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JOHN HARDMAN

Guitarist,vocalist,keyboard player,producer,songwriter. John started his professional career as writer and guitarist/keyboard player for EMI band Sunfighter in 1975-1978, working with Queen's producer Roy Thomas Baker and Chris Rainbow from The Alan Parsons Project 
1978-1980 John had a session career, working in most major London studios of the day, touring as well with musician/comedian Max Boyce. Numerous TV appearances were made including BBC's Top Of The Pops, Supersonic, Pebble Mill, Royal Variety Show, televised live shows and videos. In 1980 John released his first solo single on Gallery/WEA label and also formed his own independent record label with his brother called Swamp Records (UK) and a number of eclectic releases were made by such artists as Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators, Neil Lewis, Eugene & The Syncopaters, The Chief, Susie Hep, Ian Lang & Small Change and others. In November 1981 John's daughter was born and followed her father's footsteps into the music industry (later on better known as Sarah Harding (RIP) of the British hit girlband 'Girls Aloud'). In 1984 John started working with Gus Dudgeon (best known for his Elton John/Chris Rea/Elkie Brooks album productions). Several tracks were produced between John and Gus, 2 of which appeared on Beats Working's debut album in 1986. Sadly Gus, his talent and his wife were taken from us at a later date, and they are much missed. From 1986 the label concentrated almost exclusively on John's work with his new rock band Beats Working (10 albums + singles to date)/JH solo-3 albums/singles/John Hardman Band-EP & singles (rock/blues)/Class Of 2 (1 album)/Intrinsik (acoustic duo - 1 album). Latest album release from Beats Working is 'Perspection'(Dec'21) with new single 'Burning Heart'. JH solo has 3 single releases out at the moment,'Love Ain't Ever Been Here Before', 'Walking On Air' & 'You Raise Your Hands'.

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