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Musician Profile


Date Group Instrument Info
18th July 2021SousaphoneN/A
26th September 2021Double BassN/A
7th November 2021SousaphoneN/A

Band Info

Arthy of the Pasadena Roof Light Orchestra fame and admits to beinJohn was born in Ilford, Essex in 1948. He started playing banjo but switched to double bass shortly after. For many years he played with the Blackbottom Sompers. He also plays sousaphone with the Excelsoir New Orleans Band. He collects memorablia from the 1920's particulary gramaphone records and 78 r.p.m. jazz recordings. He recognises the help and encouragement he received from John g influenced by 'Pops' Foster. He has an infectious sense of humour, which coupled with the big sound, and driving beat makes him a tremendous asset to any band.

Groups Played For (at CJC)

Previous Bookings

Date Group Instrument Further Info
26th April 2020SousaphoneN/A
22nd March 2020Double BassN/A
24th November 2019SousaphoneN/A
8th September 2019Double BassN/A
24th March 2019Double BassN/A
24th February 2019SousaphoneN/A
17th June 2018Double BassN/A
13th May 2018SousaphoneN/A
1st April 2018Double BassN/A
5th November 2017SousaphoneN/A
21st May 2017SousaphoneN/A
27th November 2016SousaphoneN/A
24th July 2016SousaphoneN/A
9th August 2015SousaphoneN/A
1st March 2015SousaphoneN/A
5th October 2014Double BassN/A
28th September 2014SousaphoneN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
6th October 2013SousaphoneN/A
2nd June 2013SousaphoneN/A
12th August 2012Double BassN/A
1st July 2012SousaphoneN/A
18th March 2012Double BassN/A
22nd January 2012SousaphoneN/A
13th November 2011Double BassN/A
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