Johnny And The Rest

Johnny And The Rest

 Reykjavík, Capital Region, ISL
BandRockBlues

JOHNNY AND THE REST is a four piece band based in London originally from Reykjavik City in Iceland. Since the band was founded in 2008 the band has evolved from 70's Blues Rock as can be heard on their debut album, self titled 'Johnny And The Rest'(2008) to a more progressive musical styles, as can be heard on 'Wolves in the Night' 2013 bringing in a bigger soundscape, lighter notes although being aptly true to their nature. -

Biography

JOHNNY AND THE REST is a four piece band based in London originally from Reykjavik City in Iceland. Fronting the band Bragi and Keli, two very different lead singers and guitarists. Creating the bass licks is Johann on Bass Guitar and Thor grooves wild on Drums & Percussion. Since the band was founded in 2008 the band has evolved from 70's Blues Rock as can be heard on their debut album, self titled 'Johnny And The Rest'(2008) to a more progressive musical styles, as can be heard on 'Wolves in the Night' 2013 bringing in a bigger soundscape, lighter notes although being aptly true to their nature.

The band played shows in Norway/Oslo, UK/London and all across Iceland including the major festivals in Iceland; Secret Solstice Festival, Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik Blues Festival, Blue North Music Festival and Nordic Blues Festival.

The two first singles from the new album, “Mama Ganja” and “Wolves in the Night”, have reached the topchart of Iceland´s main radio stations, The National Radio 2 and Radio X-977. The album was as well chosen "Record Of the week" on both stations.


JOHNNY AND THE REST is working on new LP which is shceduled to be released early 2015.


Johnny And The Rest provided us with some rock n roll music that seemed hard to find at this festival. The sound was sort of a blues based, garage rock theme that could be likened to a mix of The Black Keys meets The Black Lips.  Their slick guitar playing was a welcome change up to the mostly DJ/electronic/producer filled weekend.” Austin Town Hall US


Johnny and the Rest's music is perfectly executed and played with passion, which often lack the contemporary artists. Each song has its own character, each of them has something to offer. The musicians play with feeling and inspiration, spontaneously and freely, what triggers their music retro vibes so strongly associated with vintage rock and psychedelic trance. Describing the album in two words, " Wolves in the Night "is a heartfelt sounds."— Marcin K., Muzyka Islandzka.pl (Polish Music Magazine) March 2nd, 2014

Discography

Wolves in the Night  [2013]

Released Dec 20. 2013. Johnny Records Sf.

11tracks 47minutes.

streaming: https://play.spotify.com/album/4Plfq5UMdv8QcH3wleCEQA


Johnny And The Rest [2008]

Debut, Realesed Oct 17. 2008. Johnny Records Sf.

12tracks 52minutes.

streaming: http://johnnyandtherest.bandcamp.com




Set List

We play from 20 minutes to 1,5 hour set.

Average setlist (45 minutes): 
Welcome to my home
Good times/Gambling Joe
Wolves in the night
One of these days
Dear mr. President
Mama Ganja
Gonna leave this mess
Save me

Release concert setlist:
Welcome to my home
Scary ideas
Wolves in the night/One of these days (blues)
Safe house for Sinners
Elsku brodir
Never Before
Gonna leave this mess
Diskomellan
Golden Tibet
Good times/Gambling joe
Mama Ganja
Give me peace (upbeat version)