JONATHAN PERKINS 

COURSE LEADER | CORNWALL

Jonathan has been a working musician since the mid-seventies. He has been signed by many music publishers and record labels including Majors and several Independents. He has co-written two hit singles in the UK and Europe and played on a number one selling single and album in the USA and elsewhere. Both as a solo performer in various projects and as a member of many successful bands, Jonathan has toured widely (wildly) traveling both first class and economy. The often surreal and eclectic diversity of musical styles and influences in his work is exemplified by the many influential artists and “bright sparks” he has worked with over the last 35 years.

Jonathan began lecturing in 2003 and joined dBs in 2011 and has become an invaluable member of the team!

What is a memorable musical memory from your childhood?

Watching my dad play his double bass on the landing of our house before he contracted polio.

What was your most embarrassing music-related moment? 

Singing a duet with Lulu and forgetting the words in front of music industry luminaries.

What three albums would you take to a desert island (and those you'd really take, not those that'll impress the readers!)? 

All mine!

What would your super power be? 

Love!

What pop legend would you dress up as for a party? 

Elvis's Live Comeback TV special 1968.

Music software, what's your weapon of choice? 

Cigarettes & Coffee.

What's your fave piece of music tech hardware?

An engineer.

What are you most proud of? 

My family.

What are your three favourite music tech techniques? 

Volume, Bass & Treble.

What is your favourite thing about dBs? 

The staff.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 

Now.