14 May 2022
JB Convention: FanFusion, Phoenix AZ
John will be at the FanFusion Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center on 27-29 May, as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of bringing fans the best of pop culture!
Tickets are now on sale from:
25 March 2022
JB TV: All Star Musicals
All Star Musicals is back! Hosted by John and with a star-studded line-up of hopeful celebrities vying to be crowned the star of their favourite musical, this is a show not to be missed. Tune in at 7.30pm on Sunday, 3 April on ITV or watch on the ITV Hub. John will be joined by judges Elaine Paige, Trevon Dion Nicholas and Samantha Barks.
24 March 2022
JB Convention: Colorado Springs Comic Con, CO
Colorado Springs is hosting its Comic Con in August at the Broadmoor World Arena, offering signings, photo ops and panels and much fandom fun! John will be there on 20-21 August.
Tickets are now on sale from:
17 March 2022
JB Convention: FedCon30, Bonn, Germany
Take a trip to the lovely German city of Bonn for the 30th Anniversary of FedCon! John will be there on 4-5 June for photo ops, signings, special meet and greets and, billed as the highlight of the con - John's panel!
For more information and tickets go to:
22 February 2022
JB music: New album coming soon!
John has recorded a brand new album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring musical theatre songs he loves to perform. He has signed to new record label Westway Music.
Neil O'Brien, founder of Westway Music, said: "I have worked with John since 2007, primarily with live concerts and touring and when I formed Westway in 2020, I always felt that it could be a good home for his many talents. To be able to produce an album of musical theatre songs with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London will make this one of our key releases for this year and something I am very excited about."
More information about the new album will be released soon.
22 November 2021
JB TV: Lorraine
John will join Lorraine on her show on ITV on Tuesday, 23 November. Tune in from 9.00 to ITV or STV or catch up on +1 or the ITV Hub.
15 December 2021
JB to host All Star Musicals
Following the two previous successful All Star Musicals shows, ITV will be recording two special programmes for broadcast around Christmas and in the New Year. John will again host, with Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks and Trevor Dion Nicholas as judges. To read more about the shows, visit the ITV website at:
If you'd like the chance to be in the audience for the recording of these great shows, you can apply for audience tickets at:
The recordings will be on Monday, 1 and Tuesday, 2 November at The Troubadour, Wembley Park, London. Sign up now for what will be a wondeful show of musical theatre songs!
2 April 2021
Please be aware that scammers are out in force at the moment. Multiple fake accounts have been showing up on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram, to try to con fans and defraud them.
The latest scheme starts with a brazen fraudster pretending to be John and sending Instagram PMs warning about scammers, and sounds plausible. The scammer asks the fan to chat on Hangouts or WhatsApp, and then asks for money.
Please alert your friends and fan groups. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the webteam at:
23 February 2021
John chats to Lulu
Fellow Scot, Lulu, invited John to join her for a chat on her live Instagram feed. Their conversation is available on Instagram at:
10 February 2021
John on Emma Forbes' Podcast
John has been chatting to his friend, Emma Forbes, for her "Life and Soul" podcast. Grab a cuppa and listen in on their conversation at the link below.
2 December 2020
Do you like tales of magic, adventure, and fantasy? Are you a fan of terrific comic novels? Check out Acursian, by Erika Lewis, Carole Barrowman and John! The complete collection, previously released in serial form, is now available as a book and it would be a great gift - or you could treat yourself.
Available for purchase from Legendary Comics, any online book retailer, or check out your local bookstore.
3 October 2020
As the pandemic situation continues to restrict mass events, FedCon 29 and Winnipeg Comic Con are unable to be held as scheduled. FedCon 29 has been cancelled. Winnipeg ComicCon has been postponed to 29-31 October 2021. Guests will be confirmed nearer the time.
2 July 2020
JB appointed President of TRIC
During the livestreamed TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) Summer Drinks event on Thursday, 2 July, outgoing President Lorraine Kelly announced that John was taking over the role. John has nominated the charity "akt", which provides support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Read more about the work of TRIC at:
20 June 2020
Beautiful City - A Tribute to the NHS
John recently introduced and performed "Beautiful City", alongside other musical stars, in a tribute to the NHS and keyworkers, organised by Scots in the City. Watch the video on YouTube at:
12 June 2020
John is now on Cameo!
If you've ever wanted a personal video message from John, as a treat for yourself, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to send a supportive message to a friend, now's your chance! John has joined the Cameo platform to send video messages to fans.
Check out the details at:
A reminder about private messages from John. They're not John!
Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has an official Facebook page, plus Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the posts from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As.
A request from John
Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.
All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.