John is a lyricist, book writer, playwright, copywriter, avid theatre-goer and member of the BML Advanced Group. He’s been working in marketing and digital for more than 20 years and is currently Lead Digital Product Owner

at PRS for Music.


He is currently working on a musicalisation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale 

with fellow BML member Joe Korner, along with Fay Wray Cabaret, a show of songs that he's creating with long-term writing partner, BML member

Simon Arrowsmith.


He wrote book and lyrics for Something Something Lazarus (King’s Head, London). A published short-story writer, he has a BA in English Literature & Language and an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing (Manchester).


For John, the promotion of writing and writers is just as important as the writing itself. He loves Sondheim.