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Bristol’s most famous gig goer and 247 columnist Big Jeff has been immortalised on the small screen.
The Jeffrey Johns Story is an online documentary made by a team from the University of the West of England.
It features a full interview with Jeff, comments from other gig goers and footage of him doing his thang at Bristol gigs. You cannot fail to notice Jeff air drumming and dancing at the front of any gig worth going to in the city – which is why we got him on board as a columnist – read his recent columns HERE. He knows his music and he knows Bristol. The documentary features various locations in the city including The Croft, Stokes Croft, Queen’s Square and the Windmill Hill Farm, where Jeff enjoys regular veggie breakfasts. It also follows him into one of his Art and Power meetings where his friends describe him as a ‘big tall teddy bear’. Jeff reveals some of his life philosophy which is simply to make people smile, and I think you’ll agree – he certainly achieves that! Check out the Big Jeff Appreciation Society on Facebook. He also mentions his favourite festival, Standon Calling, which he reviewed for 247 Magazine last year. Read his full write up HERE. In this sincere and heartfelt documentary Jeff dubs himself ‘Peter Pan’ and reveals his addiction to gig is largely due to the fact he can zone out and feel entirely comfortable while watching bands play. He also touches on his battle with depression and how he overcomes the dark times. So, if you want to know more about the legend that is Big Jeff you’d do well to watch this extremely well put together documentary at www.bigjeffdocumentary.co.uk