John had a track- Schubert's Ave Maria, played on the Good Morning Sunday Show, hosted by Aled Jones on Sunday 29th July 2012, at 7.55am, BBC Radio 2, on the Moment of Reflection section of the show. It was fantastic to be connected in some way, to the Olympic Games. Thanks to Hilary Robinson, the producer, and Aled Jones for his kind words.
Also, Candle in the Wind from the album Circle of Life was played in the "Brassed Off" section of Good Morning Sunday on Sunday 4th November, and Ashokan Farewell on 9th December 2012 on BBC Radio 2!
John is one of Britain's finest Trumpeters. He began playing the Trumpet at the age of 5 and the Piano at the age of 9, and makes most of his backing tracks on Piano and Keyboard, whilst playing the trumpet "live" to the tracks when performing. Having perfected his breathing technique, John plays with consummate ease, and has a sound that is instantly recognizable.
He began a professional career at the age of 22, performing at The Hippodrome London, with more recent engagements at Kensington Palace London and The ICC Birmingham. In 1996 he played on the film sound track 'The Full Monty' with Stocksbridge Brass Band (Sheffield), having also worked in the past with artists such as Dina Carroll, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, and The New Bert Kaempfert Orchestra. He recently toured with the Sweet Inspirations, who were Elvis Presley’s female backing singers during the Vegas years. (1969-1977)
John also specialises in Shopping Centre entertainment and plays for many private functions including weddings, corporate functions, and any occasion where excellent quality music is required. (Even The Last Post and Reveille at Service Personnel's Funerals and other music at Civilian Funerals!)
He regularly works with Birmingham Electric Violinist, Pete Hartley, providing high class musical entertainment all over the United Kingdom, and they have a new CD available. The CD is called Instrumental Praise, and is on the "Buy CD's" page now.
John has now recorded ten solo albums. The title of his latest is "New Horizons", and includes an original composition of that name. This CD is now available online, or just send a cheque through the post. One track on the CD is a much sought after piece called Legions Last Patrol, which was featured in a film of the same name.
Another track that John is particularly proud of on New Horizons CD, is Love Me Still, written by Bruce Hornsby and Chaka Khan. John's eldest son Tom plays piano on the backing track, recorded on Flugelhorn.
If you arrange concerts or need entertainment of some kind, then contact John on the phone number provided!
We are hoping that, as you browse this site, you can enjoy the sound he creates! All John’s recordings are available from the “Buy CD’s” section, and can be delivered all over the world.
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