Johnny Black

Sounds likeDavid Bowie, St. Vincent, Radiohead

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Tell us a bit about yourself?
I'm a cosmic Art Rocker from a land afar in space and time. The artists that inspire me are David Bowie, St. Vincent and Radiohead.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
There are so many great and relatable songwriters out there at the moment. I like to think that music fans want a bit more than a good song though. The whole Johnny Black experience is about being submersed in an adventure of Sound, Vision and Storytelling.

What’s your back-story?
I, like many others use music as a gateway to finding out who I really am. The music that I write is vital to working out the origins of Johnny Black.

What are you working on at the moment?
I have just released a new single called 'Love Is Not Enough' inspired by TV series Twin Peaks. I'm hoping to release my Debut EP in Summer and I've been recording quite a number of songs to fit in with the current Johnny Black story. I have a big headline show on April 11 at Aatma in Manchester.

What's the first song you remember hearing?
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song?
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

What was the first gig you went to?
Bit of an odd one - Enter Shikari in Manchester around 2010! Was a hell of a first gig to go to.

Which song do you wish you'd written?
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees. What a masterpiece.

Which song changed your life?
From hearing War Is Over (Merry Xmas) as a child at Christmas, I started to realise that the world isn't as safe or as comforting as you think it would be as a child. It made me start to question the structure of society and inequality at a very young age.

Which song would you like played at your funeral?
When I Live My Dream - David Bowie

What song is stuck in your head right now?
It's a Living Thing - ELO

What was the first Album you bought?
Busted - A Very Busted Christmas!

Which song made you want to play music?
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie

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Date Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 18:00
Address Aatma, Stevenson Square, Manchester, UK, M1 1DB
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