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John Pope, musician/performer


John played with artists across the spectrum of modern music, from folk songsters to free improv legends and bands of all-star Northern musicians, drawing on the history of 60s avant-jazz and adventurous sounds of today’s European jazz scene. Played bass with Paul Smith from Maximo Park featured at UK BBC Radio 6 (as album of the week) and involved in theatrical presentations in national theatres including playing at Newcastle Theatre Royal and Sage Gateshead. A long term collaborator with Skimstone Arts, creating songs and improvised soundscapes.