Session Guitarist and Bassist
Growing up just outside of Wolverhampton, Jon first picked up the guitar aged 14 at school, where he was soon to discover the groove and soul of rhythm and blues music. He has since studied music throughout his educational life, culminating in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Popular Music Performance from the University of Chester. Though this has taught him the principles of many styles of music, blues has always remained a strong influence.
Jon has thrived off live performance since the very beginning – a passion that has led to him playing at festivals, celebrity weddings, live TV sessions, internationally recognised music industry conferences and some of the UK’s largest corporate events. Jon has played with a huge variety of acts, filling support slots for Paul Carrack (Mike + The Mechanics), Aziz Ibrahim (The Stone Roses) and Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six. He has also had the honour of sharing festival bills with acts such as Peter Hook & The Light (Joy Division), The Kooks and Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes).
As well as playing live, Jon has an extensive portfolio of studio work. His session career began by contributing bass guitar to Dominic Dunn’s first single “Keep Them Tight” (since played on Sky Sports and featured by BBC Radio 6 Music) and has expanded into sessions at award-winning studios all around the country and internationally, working with various artists and in genres such as folk, pop, country and rock. Jon has recorded numerous times at Liverpool’s famous Parr Street Studios (a studio that has played host to acts like Coldplay, The Coral and Rihanna), as well as Western Recording Company, Orchard Studios, The Motor Museum, Pluto Studios (owned by Keith Hopwood of Herman’s Hermits) and many others. He returned to Parr Street to contribute both acoustic and electric guitar to Universal Music award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Ashley Fayth’s new album Take Back the Fire, which received airplay around the world. He has since travelled to the south of France to record with American artist Bill Magill, working alongside the famously talented Pete Thomas, drummer for Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.
“You’re easy to work with and are actually super professional (believe me, that makes SUCH a welcome change)…”
Holly Fitzgerald, Birmingham Music Awards 2019