John is an experienced vocalist and frontman, having performed with a number of North West bands covering alternative, rock, soul and classical genres. This includes performing in stage and theatre settings with the Chester based group Soundwall and delivering vocals for pub rock and good all time party band Northern Cross.
He’s a dab hand with the tambourine or maracas and does a pretty good job of foot tapping along to the many tunes that fire up the audiences he sings for. He can also deliver an operatic aria that would make your mother shed a tear.
His tool of choice is his trusted Heil PR35 Mic which (knock on wood) hasn’t let him down yet.
John’s inspirations for singing his soul out with BrassMonkees have to be the soul legends that are Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Al Green. True to form his favourite belter and all time party stirrer is Mustang Sally.
A big softy at heart, spotting his daughter gazing up at him adoringly in the crowd during his set has to be one of his best moments on stage.
The worst has to be when other band members needed to stop midway through a song for an urgent toilet visit! (Not Brass Monkees we hasten to add)