Jon Hockings

London, United Kingdom

Musician

www.myspace.com/jonhockingsguitar

I’m an experienced guitarist and can also play bass and provide backing vocals. I am very comfortable with being filmed or photographed whilst playing. I enjoy working with artists on both music and lyrics to develop their material in the writing stages. I understand the importance of not overplaying however I can solo comfortably in all contemporary genres. I’m approachable, a good communicator and have a very professional approach to my work.

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Physical Details

Height
180 cm / 5ft 11in
Shoe size
10.0 UK / 11.0 US / 44.5 Euro
Ethnicity
White / Caucasian
Hair colour
Brown
Skin colour
White
Hair length
Medium
Eye colour
Blue
Hair type
Straight

Experience

2011
  • Godspell [Musical] (Allstar Productions: Musical Director Aaron Clingham) : Guitar (and doubled on acoustic) for a month showing of Godspell with AllStar Productions at the Rose and Crown Theatre. In Reviews the band were described as "fantastic" by Broadway baby. It's been nominated for best ensemble in the off west end awards, London, UK

Music

Sunday Morning on Acoustic

This is a song by maroon 5 the solo is at 1:47 theres a version with vocals coming soon.

Guitar ability: ExpertLike to join a band: No
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Country
Influences: StingMichael JacksonThe BeatlesJamiroquaiNorah JonesMumford And SonsStevie WonderAdeleJohn Mayer

Recording Experience:

Recently commissioned for a series of online recording sessions for producer Fabian Faupel (Abbey Road).

Played acoustic guitar parts in a session for Francesca Bergami’s debut album with the producers Simon Fuller and Sharooz Raoofi.

Recorded in 2010 with the Indie outfit ‘The Templates’ at Roundhouse studios funded by EMI, the track ‘Frayed Knot’ has since been released on Roundhouse Records and placed on itunes. This led to me recording with the leading producer Kris Burton (from Abbey Road studios).

Venues I've played at:

Notable venues I have played: Under the Bridge (Chelsea FC), Kensington Roof Gardens, The Bedford, Newham Festival, Wycombe Academy, Amika Club (Kensington), The Distillers (Hammersmith), Wilton Music Hall (Tower Bridge), The Living Room (Tower Bridge), Troubadour (Earls Court)


Artists I’ve worked with:

Shanice Steele: X factor 2007 Finalist, UK Live and Unsigned National Finalist.

Cash Taylor: Managed by George Eason from Global Publishing. (Founder of Showcase Live UK - Jessie J and JLS)

John Galea (songwriter): two top 10 european hits.

Ryan Taylor: previously two top 20 hits with pop band VS who were signed to Innocent Records.


I’ve been filmed for various broadcasters and have done several large label showcases as well as having recorded guitar for several established artists.


Qualifications

Currently 2nd year of the BMus degree in Popular Music Performance at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, learning from industry professionals such as; Justin Sandercoe (Katie Melua), Dario Corteze (Brent Mason) and Svetlana Vassilevna (Moby).

Higher Diploma in popular music performance at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (Distinction).

Grade 8 Guitar Rockschool.

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  • victoriapeters101
    Victoria Hi =] Im Vloves an Up and coming LDN artist in development and I'm really interested in working with you I think I could use your expertise on the guitar. Im currently in the process of professionally writing my new Ep and a single to release, and have performances scheduled for the summer. Im looking for a Guitarist to Jam with and write/develop songs with. If you want to hear some of my stuff send me your contacts on "Imjustv19 (at) Gmail(dot)com" or shout me on twitter (at) Vloveslove. xD
    1 year ago
  • morganoconnell