John is an accomplished musician, operations manager, award-winning solo vocalist, vocal coach, and musical director. It is his passion to communicate stories through music and help others achieve their best through their musical passion. John began his musical adventure on Classical Guitar at just eight years of age. Continuing for over 10 years, he has been fortunate to perform at some of the most prestigious venues in Adelaide with some of the world’s best guitarists.
His vocal journey began at twelve years of age when he became an inaugural member of the internationally award-winning A cappella group, the Festival Statesmen Chorus. Since then, John has travelled all over Australia and New Zealand for singing and has also been part of several award-winning quartets, including 2x Youth Barbershop Champion Quartets and 1x Pan Pacific Barbershop Champion Quartet. He has also competed and won state and national A cappella championship titles with diverse groups across several different years.
John completed his high-school education in the Arts Program at Charles Campbell College, which greatly assisted his understanding of dance, drama and music. Receiving lead roles in drama productions and whole school musicals allowed him to work with industry professionals. He was also fortunate to receive the Year 12 Performing Arts Award which propelled his performing arts studies further. John completed a Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) majoring in Music and Drama from the University of South Australia, where he was fortunate to receive the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Ltd Prize for Music Performance Excellence – Level 2. He is currently in his final year of a Master of Management (Arts and Culture) where he hopes to make a managerial and leadership impact on the music and performance scene in South Australia.
John has also performed at several high-profile gigs. Some of these include: -Adele - 2017 Adelaide Leg of Australian Tour -Symphony for Our World – Soloist - Adelaide Festival 2019 -Steven Marshall – numerous launches across 2018 & 2019. John is very excited to be working with the award-winning High Spirits Harmony. In the coming years, he hopes to continue to build his career in the performing arts, focusing on all attributes. Outside of performing arts, John works as the Operations Team Leaders at Netball SA where he manages a team of 30 casual staff, and the organisation of day-to-day internal and external events. John is also a big lover of sport, fitness, food and doggies. 😊