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The best kept secret in music


"Some press"

" The Butler boy has a quality to his voice and style that sets him apart from the masses of other talented singer-songwriters in this country.
( Debbie Skhow, Hot Press magazine)

"Damn nice"
(Dan Hegarty, 2fm)

"Powerhouse songwriting"
(Jackie Hayden, Hot Press magazine)

"Atomic Blue is a beautiful Nick Drake like moment"
(Rob Barnett, music news) - Various


-Johnny released a c.d. recently with his band. It was an e.p. which is available in rough trade shops in London. Johnny's contribution were the songs City and Lunatic

- Atomic Blue has been played on several stations including 2FM,DSCR, East Coast Radio and Radio Onda Rossa in Rome


Feeling a bit camera shy


Johnny Butler fell to earth sometime in the mid to late 1970s. He started playing and writing his own songs at the age of fifteen and went through the usual schooling of a normal child. The only problem being, he found he wasn't exactly too normal. During his time in college he started playing at Dublin's singer songwriter nights and began getting recognition from Debbie Skhow of Hot Press and some local radio stations such as East Coast and DSCR, doing interviews with Dan Hegarty and Brendan Hickey. In 1999 Johnny moved to Italy for what was meant to be three months but ended up being in fact the guts of five years. After sometime he founded the group semaphore and moved with them to London at the end of 2004. Having played over forty gigs in some of London's best known venues, including headline slots at The Dublin Castle among others, Johnny Butler quit semaphore in the summer of 2006 due to different views on life. And now he is back in Dublin to follow his own path. He has been gigging consistently since his return and is already lined up for an interview with Brendan Hickey on DSCR.