Wed 12 Dec 2018

Appreciation Society

Honorary secretary: Sarah Bryant

This is an International Society for those with a love of music and, particularly, music played "The John Mann Way".

It was formed in March 1981 and has gone from strength to strength with a growing membership. We have an annual tea party with John during his Summer Season, last year on the 25th September at Eastbourne following John's afternoon show, and was extra special to celebrate John's 60 years in showbusiness.

This year (2017) was possibly John's last time playing at Eastbourne, and we rounded off the day with our annual get-together once more which was a great success although very emotional. A day to remember for everyone who was there.

John and Sarah finishing a duet at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne, 16th July 2017

2011 was the 30th anniversary of the Society, and we had a special event over three days at Eastbourne in September to celebrate this remarkable milestone. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to get together, enjoy John's music, and have a very enjoyable few days with friends old and new.

The celebration cake for the 30th anniversary of John's Appreciation Society

The finale of the entertainment at the convention 16th September 2011

We issue a magazine three times a year giving details of John's forthcoming concerts,recordings and special events. John writes a newsy Personal Message. There are letters and articles by the members about their enjoyment of John's music and concerts, photographs and an important feature is an instalment of John's Life Story written by himself (space permitting).

Some JMAS members at the Worthing tea party Wednesday 18th July 2012

Over the years many friendships have been formed and each concert is a social gathering of members. We have members in France, Holland, Germany and Canada.

A voucher issued with your magazine gives you a discount on John's new recordings.


Why Not Join?

May we add your name(s) to the growing circle of friends who share our appreciation of John and his music?

You can do this by completing the application form always available on the Sales Table at John's concerts, or contact Sarah Bryant either by phone on 07907 528191 or by email:

You will all be most welcome.

Come and join The John Mann Appreciation Society