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John Spiers

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Birth name  John Spiers
Occupation(s)  Musician

Name  John Spiers
Genres  Folk music
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Associated acts  Spiers and Boden, Bellowhead
Music groups  Bellowhead (Since 2004), Spiers and Boden
Albums  Sea Shanties - Rousing Songs From the Age of Sail, Olde Irish Jigs & Reels, An English Folk Christmas
Similar People  Jon Boden, Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick, Rachael McShane, Justin Thurgur

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John Spiers (born 1975) is an English melodeon, concertina and bandoneon player.

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Career

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John is best known for his work with the duo Spiers and Boden, the band Bellowhead, and Eliza Carthy's old band The Ratcatchers. He is currently focusing on solo performance.

Personal life

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John was born in Birmingham but moved to Abingdon at an early age. His father is a Morris dancer. He attended John Mason School in Abingdon, and then went on to study genetics at King's College, Cambridge. As a child he learned the organ and piano and when he was a university student he began to play the piano accordion and melodeon. After spending some time busking he started a new career selling melodeons.

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He and his partner have a son and a daughter.

Other publications

  • The John Spiers Tunebook (2002) – 32 tunes with chords
  • Jiggery Pokerwork - The John Spiers Tunebook (2017) - 59 tunes with chords
  • References

    John Spiers Wikipedia


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