– Double bass and Vocals. John took up the bass because he wanted to be in the Kenny Ball Band and Kenny already played the best instrument. So if it had to be double bass, John decided he would be double best. Twice as noisy, twice as large as life and twice as great. With Kenny, John has been everywhere in the world before settling down in his own pub in Suffolk. As you can imagine, he has all sorts of commitments and demands on his time, but will pluck the bass for Dixiemix at every opportunity. What an inspiration!