Johnny Uppercut

Johnny Uppercut

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Punk, with splashes of electro, indie dance, and rollicking stadium style rock! Drawing on influences as diverse as Queens of the Stone Age, Kate Bush, The Police, NoFX, Roxette, ETID and Living Colour. Johnny Uppercut promise to deliver a blistering live set packed with good time party vibes.

Biography

Johnny Uppercut was born out of the Suicide Girls show at the Spanish Club in Melbourne, Australia on the 11th April 2006. Having honed their skills at renowned Melbourne venues such as the Espy and Ding Dong Lounge, Johnny Uppercut are confident enough to make the global trek in 2008 to Adam's (drummer) homeland of Canada to begin making a name for themselves in the busy marketplace of North America.

From humble beginnings as a group of friends coming together from different artistic and musical backgrounds (don't believe me? have a look at our influences!), the members met in weird and wonderful ways. Mel and Haylee met in Primary school, Haylee and Dave met whilst in high school - but not the same high school, Tereza met Haylee at Uni and Adam met Tereza whilst they were both on a working holiday at Lake Louise in Canada.

At first getting together to write and play some punk rockin party tunes, the members of Johnny Uppercut fell into a good rhythm of writing and performing at the start of 2007.

Johnny Uppercut pride themselves on a dynamic and entertaining live show coupled with their great songs, and willingness to get punched in the face for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yes it has happened.

After heading to Canada (Ontario / Quebec) last year, Johnny Uppercut are focussing their energies on Australia in 2009!! With the help of their new management and boking team at Smart Artist Management, Johnny Uppercut will be playing at an Australian venue near you this year!

oh, and...

Johnny Uppercut is a band that will rock your pants off. Johnny Uppercut puts the sexy back in dyslexic. Contrary to popular belief Johnny Uppercut are the puppeteers; the puppet is Chuck Norris. Word.

Check out www.myspace.com/johnnyuppercut

Lyrics

Ginger Rogers

Written By: Haylee Deutrom

You look so good in those fishnets
You don't even look uncomfortable
America's sweetheart, best supporting role,
So feminine, so lovable

You're due in wardrobe, sweetie
Then make up and hair
So fortunate he came
Into your life
You close your eyes
And pray for more than fifteen minutes
'Cause you're on in five
Yeah, you're on in five

I know just how she feels
She does it all backwards in heels
Jumping and spinning and skipping meals
Another take, backwards in heels

I've seen all the movies, man
I practice every move
I know every plotline, every cheesy story
You braved every blister
Every single second billing
You give him your guts
He'll take your glory

You're due in wardrobe, sweetie
Then make up and hair
So fortunate he came
Into your life
You close your eyes
And pray for more than fifteen minutes
'Cause you're on in five
Yeah, you're on in five

I know just how she feels
She does it all backwards in heels
Jumping and spinning and skipping meals
Another take, backwards in heels

Spatula

Written By: Haylee Deutrom

Just a white girl
Wrapped in taffets
Fill my dance card
Lick my spatula

Just a drunk girl
In the back seat
Smeared lipstick
The other white meat

Just a sad girl
Locked in the bathroom
He's a prick
Wanna go home soon

It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see
It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see you
My drunken head is lilting
And my corsage is wilting

Just a good girl
In the playpen
Getting straight As,
Home before ten

Just a fun girl
Behind bike sheds
String you along
Tied to the bed

Just a fake girl
In a magazine
Picture perfect
Bingeing beauty queen

It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see
It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see you
My drunken head is lilting
And my corsage is wilting

I'm a size eight,
I'm a size eighteen
Mild mannered virgin,
Promiscuous, obscene
Gun in my locker,
Homecoming queen
The last of me you haven't seen
The last of me you haven't seen

It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see
It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see you

It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see
It's alright
I know who you'd rather talk to
It's alright, yeah
It was nice to see you

Discography

Tonight Tonight Big Fight Big Fight - Debut EP - 2008

Set List

Currently one pumping 40 minute set of original material.

Songs are...

-Wish You Weren’t Here
-Ginger Rogers
-Divine In(ter)vention
-Vultures
-Honey, I'm Special Too
-Sweet Tooth
-I’m in a Band
-Spatula
-Your Jilted Valentine
-Freeway Exit
-Broken Bottles, Broken Hearts
-Foot on the Foldback
-Go Home
-Blood