Noel Johnson

Noel Johnson

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Audiences today are not stupid, for the most part they can detect when an artist is genuinely attempting to reach them with their songs. Noel Johnson has the distinctive ability to turn his own experiences and emotions into songs that resonate immediately with those who take a moment to listen.

Biography

Maybe it was destiny, maybe it was coincidence, but when Noel Johnson came across an old Fender acoustic in a back alley in his hometown of Calgary at the age of sixteen, his fate was sealed. Years later, Johnson has honed his playing and songwriting chops without completely smoothing over the rough edges. The singer-songwriter’s folk rock is loose, rhythmic, rustic and catchy as hell.

After Noel released his first EP “A Familiar Change” in February 2009 he quickly recorded his first full length album “Spirit of the Day” in Nashville with the winnings he recieved from two radio contests. Noel teamed up with fellow Calgary musician Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and producer Josh Gwillam on this project. “Spirit of the Day” was released in late 2009.

Recently Noel released his first single "Wild Electric" which will be on his new record due to be released April 2013

Since then he has performed at the Epcor Centre of the Performing Art’s three times, was included on a compilation disc that sold forty thousand copies nationwide, performed at numerous festivals including Canadian Music Week in Toronto and opened for 2011 Juno nominee Hannah Georgas. Not only has Noel been getting a lot of buzz, he has also grown as a musician. Each song he writes has to be better than the last otherwise it gets tossed. This has lead him to create haunting melodies, beautiful lyrics and a song writing quality that has made him a force to be reckoned with.

His love of song writing is also complimented by his passion for performing. With his high energy and engaging live show, he will surely leave everyone with a tune in their head, a smile on their face, and just glad that he found that old Fender.

Lyrics

Roses & Bottles

Written By: Noel Johnson

Down to the lake
the mountain cradled
and snow up to our knees
we take a walk the towns cold and deserted
you got all the warmth I need
The wind is howlin
right on through the day
and the fever is rising
wouldn't want it any other way

Are we too far gone
with roses and bottles
how could it be?
what have you done to me?
Is it wrong
to have everything feeling so right it seems
how its supposed to be

Well, later on
we have wine at the table and talk about our youth
how we chased around love holding dreamers ambition
wishing nothing but truth
The seasons grew violent
and the nights turned to days
and the word "love" never meant much
until I saw your face

Are we too far gone
with roses and bottles
how could it be?
what have you done to me?
Is it wrong
to have everything feeling so right it seems
how its supposed to be

Maybe we are only wasting time
Maybe all the songs never seemed to shine
I've never felt like this till tonight
In my life

Are we too far gone
with roses and bottles
how could it be?
what have you done to me?
Is it wrong
to have everything feeling so right it seems
how its supposed to be
Is it wrong
Are we to far gone

Discography

Releases:
"A Familiar Change" - EP (2009)

"Spirit of The Day" (2010)

Cross Canada Airplay for 2011 single "Wild Electric"

Set List

Up to 3 - 45 min sets worth of original material