John Lilley


At the age of 9 John started playing the guitar and when he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 it became clear that music would be very important in his life.

Being exposed to guitar greats such as Chet Atkins, Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt from an early age, traditional bluegrass and country music accompanied his musical life for many years. In his late teen years John switched to studying jazz which lead to a whole new form of expression.

John got involved in the local roch scene in Philadelphia in his 20's and became the guitarist for Robert Hazard and the Heroes, who wrote Cyndi Laupers hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

In 1983 he joined The Hooters that were originally founded by Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian. The band toured across America, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia in the 80's and 90's performing at historic events including opening the Live Aid Concert in Philadelphia 1985, Amnesty International Concert at Giants Stadium 1986 and Rodger Waters' The Wall Concert in Berlin 1991.

The Hooters reunited on Nov. 21st 2001 and performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia for WMMR DJ Pierre Robert's 20th Anniversary party and continue to perform in the states and Europe.

John Lilleys new solo project has been launched fall 2009 with the release of "Lucky Kinda Guy" on Oct. 6th.


The Hooters