I’ve been a semi-professional musician pretty much all my adult life. I’ve played loud and quiet and all sorts of stuff in between. My own music, other people’s music. I’m mainly a guitar player. I’m a dreadful singer but I write good lyrics. I love writing.
My main avenue these days is a duo I have with my partner Celia Church. She’s a fabulous singer, seriously good. I write the words, she writes the melodies and away we go. We call ourselves Jonnie Goes To Church.
The South Gippsland Sentinel Times described our debut gig in December ’20 supporting Tim Rogers and Davey Lane at the Archies Creek Hotel as “stunning”. Stunning I tell you. We look forward to more gigs and recording this year.
I also have the huge pleasure of playing guitar with The Large Number Twelves. A legendary Melbourne Sunday afternoon front bar band.
I did front my own band The JVG Guitar Method for the last 12 years. COVID spelt the demise of the Guitar Method. Sad face emoji.
We recorded two CDs. I’ve got them in a box and they’re for sale. It was a crackin’ band. It’s always good to surround yourself with great players. But it ran its course.