John Fannon with Jilly Martin Opening
March 1, 2014
Formerly of the classic rock band New England
John Fannon is the former singer, songwriter, guitarist, and co-producer of the 70s and 80s AOR classic rock band New England, most famous for their 1979 worldwide top 40 classic AOR hit Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya. During those years John worked with many superstars in music, including the late producer/engineer Mike Stone of Queen, Asia and Journey fame, Todd Rundgren and Paul Stanley. In 2011, John embarked on a solo project, performing in the Boston and New York markets as he composed for his first solo album. John released Saved All The Pieces in June 2013 to worldwide acclaim. The album is written, performed, produced and engineered by John at his recording studio, The Explorer Suite just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Jilly got her start performing with bands in the New England area at the age of nine years old! She found a home with the John Penny Band approaching John Penny at a street fair and asking to sit in and sing "Blue", after hearing Jo Dee Messina got her start with the band. She quickly found herself a regular part of their shows opening for the Bellamy Brothers, Tommy Cash, Mark Chestnutt, Wade Hayes, George Jones, Neal McCoy, Collin Raye, Ricky Van Shelton, Michael Twitty and Darryl Worley.