John O'Connell

formerly GROUNDPIG


Charley Blue who performs with John and Simply Dylan got 3 turns from the judges on BBC 1's The Voice. Successful in the Blind Auditions and a firm member of Team Will Charley and Blue then suceeded in the Knock- out Rounds.  Well done Charley we're very proud.

John was delighted to have supported Gordon Haskell at the beginning of December. Gordon formerly of Fleur de Lys and King Crimson turned the music industry upside down when his song How Wonderful You Are enjoyed chart success and went on to become the most requested song on BBC Radio 2.

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Brand new SIMPLY DYLAN footage recorded at the Echo

Auditorium celebrating Bob's 75th Birthday.

John and Simply Dylan are delighted to announce their

4th UK tour. Tickets now on sale.

Groundpig 10 Years Remembered performed on 5th February 2016 live at the Cavern Club.


In tribute to Graham Evans the band left the microphone free and played along to a mini disk recording of Graham playing the Old Grey Whistle Test's theme song. The recording from the 1990s sounds as vivid and clear as ever and is a fitting tribute to Graham's musicianship. The clips are a mixture of the footage from the Cavern plus some older clips of Groundpig  performing (originally Groundhog) and demonstrates the fun and laughter that epitomised the band.



Such was the volume of people, Simply Dylan were asked to play just one more song by a representative from the Echo Arena.

Watch an enthusiastic Liverpool crowd enjoying the music prior to Bob Dylan's concert.