John Watson johnpianomanJohn Watson johnpianoman

BIOGRAPHY

EARLY YEARS
THE MOVE TO LONDON
GOING SOLO
NOW AND THE FUTURE

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THE MOVE TO LONDON

Despite the setback of the bike accident, John was still offered a place (first study trumpet) at not only the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester but also the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He grabbed the chance to move down to London but soon realized the setback of his accident was going to affect his chances of success as a professional trumpeter. However, without even trying, he was getting offered lots of work as a pianist and keyboard player. He also got heavily involved in the jazz and pop workshop at Guildhall. Other musicians in the workshop included Mike Lindup (Level 42) and Dominic Miller (Sting) and the band Jawbone evolved. If you hadn't guessed, the name was derived from John's initials and the "bone" part referred to the funky brass section. John had also started working with bands outside Guildhall gaining priceless experience and playing a wide variety of styles.