Jon's biography.

Portrait of Phantom Nov by Alban Low


Name. Jonathan Novice.

Band nickname. Nov.

Date of birth. 8 July 1962.

Place of birth. Chiswick, London (same hospital as Phil Collins) .

Home town. Ramsey, Cambridgeshire (but grew up in Isleworth).

What instruments you play. Keyboard, guitar, percussion, bass guitar, bass ukulele, drums, flute, wine glasses, (anything that makes a noise!).

Musical influences. The Beatles, 10cc, Genesis.

Favourite band or song of the moment. Big Big Train.

Favourite ever Phantom cover. Bohemian Like You.

Favourite current Phantom cover. County House.

Favourite colour. Blue.

Favourite food/drink. Roast Dinner, Curry, Chinese, Fish & Chips, Cheese and Biscuits, Real Ale, Quality Lager, Red/White Wine, Port, Milk, Water.

Phantoms highpoint. The Half Moon, Putney – September 2019

Phantoms lowpoint. The Oak – June 2019.

First gig. ELO, Wembley Arena, June 1978.

Best ever gig(s). Genesis at The Lyceum Ballroom, London in 1980 & Talk Talk at Hammersmith Odeon, 1986.

Gig I wish I’d been to. Any Genesis concert on their 1977 tour (I was too young!!), Jellyfish at The Astoria in 1993 [Phantom Al was there]!

First Album I ever bought: Deceptive Bends by 10cc.

First Album I remember owning: The Beatles Red & Blue albums.

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