With a natural affinity for wood and music John found his trade primarily as a finish carpenter who also lives to sing, play and write songs on his Fender,Gibson, Godin and Taylor guitars. Living in the Central Pa. area since 1981, his musical projects include Chicken, JP Rocks,Johnny and the Jackhammers,Cliff Turner and The Afterburners, The John Phelps Band, and Old School Prior to 81 lived in Bucks County performing at the BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE www.buckscountyplayhouse.com , worked with an off broadway play in New York City, and performed at the Troubadour Club spending shy of a year in Hollywood Ca. Settling in central Pa. to meet his wife Roxanna where they have raised 4 kids , built there own home, restoring fixer upper properties and recording his 7 original music CD's See John working with the crews from www.vbrinc.com by day and at night rehearsing and performing with JPRocks, Old School. Please take a listen.
Performing with the Afterburners
Cliff Turner and the Afterburners with JJ... Back left to right...Bones,Darryl,Mike,John....Front left Brian,JJ,Cliff,Tom
Past JP Rocks Band left to right Brad Jamison(Bass) Darryl Davies(sax, flute, percussion) Rob Edsall(drums, vocals) John Phelps (guitar , harmonice, vocals) Gerard Guenot(Guitar, keyboards, vocals)
"Johnny and the Jackhammers" left to right ,Bass Jake Wilkens ,Guitar and vocals John Phelps ,Guitar and lead vocals Jim Taylor, percussion Bill Keller, and Ace Guitarist Bill Quay
Steve Mackey, John Phelps, Mark Williamson, Steve Scarpello
This was my first band CHICKEN We reunited and recorded original songs we did back in 1972
JP at the farm in East Greensville..Photo taked by Idarose Huf