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John Tonks
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Music Producer, record engineer, musician
Associated acts Lulu
Paul Oakenfold
Duran Duran

John Tonks is a British producer, musical director, programmer, drummer and percussionist, whose work has included performing on Duran Duran's Pop Trash album.


John has been involved in a wide range of genres, with many varied artists such as Gabriella Cilmi, Paul Oakenfold, Neneh Cherry, Tricky, Lamb, Duran Duran, Lulu, Thea Gilmore, Fish, Stina Nordenstam, Lemonjelly, Steve Winwood, Sugababes, CirKus, and Thunder. Although still working in the live arena, his focus is turning more and more to writing and production, with notabable collaborations with DJ Herman Cattaneo. and producing original tracks for Bedrock, Renassance and Urban Torque.

John's Myspace page comments[]

“Always up for a collaboration......I've meet and worked with some amazingly talented people.... it's exciting to be able to bring them together.....”

A selection of credits[]

  • Renaissance Master Series Vol. 13 - Herman Cattaneo (Producer)
  • Renaissance Presents: The Master Series - Herman Cattaneo (Producer)
  • Harpo's Ghost - Thea Gilmore (Drums + Percussion)
  • Return To Childhood - Fish (Drums)
  • Nine Worlds - Achillea (Producer)
  • Heart Strings - Bonnie Tyler (Drums)
  • Pop Trash - Duran Duran (Drums, Electronic Percussion)
  • People Are Strange - Stina Nordenstam (Drums/Programmer)
  • Pre-Millennium Tension - Tricky (Drums)