Debut album from Idle Kings available NOW

Evening all,

Excited to announce the release of ‘Fireflies’, the debut album from the alt rock band Idle Kings. I can be heard playing misc. lead guitar bits and loud fuzzy chords throughout.

Listen to/buy ‘Fireflies’ here

Thanks!

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Live at The Haymarket

All may have been quiet on the update front, but the playing front has certainly been rather loud of late.

This week I have the great pleasure of playing lead guitar/vocals with The Craze Band, as part of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at The Theatre Royal Haymarket. I’m using the opportunity to debut my lovely new G&L ASAT Classic T…

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New Album available!

People!
Very excited to announce the release of “A Song Cycle for Soho” Original Cast Recording:
Click here to see the album on iTunes

Currently available on iTunes with CD released soon!

Also featuring the multitudinous talents of MD Sarah Travis and cast Claire Moore, Niamh Perry, Michael Cantwell & James Gillan.

All new compositions, was a fantastic show to be involved with.

Enjoy!

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New video: Live from the studio!

Hello hello,

After a fun session yesterday with an exciting new project, I can share this clip of an improvised solo from the playout of a rather epic song:

It’s just the Suhr into a Line 6 POD Live X3 (there was a LOT of tone-tweaking going on that day…) but has a suitably arena-friendly sound I think.

It was a lot of fun to record, and the changes were surprisingly tricky to navigate on-the-fly without sounding too ‘jazz’.

Enjoy!

John.

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13th November World Premiere – Howard Goodall’s Oratorio

What ho, gentlefolk of the internet.

In case anyone’s wondering what is happening in my little world at the moment – next Sunday 13th November sees me in the orchestra playing classical guitar for Howard Goodall’s new Oratorio, Every Purpose Under the Heaven, in Westminster Abbey.

We had a great rehearsal with the choir & orchestra in the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral last week, and everything sounded most marvellous. And it is, as ever, a pleasure to work again with such a fine composer and chap.

More details can be found here.

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Back in the office!

We’re off to a very good start with this new production of “She Loves Me”, so here’s a quick look at my view in the band:

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New Show info!

Just a quick update, it’s all been a tad manic these past few weeks – we start previews for the revival of “She Loves Me” tomorrow at the Minerva Theatre for the Chichester Festival.

All busy, but it’s looking like a stunning show – the cast, re-orchestrations, set etc. are beautifully done, and it’s a treat to play.

Will post more once we kick the run off, but until then you’ll have to rush to get tickets, the run is nearly sold-out!

Show Info/Tickets

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