“It all started with a bugle at Everton”....if I had a pound for every time I'd stood next to John and listened to how the band started!!
John is the band leader, I’m not really sure what to say about John – he usually has enough to say about himself.
He is different class, a great friend.....but at times he gets right on my nerves....We clash more times in a day than you could imagine......but as he says in broad Yorkshire “It’ll be oreeeight” (translated to “stop worrying old bean....it will all be OK!!”)
He did for a number of years believe he had blonde hair!! And were not convinced he doesn’t use eye liner!
Firey, passionate & driven- quite simply has been the driving force behind the band since he formed it in 1993. His proudest moment was when he received the call from Glenn Hoddle; I’ve never seen him as proud as he was that day. He cares passionately about each band member – even though at times they wouldn’t know it.
A bigger Sheffield Wednesday fan, you will struggle to find!
He blows the trumpet louder than I’ve ever heard it....I’m sure that has been a contributing factor to his lesser known nickname of “hemmaroyds”
I have been his room mate, for over 15 years....there’s not a lot I don’t know about him.....I’ll ensure that lot gets to print if I survive him!!
I was honoured to be his best man at his wedding to his wife Jayne, I probably have more arguments with him than any other person in the world......but that’s just the way it is.
Emma “you did it your way.....and did everything!”
(Character descriptions are by 'Murray' aka Stephen Holmes)