John Holliday formed the Escape Club as their Lead Guitarist in 1983 with Trevor Steel, Johnnie Christo and Milan Zecavika. They released their first album White Fields in the UK in 1987. Their next album was released in the summer of 1988 on Atlantic records out of the USA. The title track and first single, Wild Wild West went to #1 on the Billboard hot 100 chart and was Grammy nominated. They released two more singles from the Wild, Wild West album, ‘Shake for the Sheik’ which got to # 28 and ‘Walking Through Walls. They released their third album in March 1991 which included the # 8 single, ‘I’ll Be There’
In 1992 when the band temporarily disbanded, John Holliday went on to start a career as a songwriter and producer with his partner in the Escape Club, Trevor Steel. Based out of Air Studios in London, first under the production name ‘Bump and Grind’ and later as themselves, they wrote and produced many U.K. pop hits. Best known in the UK for writing and producing Louise Nurding’s biggest hits, ‘Naked’, ‘Arms Around the World’ and ‘The Woman in Me,’ Steel and Holliday’s many credits also included:
Andrew Dorff, Aswad, Atomic Kitten, Candice Alley, Bahamen , Boyzone, Eternal, Honeyz, Nightrawlers, Stella Soleil, Sting, Shaggy, Thunderbugs and Westlife .
During their partnership, they achieved six UK Top Ten hits plus three #1 records
John currently lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast.