The Johnny Cash Roadshow


A touring theatre show celebrating the the life & work of the late great Johnny Cash.

 

Meet the Band

 

Clive John

Clive John

Johnny Cash

is an award winning, singer/ songwriter based in Malvern, Worcestershire. An established artist in his own right with eight albums of his own material under his belt. Clive’s seventh album, The Spirit, was nominated Best British Country Album of the year and the single was at Number 1 for 8 weeks in Hot Disc Country Music Charts.

‘His eight studio album ‘A Brand New Beginning’ was released in 2018 and ‘Bad Man’ (first track from the album) was number one worldwide in Hot Disc Country chart for three weeks worldwide. Another song ‘September’ from same album was the fifth most popular song worldwide in 2018 and second most popular in UK and Ireland! The first most popular was a well known Garth Brooks song so this is a real achievement to have an unknown original song up against this level of popularity. There are also many more Clive John original songs that have had top five chart success in this chart over the years. 

A live recording from a concert at His Majesty’s theatre in Aberdeen of JCR’s version of Hurt was number 1 worldwide for four weeks in 2019.

Clive is also producer/owner and very proud of his other theatre show ‘Honky Tonk Angels’. www.honkytonkangels.band 

He is however better known to hundreds of thousands across Europe performing his version of Johnny cash in this critically acclaimed theatre production that we call JCR. 

Emily Heighway

Emily Heighway

June Carter

Emily is a singer/actress from London and graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre from the renowned Birmingham Theatre School in 2012.

She has appeared in musicals/plays such as ‘War and Peace’, ‘The Matchgirls’, ‘Beauty and The Beast’, ‘Dracula – The Musical’, ‘King Lear’ and ‘The Full Monty’ and has been lucky enough to travel the world, singing in various shows and productions.

Emily is extremely excited to have recently taken on the part of ‘June Carter’ in The Johnny Cash Roadshow and looks forward to many more gigs with the fantastically talented team of musicians

Martin Bentley

Martin Bentley

Bass

has a background in blues music and is no stranger to extensive UK touring, featuring in some of London’s finest music venues and festivals over the last decade.

Martin has also performed at Maida Vale studios for BBC Radio 2 before joining the Johnny Cash Roadshow to work alongside some of the finest musicians in the industry. Martin brings the beauty of double bass, electric bass and backing vocals to this impeccable theatre show.

Richard Murray

Richard Murray

Guitar

Richard hails from Northern Ireland and is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter. After music college, he worked around London as a session musician throughout the 2010s, before beginning a career as a touring showband musician in 2009.

Since then Richard has lived and worked in many bands (often with JCRs very own Joe Curtis) throughout Europe, the Middle East and The Far East. During this time he starred in the touring UK theatre show Born in the USA and has been a member of Celtic Rock band Pure Blarney. As a singer/songwriter Richard has released alot of solo material including the albums ‘Desert Wind’, ‘Borealis’, ‘Meet Me Halfway’ and, after signing to Ginger Syrup Records in 2018, ‘The Long Haul’.

Other artists Richard has been writing and performing with include Eden James, The Silver Seas, Lucy Layton, Elliot Randell (Steely Dan), Andy Leek (Dexys Midnight Runners), Mick Flinn & Paul Layton (The New Seekers) among others.

Joe Curtis

Joe Curtis

Drums

Joe Curtis has been playing drums for 26 years and had his first drum lesson aged 6 having spent years marching around with a tin drum, he played his first gig aged 8 and went on to perform with the Essex Youth Roadshow and other bands until he left school.

Whilst living and studying in Central France he worked with Soleil Records and Didj-show (a live 12pc band discotheque).

At 22, He joined a band and started to travel the world playing on ships, European tours,  Hotels and Night Clubs.

In 2016, he started a contract with Fathom (Carnival Cruises) where he worked as Musical Director and Band Leader.

Hugh Rashleigh

Hugh Rashleigh

Trumpet

Hugh Rashleigh, is a freelance musician from Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Primarily a cornet player with his local town band, Hugh went on to master every other instrument in the brass family, as well as becoming an accomplished pianist and singer.

Hugh has worked in nearly every genre he can think of as an educator, performer and studio musician, although he would admit he is most at home performing Blues & Pop music. His current discography highlight was joining the Royal Shakespeare Company on Brass for the 2017
season.

Hugh has always had a love for the water, and lives aboard a Dutch Barge on the River Avon, with his wife Kelly (also a superb musician) and their three young children. He is very excited to be joining the Johnny Cash Roadshow.

James Docherty

James Docherty

Trumpet

Debbie Watt

Debbie Watt

Vocals

Becci Morrell & Elkie Jeffery

Becci Morrell & Elkie Jeffery

Vocals

Becci Morrell has been singing in a professional capacity for over 19 years now. After training at LIPA Music school and gaining a BA Hons degree in Music.

Her performance credits include Blues in the Night, ABBA Forever,, All our yesterdays and Beyond the Barricade.. She has also been lucky enough to be involved with 5* cruise liners Gary Musick and QDOS productions as Lead Female Vocalist, Vocal Coach and Session Vocalist.

Her professional works do not just stop there she has also been involved in session work with some releases in the charts for Candid records and Ministry of Sound. Her vocals were lucky enough to have been featured on several dance tracks for groups such as Dario G and Sky High. Becci is currently touring with The George Michael Story and the Johnny Cash Roadshow.

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