From an original Wurzelmania page by 'Zider Ed' - Paul Gunningham and Frank Blades
John Macey was another Wurzel with a jazz background, a well-respected upright acoustic bass player in the Bristol jazz scene. Along with tuba player Brian Walker, he had played in Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band at Bristol's Crown and Dove pub; although in jazz circles he was known as Johnny Macey.
We have little information about what John actually did prior to joining the joining Adge; but a rare 1950s British jazz revivalist EP 'New Orleans Jam Sessions Volume 1' by acclaimed jazz trumpeter Bob Wallis (of the Storyville Jazzmen) shows Johnny Macey playing alongside the likes of Acker Bilk and a young Ginger Baker (who went on to be part of Sixties rock trio Cream). He appears on Acker Bilk's Vintage Acker Bilk CD which was recorded between July and December 1957 for Doug Dobell's '77 Label.