“The James Street Band” is the group of musicians that play alongside John in live performances. Taking their name from this iconic Liverpool street reflects John’s love of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. They complement John’s heartfelt songs perfectly.
Denis Parkinson – Guitars and vocals
Denis is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool. His latest album is 'Liverpool Skyline' which is available here. An accomplished songwriter and solo performer, he has recently formed the band ‘Northline’.
David Nixon – Percussion, Harmonica and vocals
David is a highly regarded singer-songwriter, recording under the name “David Nixon’s Navigation”. His album "This Side Other Side" showcases his own considerable talent and features guest singers Robert Vincent, Amy Chalmers, Marc Vormawah, and Poppy Holiday. Have a listen here. David also acts as manager to Marc Vormawah.
When not on-stage, David can be spotted cruising around the waterways of the north-west as captain of his own narrowboat.
David Orford – Drums and Vocals
Dave Orford keeps the beat in “The James Street Band” and is well respected within the Liverpool music scene. Dave and John played together in John Jenkins’ legendary band “The Persuaders” in the 1980’s and they are still making beautiful music together today. Dave will be touring with an ELO tribute band later this year.
Steve Atkinson – Bass
Steve is a studio engineer and producer at Atko Records Studio. He has worked with many notable musicians including “Sons of Mowgli” and “Neville Skelly” of the Coral. Examples of his work can be found here.
Megan-Louise – Vocals, Guitar and Percussion
Meg is a rising star on the local music scene and has earned a well-deserved reputation as an accomplished songwriter and performer. Her brand of tuneful Americana is winning her more and more fans all the time. Driven by her stunning vocal talents she is destined for great things.
Sarah Jones – Keyboards, Guitar and Vocals
Sarah is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, providing keyboards and guitar for “The James Street Band”. She is also a skilled vocalist and adds to the layered harmonies that are a hallmark of the band. She performs widely on the local music scene and attends the world-famous Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. See Sarah’s stunning cover of Cilla Black’s ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ here.
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