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Musician Profile


Date Group Instrument Info
24th November 2019Double BassN/A

Band Info

John 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 Arthy of the Pasadena Roof Light Orchestra fame and admits to being 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
24th February 2019Double BassN/A
13th May 2018Double BassN/A
5th November 2017Double BassN/A
21st May 2017Double BassN/A
16th April 2017Double BassN/A
27th November 2016Double BassN/A
24th July 2016Double BassN/A
9th August 2015Double BassN/A
1st March 2015Double BassN/A
5th October 2014Double BassN/A
28th September 2014Double BassN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
6th October 2013Double BassN/A
2nd June 2013Double BassN/A
12th August 2012Double BassN/A
1st July 2012Double BassN/A
18th March 2012Double BassN/A
22nd January 2012Double BassN/A
13th November 2011Double BassN/A
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