Since the late seventies, John has been performing live covers of the most popular songs since the fifties to the present day. His repertoire of over 1,500 songs covers rock, pop, ballads, country, reggae, ska, punk and swing. Armed with just his guitar or, depending on the occasion, supported by backing tracks, he has always tried to stay true to the originals - except for the odd parody!
"Sylvia's Mother", at the Oddfellows, Hemel Hempstead accompanied by Brett Hulme, Micky Groome, Adey Gibbs & Paul Whiting:
Live at Slapton Music Festival, August 2020:
"Lady D'Arbanville", at the Oddfellows, Hemel Hempstead accompanied by Adey Gibbs on Drums:
"Cover of Rolling Stone", at the Oddfellows, Hemel Hempstead accompanied by Odds 'n' Sods:
Below is a mixture of soundbites from a live performance at the Marquis of Granby, Harpenden in 2017.
... and an impromptu invitation from the staff at HMV Oxford Street to perform a few songs in their shop window to an unsuspecting crowd:
Live at PamStock - July 2018: