John Porter

Actor, Band Member, Bass Guitarist, Other Musician

Slough, United Kingdom
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Bass Guitar ability

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Favourite genres
  • Jazz

Music Education :-1991 – Graduated from Leeds College of Music (Graduate Diploma in Jazz & Contemporary Music)
Work done since then:-

Summer seasons :-
Pontins,Jersey 1992
Butlins,Pwhelli 1996 - 1998
Butlins,Skegness 2003 - 2006

Shows (National UK tours) :-
Annie
Rocky Horror Show
Kat & The Kings
Evita
Rat Pack Confidential
La Cage Aux Folles
Jekyll & Hyde
The Goodbye Girl
Leader Of The Pack
Avenue Q 2016

International Tours:-
Germany - Best Of Broadway 1995
Germany - Rocky Horror Show Official Tour 1996

Pantomines :-
Every year since 1992 except 2000 at various theatres - Octagon-Yeovil (for Pantoni - 2 years),Derby Playhouse,Oldham Colosseum,Nottingham Theatre Royal (for Qdos - 3 years), Nottingham Playhouse - 16 years.

Bandleader :- John Porter Jazz Trio

Cruise Ships :-
QE2 1994 -1995,
MS Sunbird 1999,
RCCL Splendour of the Seas 2000
Legend of the Seas 2001,
Golden Princess 2002 & 2003,
Carnaval Ecstasy 2004
Coral Princess 2010
P&O Venura,Azura & Arcadia 2011,Oriana 2014,Oceana 2014.
Fred Olsen - Balmoral 2016
Crown Princess - 2016
Arcadia - 2017
Queen Mary II - 2017

Big Bands :-
The New Squadronaires,Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra,Glen Miller Tribute Orcestra,Kings Of Swing,Mike James,John Miller Orchestra
Jazz Festivals-
Cork Jazz Festival 1990 &1991
Newark Jazz Festival 2007, 2008, 2010

Played With Jazz Artists :-
Bobby Shew
Alan Barnes
Simon Spillet
Don Rendell
Dave Newton
Greg Abate

Other Work :-
House band for Gandey's Circus in 1991.
Resident Band - Signature 4 at Sand Bay, Weston Super Mare 2013,2014 playing ballroom & sequence and backing cabaret.
Resident Band - Sahara Blue at Warner's Littlecote House Hotel 2015

Freelance one nighters doing light classical, jazz, functions etc. too numerous to mention.

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