John Chivers - Vocals and Drums

Live Electric Set Equipment Details

Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute drum kit (10", 12", 16" toms, 22" kick drum in Cherry Wood finish)
or
Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Nouveau drum kit (10", 12", 16" toms, 22" kick drum in Cranberry Red finish)
Yamaha SD-4105 14x5" brass snare drum
Zildjian/Paiste/Stagg Cymbals
Gibraltar GRS350C rack system
Roland SPD-S sampler module

Live Acoustic Set Equipment Details

Encore Falcon mandolin
Yamaha SD-4105 14x5" brass snare drum
Bongos
Meinl 'tambo-pedal'

Birthplace

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England

Education

B.A. Hons (First Class) in Modern Languages from Coventry University, 1994

Early Musical Background

John inherited his father's interest for music at an early age. At the age of seven John began piano lessons, thereby gaining an insight into musical theory and developing his sense of rhythm. He began drum lessons in 1981 at the age of ten and continued playing throughout his years at school in various projects. He sang in church, school and university choirs.

Musical Likes

Yes, Genesis, Rush, Jethro Tull, Mike Oldfield, Spock's Beard, Queen, The Cult, The Police, Dead Can Dance, a-ha.

Website

Visit John's website at www.johnchivers.com

Top Ten Favourite Songs

1. Awaken (1977) - Yes
2. And You And I (1972) - Yes
3. Supper's Ready (1972) - Genesis
4. Judas Iscariot (1977) - Rick Wakeman
5. Animation (1983) - Jon Anderson
6. The Light (1995) - Spock's Beard
7. Was It All Worth It (1989) - Queen
8. Instincts (1988) - Sally Oldfield
9. Entangled (1976) - Genesis
10. Reasons For Waiting (1969) - Jethro Tull

Top Ten Favourite Albums

1. Close To The Edge (1972) - Yes
2. Selling England By The Pound (1973) - Genesis
3. Going For The One (1977) - Yes
4. Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) - Jon Anderson
5. To Watch The Storms (2003) - Steve Hackett
6. Aion (1990) - Dead Can Dance
7. Heavy Horses (1978) - Jethro Tull
8. Exit... Stage Left (1981) - Rush
9. Minor Earth Major Sky (2000) - A-ha
10. Magnetic Fields (1981) - Jean-Michel Jarre

Hobbies / Interests

Badminton, tennis, skiing, languages, politics, history, obscure musical instruments.

Previous Bands

Scapegoat (1990-1992)

Citizen Kane (1993-1994)

Kid Gloves (1994-1996)

 


Photography by Marcus Grant