John was born in 1981 into a musical environment. His father was the organist for a local church at the time. John expressed an interest in music at an early age and started having piano lessons with local pianist Jean Burt. Whilst at primary school he also undertook percussion lessons and very soon John's fascination with drums and a desire to play percussion blossomed!
John's rapid progress as a percussionist has seen him play with many different groups and ensembles ranging from brass bands to jazz bands, rock groups and orchestras.
As a performer John has travelled to 15 different countries worldwide, including America, France, Germany and Spain amongst others. He has performed in some of the world's finest cities and concert halls, as well as numerous TV and radio broadcasts.
John became conductor of Huddersfield Wind Band in September 2014 after having conducted several other bands in the area prior to this.
John also has a fun side to his role as conductor from the serious and informative (thanks Wikipedia) to the Christmas conductor (hint - slide the pointer to the left)