Hire John for touring or a one-off show

I love live gigs, and playing music on stage with other people is one of the places where I feel most at home.

I've filled in for lots of different bands and artists, and I play in some of my own projects as well (2 albums due this year), which can usually be found firmly in the box marked 'slightly weird'.

Check out the gear I have available for live work

The times between gigs I'm either in the studio doing remote sessions, recording & mixing or out on tour somewhere in the world as a production manager or tech.

Contact John for a chat

ArcTanGent 2019

Picture of John standing on a drum stool at ArcTanGent festival 2019

Photo credit: @SnapRockAndPop

Picture of Cleft at ArcTanGent 2015

Live at Rebellion 2019

Picture of John drumming for Federal Charm live at Rebellion

Upcoming Gigs

No upcoming shows right now

HMV Picturehouse, credit: Scott Carroll

Picture of Sound Assembly at the HMV picturehouse, Edinburgh

Man City football club - credit: RG Photography

Jess Kemp at Etihad Stadium

Photo credit: @SnapRockAndPop

2000 Trees 2015

Selection of some recent gigs
21st Dec 2019Deaf InstituteManchesterJess Kemp
5th Oct 2019Food bank charity gigManchesterShimmies
1st Oct 2019City SquareEtihad StadiumJess Kemp
27th Sep 2019LondonLondonSukh
14th Sep 2019Bar21ManchesterSukh
6th Sep 2019RebellionManchesterFederal Charm
25th Aug 2019FestivalFlixtonJess Kemp
20th Aug 2019Ronnie ScottsLondonSukh
17th Aug 2019WeyfestSurreyFederal Charm
15th Aug 2019ArcTanGent festivalBristolThe Beft
20th Jul 2019Blackthorn FestivalStockportJess Kemp
13th Jul 2019Fiddlers ElbowLondonSukh
6th Jul 2019R FestManchesterSukh
3rd Jul 2019The ShedLincolnShape of Water
22nd Jun 2019Charity EventManchesterPrivate event
13th Jun 2019Soup KitchenManchesterBig Reality
7th Jun 2019O2 Academy IslingtonLondonShape of Water
6th Jun 2019AatmaManchesterShape of Water
2nd Jun 2019The UnderworldLondonFederal Charm
1st May 2019West Street LiveSheffieldSukh
28th Apr 2019Actress & BishopBirminghamSukh
27th Apr 2019Golden FleeceNottinghamSukh
25th Apr 2019The RocksteadyLondonSukh
21st Apr 2019King BillyNorthamptonSukh
20th Apr 2019Evil EyeLiverpoolSukh