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John Spiers

John Spiers, better known in folk circles as Squeezy, is one of the leading melodeon players of his generation. Well known for his partnership with Jon Boden as well as being a member of Bellowhead, the most successful folk band in recent history. John was also a member of Eliza Carthy’s band, featuring on her 2002 Mercury nominated album, Anglicana.

Mixing infectious dance tunes with incredibly sensitive and moving slow airs on a mind-boggling range of different squeezeboxes, John’s solo shows are a mixture of traditional material and his own more intricate compositions.
John was one of the leading duos in the country for many years hailing from the Oxford folk traditionas and sessions. A Wonderful musician off squeezeboxes and can also be seen in the Music Tent encouraging you to buy one of his Melodeons.

Website: www.johnspiers.co.uk/

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