John Furlong Music
drummer | Guitarist | Tutor
07720 810742
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Welcome to John Furlong Music
One of Bristol's most popular musicians now offers one-to-one music tuition.
Guitar lessons and drum lessons in Bristol and North Somerset.

Learning to make music opens up new worlds for adults and children alike and can be one of the best ways to relax, stimulate the mind and have fun - all at the same time!! Cool huh?

My name is John Furlong and I have been playing music in wide range of styles for over 35 years and have taught both drums and classical guitar for over 10 years.

I am a fully qualified music teacher employed by North Somerset Council teaching Guitar, Ukelele, Banjo and Drums in schools throughout the region.

Hopefully you have visited my website because you or your child are interested in learning more about playing the drums or guitar.
But briefly this is what I offer:

Enjoyable drum and guitar lessons - learn all you need to know and nothing you don't!
I have a wealth of teaching experience and musical knowledge and believe in making each lesson varied and enjoyable. Pupils will progress at their pace and gain a great sense of achievement by keeping a healthy balance of learning new (and improving existing) techniques through learning songs and music styles that inspire them.

All ages and abilities welcome
I teach all ages and all abilities. Most of my guitar pupils are beginners to intermediate levels and my drum pupils range from beginners to seasoned professionals who need a bit of a brush up. Needless to say I am fully CRB checked.

For lessons or bookings, call me now on 07720 810742

John's Bands

I have played in numerous bands over the years and have covered most genres!

Today I perform with a number of bands including Moments Of Pleasure: The Music Of Kate Bush. One of the UK's top tribute bands, we provide a great opportunity to see and hear the music of Kate Bush performed accurately and affectionately with plenty of love and emotion, capturing the tone and emotion of Kate's songs perfectly.

I also perform regularly with Flash Harry, one of the South West's leading Folk / Rock / Country Blues bands and Lost 11, Bristol's finest close harmony Electric Country Blues bands. More details below.

Check out the gig list at the bottom of this page and come and see us play regularly - maybe even buy the CD! Hopefully you will be inspired enough to want to learn to play yourself.

Moments Of Pleasure
Moments of Pleasure: the music of Kate Bush
Moments of Pleasure: The Music of Kate Bush are a group of experienced and dedicated musicians and avid fans of Kate Bush who endeavour to pay homage to her amazing talent and music and bring it to the live stage!
Those who missed out on her live shows can now catch a totally immersive 'live' experience featuring the amazing vocal talents of Lisa-Marie Walters.
Flash Harry
Flash Harry
Flash Harry are masters of their craft. Their music puts a smile on your face, sweat on your brow and stomp in your feet.
Regulars on the music scene for over 200 years, Flash Harry are a band full of humour, energy and musicianships.
The latest CD 'Furry Tales' is available now.
Lost Eleven
Lost Eleven
Lost Eleven are based around Bristol and play mostly obscure country-blues covers with a feelgood factor.
Lively and danceable featuring slide-guitar, banjo-picking and 3-part vocal harmony.

Lost 11 are usually a 5-piece outfit but can slim down to an acoustic 3-piece for smaller gigs.
First Raitt
First Raitt
Celebrating the powerful blues-based music of Bonnie Raitt, with Caroline Tarbuck, a worthy frontwoman to a hard-rocking band largely drawn from the excellent Flash Harry.
Roger Slade lead guitar and vocals, Pete Watson keyboards/mandolin, Ian Vallin bass guitar, John Furlong drums and Caroline Tarbuck on lead vocals
MOMENTS OF PLEASURE: THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
Thursday 8th August - Fringe
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Thursday 22nd August - Old Duke
 
FLASH HARRY
Sunday 25th August - Seymour Arms, Blagdon
 
LOST ELEVEN
Sunday 8th September- Eldon House
 
FLASH HARRY
Saturday 21st September-Old Duke
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Sunday 22nd September-Wotton under edge
 
MOMENTS OF PLEASURE: THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
Saturday 28th September-Lodway Cricket Club
 
LOST ELEVEN
Sunday 29th September-Eldon House
 
FLASH HARRY
Saturday October 5th-Harbourside
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Friday 11th October-Rolleston, Swindon
 
LOST ELEVEN
Saturday 26th October-Harbourside
 
LOST ELEVEN
Sunday 27th October-Newbridge
 
LOST ELEVEN
Wednesday 30th October-Old Duke
 
LOST ELEVEN
Sunday 3rd November-Eldon House
 
LOST ELEVEN
Saturday 9th November-Rolleston, Swindon
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Wednesday 13th November-Old Duke
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Friday 15th November-Hinton Charterhouse
 
MOMENTS OF PLEASURE: THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
Saturday 16th November-Tithe Barn, nailsea
 
FLASH HARRY
Tuesday 19th November-Downend Tavern
 
FIRST RAITT BAND
Saturday 23rd November-Harbourside
 
FLASH HARRY
Saturday 30th November-Rolleston, Swindon
 
MOMENTS OF PLEASURE: THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
Friday 6th December-Southbank Centre
 
FLASH HARRY
Saturday 7th December-Old Duke
 
FLASH HARRY
Saturday 14th December-Cornerhouse, Frome
 
GLAM HARRY
Saturday 21st December-Fiddlers
 
LOST ELEVEN
Sunday 22nd December-Eldon House
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Flash Harry
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