John has recently had his recordings played on BBC Radio 2 on the Good Morning Sunday.
Also, Candle in the Wind from the album Circle of Life was played in the "Brassed Off" section of Good Morning Sunday, and Schubert's Ave Maria and Ashokan Farewell leading up to the infamous 8am pips.
He has also recently appeared on BBC Breakfast Television.
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 his backing tracks on Piano and Keyboards, 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. He recently toured with the Sweet Inspirations, who were Elvis Presley’s female backing singers during the Vegas years. (1969-1977)
Since the BBC Radio 2 airplay, John has been asked to play with various Orchestras in Great Britain, which he thoroughly enjoys, and occasionally plays Schubert's Ave Maria, his first featured track on Radio 2, as a solo.
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!)
John has now recorded eleven solo albums. The title of his latest is "New Horizons", and includes an original composition of that name. This CD is available from the "Buy CD" page on this site, or call 01629 734540 to order with debit/credit card or just send a cheque through the post to the address below. 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! John particularly likes to do fund raising concerts for Churches.
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.
Enjoy browsing and please take note of the various bookings at Warners Leisure Hotels on the diary page, with more to follow shortly.