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.
ever Phantom cover. Bohemian Like You.
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.
lowpoint. The Oak – June 2019.
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.