"John's interest in the guitar came at a very early age.  He was blown away with the sounds

he heard.  Early influences, such as Shadows and groups of the 60's, together with the R'n'R era made it the instrument for him.
Self taught, did his first charity gig, late 70's,  later forming 'Barn St Blues' a covers band, thereon playing in some long standing bands, seeing several line-up changes.
Taste in music is wide and varied, "As long as its good".
John favours a Fender Strat guitar, and uses Fender and Vox amps".