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John Zonn

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Zonn says: "I'm a DIY fanatic: I write my own songs and poems, perform them, produce them, market them and do the artwork".

2022 - An article on the song 'A New Normal' was published in Mysoundposter.blog
2022 - JohnZ participated (and got to the second round) in an international online piano composition competition.
2022 - The amazing 26min album, SONGS OF TRUTH AND FREEDOM, was released, as well as the single, A NEW NORMAL.
2021 - A rough version of the song A NEW NORMAL, was featured on a video, by Bethefree. 
2021 - The compilation album of old tracks - THE PASSAGE OF TIME (JR18) - was released.
2020 - The controversial album - THE CORONA SUITE (JR17) - was released.
2020 - The video - JOHNNY THE LOOP - was produced.
2020 - The single - ELECTRIC LAND (JR16) - was released.
2020 - John performed two songs live as part of a private function, at The Islington, N1, London, UK.
2019 - An article on 'A Portrait Of Cary Grant' was published in Mysoundposter.blog
2019 - The single - A PORTRAIT OF CARY GRANT (JR15) - was released.
2019 - John completed the commission NOTICE TO RECIPIENT, in collaboration with Irish artist Micheál O'Connell
2018 - An article on 'Mystery  Of The Universe / Back In The 80's' was published in Mysoundposter.blog
2018 - The double-A-side single - MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE / BACK IN THE 80'S (JR14) - was released.
2016 - John created a sound-collage for the film: QUIET TIME / ROLEGUR TIMI.
2016 - A XMAS IN ST LEONARDS (the video) was released - with soundtrack including: Shakin' Stevens, Dennis Waterman and Slade.
2016 - John released END OF AN EAR (JR12a) - a compilation including some of his best works from the Brighton & Hove years.
2015 - The XMAS IN HASTINGS video was produced, featuring music by Embrace. 
2015 - Zonn went up the CN Tower, in Toronto, Canada - eeek!!! - and released SELF-CONFESSED PETROL HEAD (JR12).
2014 - John produced and starred in JOHN ZONN'S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!!! 
2014 - The prose piece LAMENT FOR MA BANJO-CASE was played on Amazing Radio

