The Lindsay Hannon Plus are-

Lindsay Hannon- vocals

John ‘Notorious ‘ Pope-bass

Russ Morgan-Drums

Mark Williams-Guitar

James Harrison-Piano

Lindsay Hannon, originally from Northumberland, was inspired to join a blues band after a trip to the Southern states of the USA at 21. Jazz was a very natural progression from that but she still revels in incorporating blues licks with jazz harmony.

She has guested with numerous outfits, Denis Rollins and the 'Durham Alumni band', the 'Strictly Smokin' big band', Norways 'Quintus' and Shaun Blezard's improvising collective 'Some Some Unicorn'.

She also plays in a Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald inspired duo, 'Hand to Mouth' 

She  plays electric bass, writes and sings with indie trio, ICENI.

She can ride a horse and shoot a bow and arrow. She longs for the day both skills will come in useful.  



Tyneside bassist John ‘Notorious ‘ Pope has been playing professionally for half his life. He has collaborated with artists from across a wide range of styles, from avant-grade jazzers to indie rock stars, orchestras to traditional folk bands. As well as the Plus, he plays electric bass in rock-jazz trio Archipelago and devises music for theatrical arts company Skimstone Arts. He loves comic books and will hug you if you ask him to. 

Mark Williams is a guitarist/composer from Belfast who came to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to complete a BMus (hons) in Jazz, Popular and Commercial music.

Having played, recorded and toured alongside numerous jazz artists, he has also put together his own trio to showcase his own compositional and improvisational talents. 

"....his technique is phenomenal and he does it with so much feeling and underlying emotion."

- Bebop Spoken Here.

James Harrison

Russ Morgan has been a professional jazz drummer for 25 years. He  studied with Trevor Tomkins, and trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was a member of 'Short Stories' with Julian Siegel, Martin Speake's trio and quartet, Pete Oxley's 'Curious Paradise', and the Flanagan Ingham quartet (F.I.Q. He has played with Julian Arguelles, Gillad Atzmon, Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins,   Tony Kofi, Mark Lockheart ,Tim Whitehead, Ivo Neame, John Etheridge, Jim Mullen,  Alec Dankworth, Jacqui Dankworth, Christine Tobin, Anita Wardell, and Bob Monkhouse! He has gigged, toured and recorded around the UK, Germany, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Israel and the Czech Republic. When not hitting my drums he runs Diril Cymbals UK, the UK's only retailer for Diril cymbals. 



James Harrison, at only 22 has quickly established himself as a recognised figure on the North East jazz scene regularly working with a host of different bands including The Lindsay Hannon Plus, to Mick Donnelly's Big Band, and giving regular solo performances.  Away from the jazz world he has produced tracks and arrangements for theatres all around the world, including London's West End. He has worked with a wide range of "stars" in theatre, most recently on a new UK Tour, ‘Knights of music’ as musical director for Phillip Schofield, the Silver Fox himself! Wherever James finds himself playing, he always tries to sneak in a bit of sly humour along the way...