Jon started playing guitar at 10 inspired by the new wave of Heay Metal in the eighties, and by 15 he was out gigging in pubs etc. He has taught guitar since the age of 19, including 15 years in Adult Education Classes, and gained a degree in Music and Media Studies in 1998. He has been in several other bands before Railroad of various styles but always rock or blues influenced.
In his own words: “I like cider, red wine, blues, metal, children, ladies, cats, dogs, camping, karate and VW camper vans. Oh, and guitars. Lots of guitars.
Jon left the band in January 2015.