Jean Genie (Bowie) + Jimmy Cricket
Jean Genie was created by John Mainwaring and John Ford in 1993. An original recording artist in his own right, John has been signed by numerous record companies throughout his career - twice with Warner Bros. In the 1980s David Bowie's world-famous producer Tony Visconti produced some of John's songs when he was signed to WEA. John hit world fame as the only tribute artist to have actually fronted Bowie's original band ‘The Spiders from Mars’ on a 6-month tour. His programme for Cliviger Sounds includes the greatest hits from the 70’s and 80’s.
Jimmy originally won LWT’s talent contest, Search For A Star, and was given his own series on Central Television in the mid-1980s called “And There’s More”. He had his own programme on BBC Radio 2 and appeared in countless TV appearances including the Royal Variety Show and the Comic Relief video of The Proclaimers’ song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” featuring Matt Lucas and Peter Kay.