John has been involved in CD, BBC TV and radio broadcasts working with artists such as Lesley Garrett, Christian Lindberg, Elgar Howarth, Major Peter Parkes, Andreas Sporri, Peter Bassano, Bram Gay, Peter Robinson, Richard Edwards, John Barclay and Chris Batchelor and at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Queens Hall Edinburgh, Royal College of Music, Westminster Abbey, Regent Hall, BBC Wood Lane, BBC Manchester, Air Lyndhurst, Symphony Hall Birmingham and the Niedersachsische Musiktage, Lower Saxony.

He has worked several times with the renowned Kellogg sponsored Brass Band of Battle Creek (Michigan, USA) including a major tour of Florida performing on the First Horn chair alongside artists including Jens Lindemann, Wycliffe Gordon, Steven Mead, Rex Richardson, Chris Jaudes, Rich Kelley and the late Maurice Murphy and with conductors Mark Gould, Sarah Ioannides and Richard Evans.

Further performance opportunities have taken him to Denmark, Norway, Germany and Corfu and closer to home at Sage Gateshead, Ramside Hall, Matfen Hall, Rockcliffe Hall, Dilston Hall (Samling Foundation), Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, Sunderland Empire and The Stadium of Light. John has adjudicated brass and woodwind classes at the Tynedale Music Festival and is a Visiting Music Teacher for Newcastle Music Service as part of Music Partnership North, teaching First Access (formerly Wider Opportunities) whole class instrumental lessons.