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
DateVenueLocationBand
18th Sep 2021AO ArenaManchesterBlossoms
17th Sep 2021O2 AcademyLeicesterBlossoms
15th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
14th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
13th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
11th Sep 2021O2 AcademyNewcastleBlossoms
9th Sep 2021O2 AcademyLeedsBlossoms
7th Sep 2021JunctionCambridgeBlossoms
4th Sep 2021O2 AcademyBirminghamBlossoms
3rd Sep 2021Victoria HallStoke-on-TrentBlossoms
2nd Sep 2021Engine ShedLincolnBlossoms
31st Aug 2021O2 AcademyGlasgowBlossoms
30th Aug 2021Bonus ArenaHullBlossoms
2nd May 2021Sefton ParkLiverpoolBlossoms
3rd Dec 2020Brixton Academy (MelodyVR)LondonBlossoms
15th Mar 2020O2 Academy BournemouthBournemouth, UKBlossoms
14th Mar 2020Great Hall, University of ExeterExeter, UKBlossoms
12th Mar 2020Bath ForumBath, UKBlossoms
11th Mar 2020O2 Academy SheffieldSheffield, UKBlossoms
10th Mar 2020Rock CityNottingham, UKBlossoms
8th Mar 2020Margate Winter GardensMargate, UKBlossoms
7th Mar 2020Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEANorwich, UKBlossoms
5th Mar 2020LafayetteLondon, UKBlossoms
4th Mar 2020Olympia TheatreDublin, IrelandBlossoms
3rd Mar 2020LimelightBelfast, UKBlossoms