“I first met John McKenzie back in 1980 or thereabouts when I saw him playing with Morrissey-Mullen and promptly hired him to play bass on some of the first recordings I produced, including my early 80’s SunPalace tracks. Since that time we have become firm friends and musical associates.” – Mike Collins
From Bob Dylan to The Pretenders, from the Global Village Trucking Company to the Eurythmics, from Alison Moyet to Steve Hillage, from Jim Diamond to Bond, from Matt Bianco to Morrissey-Mullen, John McKenzie is one of the UK’s leading session and touring musicians.
John played bass from October 2014 to October 2015 in the acclaimed musical “Memphis” at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre and recorded bass on the Official London Cast Album. Since 2016, John has been touring and recording with Ibibio Sound Machine.
John also plays excellent guitar: “I will never forget seeing John McKenzie play a ‘blinding’ finger-style solo on my Yamaha nylon-strung guitar which he had borrowed for an Annabel Lamb recording at Master Rock Studios in Kilburn many moons ago!”
© 2016 Mike Collins