Jon has performed at festivals, arts centres and clubs in Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Oxfordshire and the North East since the 1980s. He has published children's songs commissioned by the National Cooperative Movement and BBC. He is a previous winner of the BBC Radio/Folkwrite Magazine songwriting competition and a finalist of the International Songsearch Competition. He has toured with professional storytellers and was for two years the director of the Oxford Storytelling Festival. Jon's music has been featured on the BBC's award-winning Global Echoes program and on BBC Radio 4. He runs annual Folk Orchestra and Ukulele residential and day courses across the UK, including the National Centre for the Folk Arts at Halsway Manor (Somerset) and Benslow Music (Hertfordshire) as well as festivals such as Common Ground (Scotland), Broadstairs Folk Week, Wallingford BunkFest and the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain. He founded Moonrakers in 1998.