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John Katon

Exeter, United Kingdom

Actor, Musician, Film & Stage Crew

www.johnkaton.co.uk

. I am single, live in flat complex in Exeter, Live and breath for music and theatre.

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John Katon | Exeter, United Kingdom | Actor, Musician, Film & Stage Crew
 
John Katon | Exeter, United Kingdom | Actor, Musician, Film & Stage Crew
 
John Katon | Exeter, United Kingdom | Actor, Musician, Film & Stage Crew

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Physical Details

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hair colour:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin colour:
White
Hair type:
Straight
Eye colour:
Blue

Experience

2009
  • Fabulous Furry Folk Club : Was regular performer at the Assembly Rooms acoustic venue, under watchful eye of Mr Nathan Lewis-Williams )0(, Glastonbury UK, UK
2008
  • Assembly Rooms : Was assistant Sound Operator at Glastos A rooms. Did sound for "The Dayglo Pirates" ( Jethro Tull tribute) and Ten Ton Tongue (Ms Emma Harper), Glastonbury UK, UK
  • Open Mics and busking : Was regular soloist at the "Market House Inn open mic nights for almost 3 years, Glastonbury UK, UK
2003
  • White Bear Theatre : Was SM for a production which Eliza Thompson directed. Eliza has worked with George Fenton, and was music supervisor on Interview With A Vampire, she heard some of my demos and endorsed them for me (-:, London, UK
1999
  • Kensington and Chelsea Community School : Part Time Performing Arts, London UK, UK
  • Kings Head Theatre Islington : Technical Stage Management Intern, was resposible for most of the lunchtime shows, plus over seeing the hire of the Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings, London, UK
  • Stage management : worked for almost 20 years in many fringe theatre venues in London and the home counties, London, UK
1997
  • Busking ( again LOL ) : Busked on the South Bank, Archway,and in various day centres, London, UK
1995
  • Busking and open mic : Alongside my theatre career I performed solo in Central London and open mics in Kingston upon thames, London, UK
1984
  • Open Mics : I was a regular performer at the Open Mic nights in Bognor Regis Watershed theatre, Bognor Regis, UK
1970
  • Killspindie : i played bass, and we did covers of Argent, the Free, and many originals, Midhurst,West Sussex, UK
1969
  • Big Bertha : I played lead/rythem , we did "heavy metal" covers of The Cream, Pink Floyd , and heavy Eleanor Rigby, Petworth, UK
1965
  • Song composing : Started composing songs from the age of 11,sold my first one to local band for £25, ( oh the big time!!! ) Still writing now,love music and show biz, Exeter, UK
1964
  • The Triffiks ( AKA THE TRIFFIK ORGANISATION : I was bass/ backing vocals with this Petworth West Sussex band, we performed 60s covers and many Tamla Motown hits. i played bass guitar and backing vocals and also did lead singing on songs by The Move, and my own originals., Petworth, UK

Acting

Acting experience:
  Previous unpaid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Accents spoken
  • UK English
Performed in many plays in the Petworth Players Amateur Dramatic Society when a teenager and also a number of productions during the 1990's. I played Brian Rix's part in "Dry Rot "
I was a professional Stage Manager on the London Fringe circuit for over 25 years and was an intern at The Kings Head Theatre Islington for a number of years working with Brendan Coyle, Clive Owen, Linda Marlowe,( I was Linda's SM on a number of lunchtime plays she directed ) ,also worked with Dervla Kirwan and Susan Lynch. I have theatre profile at www.stagejobspro.com/john katon

Music

REAL MIC

work in progress, sorry for "drop "during vocals

Guitar ability:
  Expert
Composer ability:
  Intermediate
Bass Guitar ability:
  Expert
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Influences: MuseThe WhoMike OldfieldCarlos SantanaSusan Vega

Played guitar since age of 11, and am somewhat senior now, but its been my "Best Friend" and life saver for years, Im still productive but the vocals are lacking now.
Have website at www.johnkaton.co.uk with some original compositions and solo videos,including a solo 15 minute version of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells .

Film & Stage Crew

Mainly London Fringe theatres including 3 years as an intern at the well known KIngs Head Theatre in Islington,have worked with Stephen Berkoff, Clive Owen (A Day In The Death of Joe Egg ), Brendan Coyle ( also have benn SM for some of Brendans shows which he directed) the dear lately departed Sussanah York and am very experienced music composer

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