Nelson City Brass band member John McGough has just been named the 2016 'Top Musician of the Year' by the Variety Artist Club of New Zealand at a lavish event at Auckland's Crowne Plaza hotel.
Known as 'The Trumpet Guy', John is well known throughout New Zealand for his tour show providing entertainment on trumpet and flugel horn as well as being a fine vocalist.
In addition he is a respected presenter at many events, and it was this widespread scope of talent that saw him presented with the prestigious award.
John has also received the 'Agnew Award for Excellence' as well as a 'Scroll of Honour' for his work within the New Zealand entertainment industry and within the last three months he has been involved with many brass band festivities.
Known as 'The Trumpet Guy', John is well known throughout New Zealand for his tour show providing entertainment on trumpet and flugel horn as well as being a fine vocalist4BR
These included performing at the 35th anniversary celebrations of Continental Airlines Auckland Brass Band winning the World Music Congress Championship in Kerkrade, the 125th anniversary celebrations of Woolston Brass in Christchurch and the Deco Bay Brass Inaugural Awards Dinner in the Hawkes Bay.
John will tour as a member of the 2017 National Band of New Zealand to Kerkrade next year.