Despite hailing from St. Louis, Los Angeles became the land of opportunity for this Johnny Hatton. He landed his first gig with Stan Worth, composer of many Hannah-Barbara hits including “George of the Jungle”, who used John for many live shows, TV and movie scores.
John’s bass experiences have encompassed a multitude of styles. Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Dixieland, Big Band, Disco, Rock, Rap and Rockabilly to name a few. He has played behind superstars including Jose Feliciano, Ray Anthony, Maynard Ferguson, John Davidson, Tony Bennet, Little Milton, Al Jarreau, Bob Dylan, Bob Hope, Supertramp, Little Richard, Herb Jeffries, Danny Gans, Vonda Shepherd, Hank Ballard, Shirly Jones, Billy Lee Riley, Nannette Fabere’, and the list goes on.
More recently, Johnny “Spazz” Hatton has been playing rockabilly slap bass with the Brian Setzer Orchestra since February of 2002 and has recorded five Grammy-Nominated CD’s with international tours stopping in South America, The Caribbean, Japan and Singapore.