John MacArthur

from Victoria BC
Profile Image: John MacArthur
Photos (0)
Articles (0)


John MacArthur

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals details
John MacArthur

Victoria’s own, John MacArthur is an accomplished guitarist with an extensive and eclectic background and plays a variety of jazz classics, swing, Latin and Gypsy jazz music.

Despite being a member of Victoria’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , John is most often seen around town and the island either as a soloist or in a variety of combos with the city’s top jazz musicians.

At 13 he joined The Esquires, one of Victoria’s first Rock and Roll bands winning the” Vancouver Island Battle of the Bands”, a notable event in the sixties.

By 16 he played in David Foster’s first Rock band,” The Teen Beats”.

Throughout that era he played in a succession of groups including R & R Hall of Famers “The Motifs , ”Amor de Cosmos”, and ” Velvet Brass”.

John has done an extensive cruise ship tour of the South Pacific Islands with “Party of Four”.

He has played gypsy jazz with” Twango” and” Karmel Sutra” and vintage rock with” Hot Rod Lincoln”, “Davey’s Gang” and” The Weeds”.

Recently John returned from Costa Rica , where he and Melinda Whitaker perform their annual winter gig.
Active / Available

Community Events

Past Projects

The Teen Beats
1964 - 1965
Amor de Cosmos
Velvet Brass
1970 - 1972
The Esquires

Musician Articles

No Articles have been linked to this profile.

Search the Directory / Archive

List an Event in the Calendar

List a Physical Single Date or Recurring Event

For physical events that happen at a specific time. For example a concert, or dance performance. If there are multiple shows, you can still duplicate your event to cover them all.

List an Online Livestream Event

For online / livestream events. This will allow you to include a livestream url and have it featured in our livestream listings.

Submit a Profile to the Directory

List a Music Band / Ensemble

(Band / Choir / Orchestra etc.)

List an Individual Musician

(Guitarist, Singer, DJ etc)

List a Music Resource

Venues, Event Promoters, Support Services etc.

News + Media

Add / Link a Video

Add a video, which will be linked to profiles, and appear in the video feed

Add / Link an Article

Add, or link to an article about content in the directory.

Log In to Your Account