The trio performs a selection of original material written by Bradley, and a variety of the trios favourite standards tied together with original arrangements. Influences include: Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Chick Corea, Charlie Parker, Jim Hall, Dave Holland, Gary Burton, John McLaughlin, Martin Taylor…
Paul Grainger - Double Bass Paul has quickly become an indispensable and highly in-demand player on the North East scene and further afield, working with a huge array of musicians across a wide range of music. Paul is currently working with the Havana Club 5, Debra Milne Quintet, Bradley Johnston Trio/Quartet, the Yuya Honami Trio as well as being a founding member and resident bass player for the Newcastle based Jazz Cafe ‘Jam Sessions’.
Russ Morgan - Drums Russ 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 the drums he runs Diril Cymbals UK, the UK's only retailer for Diril cymbals.