Biography

Johnny has always had a foot in the theatrical world of performance; from the childhood days of staging pantomimes under the stairs to appearing in school productions. He studied Theatre Studies to A’level at his local school, where he took part in many plays, even playing Macbeth.

Since leaving education he undertook tuition in Classical singing, and was part of an opera chorus singing all over Nottingham and the country. Johnny has also appeared on the silver screen as a Background Artist, the latest being in The Duchess, with Kiera Knightley. He has also done modelling work for advertising.

Having an interest in the 1940s brought him to his next involvement in music and theatre, having been asked to develop a wartime ENSA show for a local museum event & the rest is history…….

Johnny is also the member of a number of local theatrical groups, including Derby Gilbert and Sullivan Company. He is part of a select number who will be performing in The United States of America at the International G&S Festival 2010.

Frances has been performing since she was 3 years old, when she took up dancing at The Barbara Fothergill School of dance in Kent. As a child actress she took to the screen, appearing in TV and adverts. She studied at the Italia Conte School of theatre and dance, and graduated to appear in many West-End musicals including 42nd street and Cavalcade.

Since relocating to the Midlands Frances has joined local theatre groups, including Central Operatic and has appeared in many of their productions including Carousel, Brigadoon, Calamity Jane, Fiddler on the Roof and many other plays and concerts.

A chance meeting with Johnny brought them together and they have been happily singing and tap-dancing since.

Johnny & Frances are also available for non-1940s work, including other genres of song and dance, (musical theatre, classical) film and TV work and modelling.