John Beesley

Bass/Tenor, PRO

John has always enjoyed performing. As a teenager he sang at weekends in a pub where his mum played piano and his dad worked behind the bar. Over the past 30 years he’s been in a number of choirs, but knew little about barbershop until a family friend suggested he give it a try and emailed a link to the Capital Chorus website. “I went along with a certain amount of apprehension” says John, “but everyone was so welcoming and encouraging that I was soon joining in and afterwards was invited along to the pub”. John, who works as a radio producer, says that he’s been learning the repertoire by singing along to his MP3 player while riding his bike. “It’s a great way of learning” he says, “but I think I’m rapidly becoming known as the neighbourhood eccentric!”