John Foreman (musician)

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John Foreman
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Photographed in January 2012
Background information
Birth name John Gregory Foreman
Born (1972-04-24) 24 April 1972 (age 42)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s) musician, television personality
Years active 1992–present

John Gregory Foreman[1] (born 24 April 1972) is an Australian musician and television personality. In 1992, he joined the Network Ten team for Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton , serving as Music Director until retiring in 2004. During 2003–2008 he was Musical Director of Australian Idol.[2]

Foreman hails from Newcastle, New South Wales, and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.[3]

In 2000, he wrote the Olympic Flame song, "The Flame", performed by Tina Arena for the 2000 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.[1] In December 2005 Foreman began hosting The Big Night In with John Foreman. The premiere episode featured an interview with actor Russell Crowe, as well as interviews with vocalists Deborah Conway and Tina Cousins.

Foreman is the Musical Director for Melbourne's Christmas Eve 'Carols by Candlelight', at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, since 2003.[4] In 2008 he appeared alongside Ian Dickson, Cosima De Vito and Guy Sebastian to pay tribute to Shannon Noll on This Is Your Life.[5]

In February 2012 he joined the reboot of Young Talent Time as the Musical Director.

In 2013 he produced Anthony Calleas Christmas album 'This Is Christmas'.[6]


  • Foreman, John (2005). Your Guide to Unlocking the Australian Music Industry : A Definitive Guide to Getting Started and Succeeding in One of Australia's Toughest Industries. South Oakleigh, Vic: Funtastic. ISBN 978-1-74167-016-5. [7]


  1. ^ a b ""The Olympic Flame" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Dennehy, Luke (31 May 2009). "Musical director John Foreman's Idol end". Sunday Herald Sun (News Corp). Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  3. ^ About John
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  7. ^ "John Foreman : your guide to unlocking the Australian music industry : a definitive guide to getting started and succeeding in one of Australia's toughest industries / [John Foreman]". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2010.