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Blown It!

'Blown It!' is a unique, informal interactive evening of outrageous and hilarious story-telling, beautiful live performance and a chance to shine a light behind the scenes of some of the favourites from your record collection.

You won't have heard of Johnny Thirkell. You wouldn't recognise him in a line up. He can walk into any pub unnoticed - but chances are he'll be on most of the songs on the jukebox. You will have sung along with him many times in the car or perhaps had him as your first dance, for he has been the trumpeter of choice for the biggest names in music.

'Blown It!' is an unbelievable tale. From miner to major..... imagine a Billy Elliott who can't dance...... but plays the trumpet instead!

Having recorded and toured with.....

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  • David Bowie

  • Bruno Mars

  • Queen

  • Level 42

  • Sting

  • Paul Weller

  • George Michael

  • The Who

  • Eric Clapton

  • Shania Twain

  • Joe Cocker

  • Kylie Minogue

  • Tina Turner

  • Bon Jovi

  • Barry White

  • Jamiroquai

  • Lisa Stansfield

  • Rod Stewart

....and many, many more, his career is a madcap mix of crazy stories, unbelievable scrapes and amazing experiences.

He auditioned the Spice Girls in his front room. He's Walked on Sunshine, shot Poisoned Arrows, found Fastlove for George Michael and helped Ant & Dec get Ready to Rhumble.

He's even the trumpet you hear every time you do the Countdown Conundrum!

Appearing on at least one album in the UK Charts continuously, without a break for 13 ½ years, he has so far has racked up 36 Number One Albums!

He's spent his whole life blowing his own trumpet..... yet nobody knows him!

Now you can hear just exactly what it's like behind the scenes, listen to some outrageous stories and ask the questions you've always wanted to ask.

He's Been there... Seen it.....Done it.....Blown it!!

But what do the people say?

" Johnny is maddeningly talented; funny, clever, handsome, the best damn trumpeter I ever heard and the only man I know who can wear a beret without making you want to move to a different carriage" - Hugh Laurie

"In my band Poor White Trash and the Little Big Horns, Johnny was a little big horn. His stories were always hilarious and his haircuts more so. He was always on point, on time and on the one... Johnny T in the place to be...” - Sir Lenny Henry

“Johnny is the 'real deal’ a great guy and a fantastic player. Always got a smile on his face and a story to tell to lift the mood if needed" - Rick Astley

"Before I met Johnny I was driving a Ford Fiesta!" - Jay Kay

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