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Musician Profile


Date Group Instrument Info
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
22nd March 2020Double BassN/A
8th September 2019Double BassN/A
24th March 2019Double BassN/A
17th June 2018Double BassN/A
1st April 2018Double BassN/A
5th October 2014Double BassN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
20th April 2014Double BassN/A
12th August 2012Double BassN/A
18th March 2012Double BassN/A
13th November 2011Double BassN/A
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