Jonathan was a top-flight lawyer but he quit having seen the light working on Vision.
He now teaches A level English!
Jonny was born and brought up in Leeds and now lives in Lancashire. In addition to Vision, he has written several privately published short stories and a - shortly to be published - book The Coffee Boy.
Putting his laptop to the side, Jonny is the lead singer of an up-and-coming northern
rock band “No Commitments”.
Jonathan is a committed Francophile, - he speaks fluent French and lived for 5 years near Toulouse. He wrote much of Vision from his home there.
When Jonny’s not writing he teaches enthusiastic young students how to pass their
A level English exams.
Dom wrote the music for Vision while working as a TV news reporter and he continues to work in broadcast journalism producing videos, but music is his passion.
As a youngster Dom sang solo on national TV and following that was chosen to sing on the main stage at the Montreux Music Festival.
He has entertained on the piano in bars across Europe and worked for two years as a pianist in the ski resort of Val d’ Isere. He is still drawn to the Alps and ealier this year 2014 was spotted playing the piano for the City Ski Championships in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana.
In recent years Dom played the piano for Bruce Forsyth’s BAFTA party at the BBC here he accompanied Jimmy Tarbuck and Vernon Kay in an impromptu sing-a-long.
He is also the keyboard player for the UK’s most popular party band 29 Fingers,
which he started with Ivan McCormick of U2 fame - and is one of the band’s songwriters.
Professionally Dom runs Broadcast Productions Ltd. a video production and online learning company. www.broadcastproductions.co.uk
Jonathan Smith - Lyrics
Dominic Hartley - Music
The Writers Jonathan Smith & Dominic Hartley
Dom at the piano with Lesley Garrett
Dom performing at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel