Jono’s background comes from the entertainment industry working both sides of the curtain for over 27 years. Formally a professional Musician for 15 years with tours, sessions and at the BBC he went on to develop and run a unique music student network of national UK events and award ceremonies, which was a launchpad for numerous up-and-coming talent at the time including Ed Sheeran.
He has also worked as a freelance Events Manager and Health and Safety Advisor for major festivals across the UK.
Jono has music induced Tinnitus and hearing loss and is very passionate about raising awareness on hearing conservation in education and the music industry. Jono is now on the Board of Directors at the world’s leading hearing protection company: ACS Custom. In 2014 he launched a campaign called Play Safe Now - Hear Tomorrow on hearing conservation issues, which has received support from acclaimed names in the music industry and music education worldwide. Jono also sits on the Musicians’ Health Advisory Board for Help Musicians UK, the AFEM Health Working Group and is an advisor for The British Tinnitus Association’s Plug’em campaign.