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Jonathan Ballard


Band to Join, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist.


Hi, i'm looking to join a rock/pop covers band, experienced, good gear, own transport etc.

Give us a ring 07949 134174 / 01923 211736



Screen name:
Jonathan Ballard
Member since:
Feb 04 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


PROFILE: Guitarist/lead/rhythm/acoustic/all styles played. I’m a self taught musician and have been playing professionally since 1988. I have worked on numerous group projects in this country and overseas. I have also been involved in the writing and production of original material as well as playing as a session musician. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 20 years of professional guitar experience Guitar tuition (adults) Favoured styles - Rock and pop Versatile musician, also able to play Blues, funk and reggae Flexible in my approach and I am able to free-style Knowledge of electronics ie guitars and sound equipment Extensive knowledge and experience of live recording and mixing CAREER HISTORY: Original bands: - Detour (rock) Kashmir (indie/rock) Basketribe (pop/rock) Chela (indie/rock) TUG (rock) - 5 summer residencies in Nice, Cote D’Azur, France Naked (pop) The Odd beats (folk/rock) Slab Nine (current) (indie/rock) Tribute bands: - Disco Inferno (funk/soul/disco) ‘Grease’ (movie soundtrack) Relax (80’s pop) Musical Theatre: - South American Tour (1998) - Circus of Horrors The Roundhouse, Camden (1998-1999) - Circus of Horrors De Rijnhal, Arnhem, The Netherlands (1999) - Circus of Horrors Various UK University venues (2000-2002) - Carnival of the Bizarre Cover bands and duo’s: - Me & You (high-tech duo playing dates in Japan) Skwosh (5 piece) Chaser (5 piece) Arouser (5 piece) Double Dose (current) (high-tech duo) Mojo (current) (5 piece function band) Independent track release: - The Crossing (Invisible Hands Music, 1996) track: Shine by Chela The Monster Mash EP (Circus of Horrors, 2000)


mesa boogie/ tc electronics/ marshall.
various electric and acoustic guitars.