Northern Soul, Tamla Motown, Classic Soul, Rare Soul, Rock, RnB, Reggae, Ska
Northern Soul, Soul Music, Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Russ Winstanley, Eddie Holman
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Johnny was destined for a life in music. Taking early influences from his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, Johnny was surrounded from a very early age by a wide variety of music from Northern Soul, Tamla Motown, Mod, Punk
Johnny first learned of his love for being on stage as a teenager when he and friends formed their first band ‘The Shakers’ in which Johnny played Bass Guitar and sang lead vocals. They would play at gigs anywhere and everywhere they could around their local area, entertaining audiences in pubs and clubs across Bolton and beyond.
Slowly but surely Johnny found himself branching away from the band in his early twenties and started to grow the foundations of his solo singing career,
From there on, word of mouth has very much taken care of the gigs. What started out as doing a few local gigs for friends, then grew into other pubs and clubs wanting to book him, friends of friends on the scooter scene wanting to book him for scooter rallies, other Northern Soul venues from all over the UK wanting bookings for their events too.
Over the years Johnny has performed alongside some very well respected artists such as Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, La La Brookes, P.J. Proby, Marvin Ruffin, The Flirtations, Eddie Holman, Judy Street and Archie Bell. He has also performed at the Wigan Casino Anniversary and worked many times with world renowned Northern Soul DJ, who has also become a very good friend, Russ Winstanley.
With high demand for his show, Johnny travels all around the UK taking his Northern Soul with him wherever he goes!