John Innes, Scotland's Finest Tenor
Biography

For over 15 years John Innes worked his way up the music industry ladder by performing popular operatic arias in cross section of public and corporate venues throughout the UK. His spectacular performances gained him a large grass roots following and he became affectionately known as "The Peoples Tenor" by fans and the media alike. Along the way John also managed to raise over £50,000 for various charities.


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John didn't begin singing professionally until the late age of 28, following 15 years as a saxophonist, 3 years of which were with the Royal Scots Military Band. He moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming an opera singer in 1997, and studied at The Opera Studio based in Morley College. He attempted to gain places at the prestigious National Opera Studio, but he narrowly missed being accepted due to his lack of formal music education. This was a turning point for John, who then set out on his tireless mission to take operatic music directly to the public, a decision that has touched the lives of thousands of people across the UK.


In November 2008, John took a brave step into the unknown when he hired the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow for the first time. He was hopeful that the same people who supported him in the public arena would turn out to support him in the theatre. The concert sold out 2 weeks early, he achieved a standing ovation and was left with enough profit to help fund his debut album.



Without the benefit of a recording contract, John hired the creative team behind Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and Hayley Westenra, and recorded his first album "On the Street Where You Live" with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. A dream comes true for this Edinburgh lad. On The Street Where You Live has since sold thousands of copies and has become an unofficial best seller by the measure of the classical music charts.


In 2009, with the help of†The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, John produced a charity CD for Help for Heroes. As a former soldier, and with his brother Moray still serving with The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, John felt compelled to use his talents to raise funds and awareness for this worthy charity that is dedicated to the rehabilitation of wounded military personnel.


Going from strength to strength, John completed his first solo UK concert tour in 2010. Today, he regularly performs at high profile sporting events in major stadiums including The Millennium Stadium with Katherine Jenkins, Old Trafford for The Rugby League Grand Cup Final, Twickenham at the six nations and Celtic Park for the Scottish premiership championships among many others.

John has also recently performed in concert with The London International Orchestra, The Scottish Festival Orchestra, and is about to tour The Middle East with performances in Abu Dhabi, and Dubai with UAE Symphony Orchestra.