2021 - Songs Of Truth And Freedom - JR202022 - A New Normal - JR192021 - The Passage Of Time - JR182020 - The Corona Suite - JR172020 - Electric Land - JR16 FROM BEFORE THEN, ZONN... 2013 - Performed as part of the 'SPASKI Live' event, at Community Arts Centre, Brighton. 2013 - Released the SNAP SHOT (JR11) live mini album (33mins 03seconds). 2013 - Released the FAMILY MAN (JR10) EP. 2012 - (accompanied by the music of Radical Face), starred in... CLIMBING THE WALLS - AN EXERCISE IN INTERIOR BUILDERING. 2011 - Was commissioned to perform various cover versions at two private events in Epsom, Surrey. 2011 - Performed as part of '3 Headed Cabaret', at Bom-Banes restaurant/venue, Brighton. 2010 - Performed at Stoke Newington Library Gallery, London and Grey Area Gallery, Brighton. 2009 - Released the video: GLOVE, featuring carboard cutouts of Zonn & Helge Schneider. 2009 - Released the mini-album (32mins 28seconds) SEPARATION ANXIETY (JR09)...six wonderful tracks...a great cover...yours for a sixer (plus P&P)!!! 2009 - Was commissioned to perform 'Harvest Moon' by Neil Young. 2009 - Supported Diego Brown & The Good Fairy on Phase 2 of their 'Stimulating Package' gigs. 2008 - Was invited to be a judge for the 1st Annual Native-E Music Awards (for Native American & Canadian Aboriginal mainstream artists) - chose winners and reviewed entries in five separate categories. 2008 - Was commissioned to perform a song by composer, Mark Dury. 2008 - Was interviewed by (and performed a song on) The Friday Show, at Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication. 2007, 2008 & 2010 - Performed at Scaledown ('genuinely alternative after-office live entertainment'), London. 2007 - Gave an exclusive interview (no longer publicly available) in the online Wiki Music Guide. 2007 & 2008 - Released the EPs - LOS GALGOS (JR07) and BACK IN BLIGHTY (JR08). 2005 - Received a Silver Artist Award from Radio Gets Wild, for 'Portfolio Career'. 2004 - HANDS OF THE BREWERY was on a charity Best of 2004 compilation CD released by Russell's Reviews online music magazine. 2004 - Released PORTFOLIO CAREER (JR06) (recorded by Richard Borkum) and the single DON'T SPEAK TOO SOON (JR05) (recorded by Simon Baker). 2001 - Released the album: PHOTOCOPY OF MY MIND (JR03). 1996-2004 - Practised live performances. 1988-2001 - Wrote plenty of songs, some of which appeared on later recordings. 1989 - Re-recorded HEADHUNTER'S SONG and BELLADONNA BABY, at Percy Circus Studio, London - under the producton guidance of Kieron Hunter. 1988 - Released the albums: HARD FRUIT (JR02) & PRECARIOUS FLAMINGO (JR01).
Native-E Music Awards RADIO BROADCASTING Various songs have been on the playlists at: KIDN, KFMU & NPR (Colorado, USA), Radio Gets Wild (Internet), Rádio Clube De Monsanto (Portugal), Amazing Radio (Internet), Virtual Open Mic (Internet) and Swindon Hospital Radio. 'Lament for ma Banjo-case' and 'Mes Parents Sont La France' were #1 in the Spoken Word and Chanson charts respectively, at ezfolk.com. 'Night of the Moths' was Song of the Day at BeatTheMix online music platform. 'Family Man' and 'The Wood Pigeon' have been #1 in the Alternative and Theatrical charts respectively, at xporadio.com (now SongCloud FM).

