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
DateVenueLocationBand
30th Aug 2021Bonus ArenaHullBlossoms
31st Aug 2021O2 AcademyGlasgowBlossoms
2nd Sep 2021Engine ShedLincolnBlossoms
3rd Sep 2021Victoria HallStoke-on-TrentBlossoms
4th Sep 2021O2 AcademyBirminghamBlossoms
7th Sep 2021JunctionCambridgeBlossoms
9th Sep 2021O2 AcademyLeedsBlossoms
11th Sep 2021O2 AcademyNewcastleBlossoms
13th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
14th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
15th Sep 2021O2 ForumLondonBlossoms
17th Sep 2021O2 AcademyLeicesterBlossoms
18th Sep 2021AO ArenaManchesterBlossoms
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
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
1st Mar 2020Dolan's WarehouseLimerick, IrelandBlossoms
29th Feb 2020Cyprus AvenueCork, IrelandBlossoms
15th Feb 2020O2 Academy LiverpoolLiverpool, UKBlossoms
12th Feb 2020The PlazaStockport, UKBlossoms
11th Feb 2020The PlazaStockport, UKBlossoms
4th Feb 2020O2 Ritz ManchesterManchester, UKBlossoms
1st Feb 2020Rough Trade - EastLondon, UKBlossoms
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