John’s early musical education took place in Church Choirs & Brass Bands playing as Euphonium Soloist with lots of bands. He was also a Church organist for many years & MD of various bands.
Graduating from the Northern School of Music July 1972 - + LTCL in Tuba Playing John played as a freelance musician with various orchestras inc. CBSO.
He taught for many years as a peripatetic Brass teacher and later held the Head of Music in a large Comprehensive school.
John was appointed to Tameside Bench 1999 then elected to TMBC in 2000. He is Chair of Hyde District Assembly & is TMBC Musical & Choral Attaché. Have since used those positions to try to further the arts (particularly music) by commissioning/sponsoring concerts etc - hence eventual relationship through AGMA with MC. Member of MU.
Married in France in 1981 to Francoise and has one son Ben.