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)
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
Meinl 'tambo-pedal'


Bradford, West Yorkshire, England


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.


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