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John Llewellyn-Perkins

Singer/songwriter/producer, John Llewellyn-Perkins has been in the music business for many years and has worked in close association with many artistes on his group of record labels. Most notable bands he's been part of include The Romantics (European version), Pure Silk, along with Indi Hawkes & The White Eagle Band.

John is originally from Hereford but like many he moved away to the big cities out of necessity "My first professional music years" says John, "were spent in Dawnwind with co-writer Jon Harflett, and we were under the same management as groups like Blonde On Blonde and UFO and eventually released an album called "Looking Back On The Future" on the Amron label - more recently re-released (first on CD) by Sun beam Records with a wonderful booklet and remastered at Abbey Road Studios.

Around that time (1976) he met and teamed up with his long time friend and singing partner Vicky Murray Jones and initially they went through some name changes and varying line ups before recording as Pure Silk and the resulting single was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in 1984, which got airplay on many stations in the UK.

In 1990 he teamed up with Vicky's son Simon and his own sons to form The Romantics (European version - unaware of the American band with same name) and the album Mon Amie spawned a single "Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder" which got airplay all over Europe, most notably on BBC Radio One, and other BBC Network stations in Scotland and Ireland, and Atlantic 252 along with lots of local stations".

Then followed a spell where that band became inactive and John worked mostly in the studio 'til he met up with Indi Hawkes. The White Eagle Band was born, alongside the album "Beyond the Plains" which he co-wrote with Indi and produced."We began gigging" John continues, "with me taking Indi to the Fete de la Musique in Paris - France to make her debut and the result was a number of radio and festival appearances". The best of album by that band is still available on this site.

Then another Romantics single & video followed called "The Wonder Behind Your Eyes" but this time with only two (Simon and John) on the road. He explains, "In a rest from that, I begun compiling tracks I had written for an album with the working title "Lonely Heart", but hit on the idea of using versions recorded by the various friends who had covered my songs to become a various artistes compilation album."

Then John & Barbara McDonald met on the internet........................and they are now on their 14th year, and following a string of internet hits one of which was produced by andrew Gold, they recorded a song for a movie that enjoyed more success for them and forms the title track of a forthcoming album.

Alongside this John has continued production work with other artists in the IMMG roster including Sean Saye, Ain't Misbehavin' with Diane Atkinson and most recently with Robin Welch, Ezekiel Butler, The Weapons Factory, From The Ashez, Natalie Hall, Shari Wilson-Cole, Dave Evans, Chris Money and Nick Davis.

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