JOHN HARDMAN - SHORT BIOGRAPHY Guitarist, keyboard player,producer,songwriter. John started his professional career as writer and guitarist / keyboard player for EMI band Sunfighter in 1975-1978. 1978-1980 John had a session career, working in most major London studios of the day, touring as well with musician/comedian Max Boyce. Numerous TV appearances were made including TOTP, Supersonic, Pebble Mill, Royal Variety Show, televised live shows and videos. In 1980 John formed his own independent record label with his brother called Swamp Records and a number of eclectic releases were made by such artists as Telephone Bill & The Smooth Operators, Neil Lewis, Eugene & The Syncopaters, The Chief, Susie Hep, Ian Lang & Small Change and others. Later on in 1986 the label concentrated almost exclusively on John's work with his new rock band Beats Working, releasing some 8 albums and various singles to date, including a one-off album called Good Love by 'Class of 2' (John & Lynn Sheppard, bass player and co-vocalist in Beats Working). As well, John has always been busy producing / playing guitar and/or keyboards for other artists, writing and producing material for rock band 'The Rushing' and female dance/rock artiste K8. He has just released a collection of his own songs written and produced over his long recording career, called 'Cooked Oxide'.