Bringing a wide range of styles held together by a gravely vioce that echoes the rougher side of a life on the road ,drugs, bars, whiskey and women. Dan Johnson and The Cigarillos are on a ride through the fallen American dream and the post 9/11 west, documenting there travels in melodic western songs.
There Demo E.p “To hell and Back” is available here.
Biography - The Early Years
Daniel Johnson (born 24th August, 1984) Is an Alternative Singer songwriter based in Redcliff, Queensland.
Dan was born in Peterborough, England in 1984 and spent his early years moving from house to house as his parents renovated and sold up moving to the next.
Dan parents divorced in 1989 when Dan was 4 years old. He stayed with his mother and step farther.through out his childhood Dan was a keen artist and when he turned 13 he started writing poems and songs.
In 1998 at age 14 Dan started his first band in the Garage of his friends house in Deeping, England.Dan Played bass but after a short time he gave up bass to consentrate on singing.They never made it out the garage.
Between the age of 15 and 17 Dan Left home, finished school and after moving to the city of peterborough Dan Started a 4 piece punk rock band called ‘Pig Ignorant’ they played a couple of shows and dabled in some home recording before disbanding. This was also where dan would start going to shows regularly and become involved with promoting and organising in the local music scene.
At age 19 Dan and his friend Steve Allen started a 5 piece Hardcore band called ‘Chase Through’ who had small success in there home town playing local shows and festivals and also put Dan in a profetional studio for the first time.The band seperated after a year and Dan picked up and began learning the bass whilst doing this Dan started a new project called ‘Eaten Alive’this was a three piece thrash punk band that did some home recording and played localy by this point dan felt like moving on.
Around His 20th birthday and with having no relative succes Dan moved further north to the city of Sheffield and joined a Thrash punk Band called ‘Big Difference’.
After doing well in the local scene and completeing an e.p Dan left the band ,he then aged 22 picked up a guitar for the first time and started learning to play. He began writng songs in the squat where he lived at this time and strarted a band called ‘Grebo Bastard’ a three piece thrash punk band. To be continued…
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