arranged. Other Jazz musicians John has worked with include Stacey Kent, Sir John Dankworth.
In the West End John has played keyboards for musicals such as Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita', 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' and the Queen musical, 'We Will Rock You.
He has also appeared on British TV for the Christmas Special of 'To The Manor Born' in 2007. He was involved with extensive rehearsals for the BBCs 'Just The Two of Us' show and has even played in the BBCs 'Strictly Come Dancing' band on live national TV. He'll also be touring with the BBCs SCD dancer, Brendan Cole, in 2013.
Artists - Gigs
Since 2000, John has been particularly busy working for promoter Tony Denton on many of his musical productions including the:
'Here & Now' 80s Arena tours which feature many of the 80s pop stars.
'Best Disco In Town' tours - which feature many of the UK and American 70s artists. In fact a DVD is available of the acclaimed Wembley Arena concert back in 2003.
Tony also invited Mary Wilson (of the Supremes) to come over from the States in 2011 for a UK Tour.
Rick Astley's Musical Director
Since 2010, John has also been Rick Astley's regular Musical Director and has both toured and recorded with him on his latest album (pre release) - 'My Red Book' - . He recently finished a UK tour in October 2012.