I think I hear the sounds of then. And yes, people are talking about the decades of great Australian rock these guys have brought us. They may not be number ones and they definitely haven’t been flogged to death on radio but their contribution defines the genre.
As a band and as individuals, their heritage proves it is a long way to the top, from lead singer John Dingeldei (a First Fleeter), to the Irish rhythm section of Jack Ahern and Jim Ahern (who make U2 look me too). On guitar, keys and vocals is Greg Johnson (who also wrote their ‘Paul Kelly’ hit, Big Wednesday). And with his 1963 Gibson ES-335, the guitar of Steve (Butch) Ellis is legendary in the Australian rock scene.
If you have a party, corporate function or any event of national significance, then The Johnnies (aka The Noisy Johnnies, The Aussie Johnnies, The Honest Johnnies, The Naughty Johnnies, The Nosey Johnnies) add fair dinkum flavour, fun and dance with music from decades (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s) of great Australian rock.
“I laugh and think – this is Australia.”
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