SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Piano, Harmonica, Other, Steel guitar, Cello.

ABOUT

I am Johnny J Blair "Singer at Large." I'd love to perform in your town--please contact me if you have a gig, a house concert, a party for me to performa at. I can do it solo or with band...As a solo act for an amazingly long time, I've been blessed to work with some of the most amazing musicians in the world, from Mike Garson (David Bowie) to Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant) (more are in my Photo Galleries). For a discography/performance log, go to ://.johnnyjblair/?page_id=45.

From 1993 to 2012, I had the pleasure of working closely with Davy Jones (of The Monkees ://davyjones/). He was a good friend and master showman who taught me much. I was also fortunate to perform/record with him and his fabulous band: Eric Biondo (Beyondo), Aviva Maloney, Jimmy Riccitelli, David Robicheau, & Felipe Torres. We were the supporting band for The Monkees Reunion Tour of the UK and US, selling out Royal Albert Hall and the Greek Theatre.

Screen name:
johnny490117
Member since:
Aug 24 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Passionate Pop music with a twist, Maverick rock'n'roll, Noir Pop, Pop-Soul-Psychedelia informed by classical, country, jazz, & world music

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Accordion:
Moderate
Dobro:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Carvin bass, Gibson EC20 acoustic guitar (very unique), Yamaha acoustic 12-string tuned down to C, assorted keyboards, percussion, odd ethnic instruments, accordion.

MUSIC