John Spiers at Towersey Village Festival 2008
|Birth name||John Spiers|
|Associated acts||Spiers and Boden, Bellowhead|
John was born in Birmingham but moved to Abingdon at an early age. His father is a Morris dancer. He attended John Mason School in Abingdon, and then went on to study genetics at King's College, Cambridge. As a child he learned the organ and piano and when he was a university student he began to play the piano accordion and melodeon. After spending some time busking he started a new career selling melodeons.
He and his partner have a son and a daughter.
- The John Spiers Tunebook (2002) – 32 tunes with chords
- Jiggery Pokerwork - The John Spiers Tunebook (2017) - 59 tunes with chords