John Bowles is a respected tv presenter, theatre and concert performer.
John Bowles is at home on the theatre stage, in concert, in front of or behind the camera, as a producer, in the recording studio, or as a television host.
Disney’s Lion King Backstage DVD
Disney produced a “backstage documentary” hosted by JB. The filming took place at The Lyceum Theatre, London, during March, 2013.
Launch – John Bowles Online
Touring the Arts Centres of NSW & Vic, Australia, in 2016 John presented a series of concerts paying tribute to the greats of Country Music – Country Gold was also turned into a recording, paying tribute to Glenn Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver & many more…
Country Gold (2016)
Imagine (A tribute to John Lennon)
The Peter Allen Songbook (Middle Eight Music, 2006)
Tribute (Middle Eight Music, 2000)
Hooked On A Feeling (Larrikin Records, 1992)
My Favourite Love (Single – Duet with Michelle Argue, 1984)
I Can Jump Puddles (Single – Theme to the “Year of The Disabled” written by Peter Best, 1982)
Sydney Ent. Centre Xmas – You Raise Me Up
John performed at The Sydney Entertainment Centre, in a the official Xmas Concert of the NSW Premier. An all-star line-up performed to a sell-out crowd in 2012.
High Society – UK National Tour (Music & Lyrics)
John toured the length and breadth of the UK in this stylish production of High Society starring Michael Praed, as Dexter Haven during 2013. John understudied the lead role.
Sunday In The Apartment
JB performs his arrangement of John Lennon’sImagine in the Xmas edition of Sunday In The Apartment (A showcase of Australian talent in London – an initiative of the Australian High Commission) 2012.
The Peter Allen Songbook – Regional Australian Tour (Promac Productions)
2012 saw John back in Australia touring a show he co-wrote in a tribute to famous Australian songwriter Peter Allen.
“Child-star” on Young Talent Time (Network Ten, Australia)
John grew up on Australian TV as a young star of the enormously successful variety program Young Talent Time and featured in more than 300 hours of “live” television, concerts and recordings, over a period of five years, from the age of ten. In 2001 he produced and directed a documentary TV Special which looked back at the unique experience of the Young Talent Time cast members, not only was it one of the highest rating programs of that year, but it has since been successful DVD release for Universal.
John was flown to Australia to participate in the re-launch of the iconic Australian television program in 2012. The re-launch was a star-studded event at Luna Park, Sydney, and included interviews and live performances.
The Phantom of the Opera (Cameron Mackintosh Org.)
2007-8 John returned to the role of Raoul in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong & Melbourne.
“Masterpiece” The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Concert/DVD (Really Useful Co./Universal)
In 2002 John performed in Masterpiece, starring Elaine Page, in front of a live audience of 15,000, and a television audience of millions, in Beijing’s Great Hall Of The People. This music theatre event paying tribute to the music of Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, which includes John singing the duet from “Phantom”, has since been released worldwide on DVD.
Documentary: “Young Talent Time Tells All” (Network Ten, Australia/Universal Pictures)
JB produced/directed/and hosted the documentary TV special that looked back at the tremendous success of the iconic Australian variety program Young Talent Time, which John had been a cast member of as a young performer. The program went on to be released on DVD through Universal Pictures.
AM Adelaide – Morning TV (Seven Network, Australia)
As co-host, with Jan Beasley, of this popular daily morning television program John found himself interviewing visiting celebrities, cooking and presenting advertorials for over 3 years.
Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – Aust/NZ Tour (Essgee Ent.)
Essgee Entertainment’s hit re-staging of Stephen Sondheim’s musical starred Jon English. John B played the romantic lead character of Hero opposite Helen Donaldson.
Mo Award Winner
He is well known for his solo concert and cabaret performances for which he has won two Australian Mo Awards. He has appeared on every major Australian TV variety program and featured in his own regular segment on The Midday Show (Nine Network, Australia) for three years at the request of Ray Martin.
Cats – Asian Tour (Cameron Mackintosh Org.)
John Played Munkustrap (the Narrator) in a record-breaking tour throughout Asia. It was the first western-style musical presented in Asia and it opened the way for many theatre presentations beyond.
He is well known for his solo concert and cabaret performances for which he has won two Australian Mo Awards. He has appeared on every major Australian TV variety program and featured in his own regular segment on The Midday Show (CH 9) for three years at the request of Ray Martin.