Taken from 'Wiki Music Guide' Wiki Music Guide RECORDINGS Songs Of Truth And Freedom (mini-album) - 2022 A New Normal (single) - 2022 The Passage Of Time (compilation album) - 2021 The Corona Suite (mini-album) - 2020 Electric Land (single) - 2020 A Portrait Of Cary Grant (single) - 2019 Mystery Of The Universe/Back In The 80's (double-A-side single) - 2018 End Of An Ear (compilation album) - 2016 Self-confessed Petrol Head (album) - 2014 Snap Shot (live mini-album) - 2013 Family Man (EP) - 2013 Separation Anxiety (mini-LP) - 2009 Back in Blighty (EP) - 2008 Los Galgos (EP) - 2007 Portfolio Career (mini-LP) - 2004 Don't Speak Too Soon (single) - 2004 Photocopy of my Mind (album) - 2001 Hard Fruit (album) - 1988 Precarious Flamingo (album) - 1988
2019 - A Portrait Of Cary Grant - JR152018 - Mystery Of The Universel / Back In The 80's - JR142015 - Self-Confessed Petrol Head- JR122013 - Family Man - JR102009 - Separation Anxiety - JR092008 - Back In Blighty - JR08
QUOTES "John Zonn is a breath of fresh air in music" - Jodelen Ortiz (Admin Member WikiMusicGuide) "I salute you over and over again" - Ginge (from Up Holster) "…half stand-up, half poetry, half music…" - Mike Illingworth "An intelligent set up of music" - Sascha Cooper (reviewer at the now obsolete Remote Goat online reviews website) "A fresh sounding e.p. by someone who has invented and mastered their own genre" - reviewing 'Los Galgos' - Ginge (from Up Holster) "Thanks John. Enjoyed your songs, gentle and honest" - Mike Russell - Artist/Author "If you like your music melodic, thoughtful and unaffected you could do much worse than check out John Zonn" - Russell Barker (Russell's Reviews Online Music Magazine) "Mature songs about everyday things" - Steve Risby - Artist "If Douglas Adams is being chaneled, Arthur Dent's is surely one of your songs.(smile)" - Terry Songs - Songwriter/Musician "True story teller/song crafter" - Ramblin Randy (Randy Struble) - Musician "I think of you as a poet with guitar" - John Hiom - Artist "Across between having a language lesson and watching someone have psychotherapy" - some bloke at The Lamb public house, Lewes
Live at Bom-Banes - credit: Jay Snelling HAS BEEN ON THE SAME BILLING AS: Isnaj Dui, Bat For Lashes, Orlando Allen, Error, Ronald Fraser Munro, Chris Cundy, Tim Holehouse, Pat Whelan, Champignon, The Elms, Dick Langford, The Flaming Czars, Yusuf B'layachi, Artisan, Fledge, Rachel Myer, The Wisemen, Brody & Quint, Frank Hoier, Emberhoney, Strange-A, Lucky Horse, Pockette, Susie Ledge, Miss Mandy & The Makebelieves, Rich Pickings, Richard Staines, Kieron Hunter, Arklove, Remnant King, Andy Cole, Diego Brown & The Good Fairy, The Richwoods, NOW, Dear Thief, Rory Tregaskis, Alex Monk, The Firewriters, Ruth Theodore, Andrew Bailey & Jim Whiting, Eliza Jaye & The Tarts, The Cracklin' Griffins, Mercedes Maresca & Ana Matos Godinho, Jackson & The Kingkickers, The Blind Jerrys, Mike Russell, John Francis Cross, Jane Bom-Bane, The Guildford Fringe, John Hiom, SPASKI, Fiona Winterflood, Mickey Nuttall, Hilary Gandhi, Dave Bailey, Laura Lexx, Rob Dumbrell, Jo Public, Gavin Inskip, Louise Dean, The Real Si-B, Caran D'Ache, Isobel Kimberley, Bob Kelley, Stephen Mugford, Ian Dunn, The Private Sector, Tom White, Dave Suit, Anja Raben, Frank France, Tim Leopard, John Bowen, Nancy Amethyst and many more...
HAS BEEN LIKENED TO: Leonard Cohen, Kevin Ayers, Bill Bailey, Syd Barrett, The Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Elvis Costello, Dinner Ladies, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, David Bowie, Ron Geesin, David Byrne, Graham Chapman, Tommy Cooper, Arlo Guthrie, Genesis, Roy Harper, Robyn Hitchcock, Gerry & The Pacemakers meets Bob Marley, Joy Division, John Otway, Lou Reed, Tom Robinson, Jake Thackray, Richard Thompson...

Taken from 'BeatTheMix' Beat The Mix ARTIST'S STATEMENT One of the main functions of music and song as I see it, is to re-connect us with the primordial state of emotion that exists within all beings. Thus, I write songs based on personal experiences that I believe are also reflected within the feelings of people in all societies throughout the world.

EXTRA NEWS John is NOT a Freemason.... or a Conspiracy Theorist... or an Anti-vaxxer! 'The Passage Of Time' compilation album was released 33 years after the songs were recorded. 'The Corona Suite' album was released worldwide on 12/08/20 (12+8=20 = 202020...). The 'Electric Land' single was released on a leap day (29/02/2020). As a tribute to the international importance of the 1st Native-E Music Awards Event (mentioned above), John performed the song 'DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME', by Michael Bucher on the same evening (20th September 2008), but seven hours ahead and at a venue in the UK. The Zonn EP 'BACK IN BLIGHTY' was released on the first day of the Beijing Olympic Games - 08/08/08. The 6-track JZ release 'SEPARATION ANXIETY' was made available from 07/08/09.
2007 - Los Galgos EP - JR072004 - Portfolio Career - JR062004 - Don't Speak Too Soon - JR052001 - Photocopy Of My Mind - JR031988 - Hard Fruit - JR021988 - Precarious Flamingo - JR01

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