John Hannah


  • Art, media and work education teacher and coordinator at Victorian technical and high schools, secondary colleges and alternative schools.
  • English as a Second Language teacher in Teheran, Iran.
  • Coordinator of education programs for disadvantaged youth and for people with disabilities.
  • Community Education Officer.
  • Owner/manager of a design, wholesale and retail fashion business.
  • Taxi driver
  • Qualified Creative Arts Therapist.

Music promoter:

  • Producer and presenter for five years of a weekly one hour interview program on Castlemaine community radio station Main fm 94.9
  • Organiser of live music for the Castlemaine Fringe Festival in 2013.
  • Co-founder and organiser of the monthly Castlemaine jazz jam at the Cumberland Hotel.
  • Founding member and organiser of the Annual Castlemaine Jazz Festival. In 2015 this comprised 86 bands in 8 venues over 3 days.
  • Band booking manager for the Comma Hotel in 2014.
  • Assisted with the annual Guildford Banjo Jamborees.
  • Helped organise the annual Guildford Guitar Feasts.


  • Vocals and guitar with ‘Serenada’, a trio with Gwynn James on clarinet and Christian Imfeld on bass playing popular songs from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
  • Vocals and guitar with ‘The Dodgy Brothers’, a duo with Rex Watts on guitar, mandolin and dobro, playing jazz, blues and country songs.