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I began playing guitar in 1980 when I was just 11 years old.  

A friend of mine had an electric guitar and I had a go on it and thought ‘this is for me!’. My first guitar was a Kay steel string acoustic and I’ve still got it to this day.  


 I took music lessons at school and then went through several guitar teachers but Im proud to say I am mainly self taught. I made my first debut on guitar at school when I was 16!   


I’ve been gigging constantly since 1995, across the UK and overseas. Recently did a 12 year stint with Dizzy Lizzy. Several gigs with Limehouse Lizzy and many other bands.                                   


My early musical influences are Saxon, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Van Halen, ZZ TOP and many more. I admire many guitarist but mainly all the Thin Lizzy Guitarists through the years especially Gary Moore. Other guitarist I admire are Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dave Gilmour, Eric Johnson,

Eric Clapton and many more.  

JJ uses:

11 Guitars!

2 x Gibson Les Paul classic, 

Marshall DSL100 watt head, 

Marshall 1987x 50 watt head, 

Marshall JMP 50 watt 2x12 combo, 

Gallien krueger 250ml combo, 

Marshall 4x12 & 2x12, 

MXR Script Phase 90, 

Dunlop Cry Baby 535 Wah, 

Mesa Tone Burst boost, 

Marshall Echo head, 

Tc Electronic Gold Chorus, 

Peterson Strobo Stomp Tuner. 

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