Sweet Jonny

Live Act Grunge Garage Rock
Sweet Jonny - Grunge Garage Rock Live Act in London

Sweet Jonny Short Info

Emerging from a do-nothing town in the middle of nowhere, Sweet Jonny is a grungy, gutter garage rock band, fervent, desperate and violently energetic. A torrent of noise, sweat and more often than not, their own blood. Think the Pixies on speed or the Cramps if they were denied it.

Starting in the late summer of 2013 Sweet Jonny quickly established themselves as a staple of the south coast scene. Along with running their own DIY shows and gigging up to four times a week, that winter saw the release of their first EP ‘JSA’, producing a range of screen printed t-shirts to match the release. The end of 2013 saw them playing support for 999 and The Vibrators plus selling out of the first 250-copy pressing of ‘JSA’.

Putting away over one hundred gigs in their first year as a band helped hone and cement an incredible live show that marks the band as a standout. Getting noticed through the local punk scene saw Sweet Jonny supporting the likes of God Damn, the critically acclaimed Dingus Khan, Bam Margera’s Fuckface Unstoppable, the O2 Academy Islington, stunning the crowd on the introducing stage of Bognor Rox Festival and asked to perform for Bash The Bishop in Worthing, the Crawley Punk Fest and Gosport Punk Fest to name but a few.

2014 bought further success to the band. Following the feedback from the previous year Sweet Jonny was promoted to the main stage at Bognor Rox Festival in August, entertaining a crowd of nearly 6,000 fans. They were selected as the main support for both God Damn and Bam Margera's Fuck Face Unstoppable on the sold-out Brighton legs of their tours and finished the year once again supporting Dingus Khan.

At one gig CD demand outstripped supply, selling out all 250 copies of their debut EP ‘JSA’ and taking more orders. This was also the first time the band topped the Brighton Latest Music Charts with their song ‘Soft’, beating almost 750 other submissions. Based on the strength of their performance during the next support for Dingus Khan, Sweet Jonny were offered a monthly residency at The Birds Nest in Deptford where they play to a packed audience.

The end of 2015 saw Sweet Jonny play the three day Undercover Festival at Bisley alongside bands such as The Damned, Peter And The Test Tube Babies and 999. The beginning of 2016 saw the band top the Brighton Latest Music Charts for the second time with ‘American Psycho’, this time beating almost 1000 others to the top. While their latest EP ‘Softcore’ is available online, Sweet Jonny are into the fourth pressing of ‘JSA’ and just as busy as ever.

“It’s not just the sound, not just the songs. I think it is the whole package.” www.rock-regeneration.co.uk

“You know… the stuff we used to avidly tune into John Peel to get our regular shot of.” Abi Rhodes Zigzag Wanderings

“Keep an eye for these guys for certain, they’ll be hitting the music scene hard with ‘JSA’.” New Reviews

“Influenced by The Pixies, The Damned, David Bowie and The Buzzcocks, Brighton grunge punks Sweet Jonny play a blend of blues, punk and southern rock that’s just right to get a crowd rioting and skanking along. You can almost smell the sweat, and feel the spit on your face.” Sound And Motion Magazine

“If you like filthy rock, you’ll like this.” GIGglepics

“It’s really fucking good” REES, John Whitcher

“If you’re painfully bored, fed up with your repetitive job and outraged by the widespread ignorant nihilism, don’t worry – so are Sweet Jonny, which makes them a mustsee band.” Punk Prospect Review (9/10 Rating.)

Emerging from a do-nothing town in the middle of nowhere, Sweet Jonny is a grungy, gutter garage rock band, fervent, desperate and violently energetic. A torrent of noise, sweat and more often than not, their own blood. Think the Pixies on speed or the Cramps if they were denied it.

Starting in the late summer of 2013 Sweet Jonny quickly established themselves as a staple of the south coast scene. Along with running their own DIY shows and gigging up to four times a week, that winter saw the release of their first EP ‘JSA’, producing a range of screen printed t-shirts to match the release. The end of 2013 saw them playing support for 999 ...

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Media

  • Video The Humdrum
  • Sound Mother Knows Best
  • Sound 03 American Psycho

Origin

  • London GB