"John makes vivid and compelling radio; the best feature maker that I have ever worked with"

Chris Bennett, Producer, BBC at the Brighton Festival

"I've recently finished working with John on a ten part Women's Hour series for BBC Radio 4, adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'. John created the soundscapes and composed all the music for the series in just three days. Despite this pressure, working with John was an absolute pleasure. He seemed to instinctively understand what I was asking for and delivered something better than I could have imagined. He is always ready with a creative idea but isn't at all precious about his own work. It was a lovely collaborative process and I am really delighted with the result. It has turned a radio drama in to a rich and evocative piece of audio art."

Anita Sullivan, writer and director

"After using John's sound services for some years as a sound recordist I asked him to produce the voice track and sound design for my short sci-fi comedy film Reptile Day. We worked together closely over a period of months and John was helpful and imaginative, contributing some fun ideas and lateral solutions - really on the ball. And we had a good laugh. The awards the film has received are due in no small part to John's hard work and ability."

Tom Hickmore, film maker

"I've worked with John on and off for four years. He produced the sound design for the animated sequences for ‘The Man Who Ate His Lover’ (Channel 4 - Bodyshock) and more recently I employed John in the making of a couple of films commissioned by the University of Brighton.

John has an outstanding level of professionalism and experience. He is someone who will work on something until it is right. His studio is set up to deal with all aspects of sound design; from treating film audio to creating original music of any style and foley. His contributions often improve on an initial idea immeasurably.

Sessions with John are always a pleasure enhanced by probably one of the finest collections of loose leaf tea you'll ever find in the business."

Tim Sagar, Animation and Film Director

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Pick of the week

Two of John’s A –Z features produced for BBC Southern Counties Radio were selected as Radio 4's Pick of the Week during 2007. In May 'S is for Seagull: How to Stuff a Seagull in a Minute' featured and 'Q: the Art of Queuing' was broadcast in August.

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'S is for Seagull'

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'Q: the Art of Queuing'