John Spiers

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John Spiers
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John Spiers at Towersey Village Festival 2008
Background information
Birth name John Spiers
Born 1975
Birmingham
Genres Folk Music
Occupation(s) Musician
Associated acts Spiers and Boden, Bellowhead
Notable instruments
melodeon, concertina

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

Career[edit]

He plays with the duo Spiers and Boden and the band Bellowhead, and used to be a part of Eliza Carthy's old band The Ratcatchers.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Birmingham. 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.[1] 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.

He and his partner have a son and a daughter.

Other publications[edit]

  • The John Spiers Tunebook (2002) – 32 tunes with chords

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (19 September 2008). "Folk has a new sex appeal". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 

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