Johnny and The Medicine Show
Johnny & the Medicine Show formed in Camden Town in late 2009 over a broken heart and a love of crackly doo-wop records.
The band’s music is a mix of tough 50s rock’n’roll, heartbreaking doo-wop melodies and the ragged spirit of the early Strokes - with Johnny’s vocals often likened to a young Julian Casablancas.
The Independent newspaper recently called Johnny & the Medicine Show "Britain's answer to The Drums", while London's Evening Standard described them as "The Strokes meets The Shangri-Las".
Not long after forming, Johnny & the Medicine Show launched their own club night - 'Pepper Spray' at the George Tavern in East London. Pepper Spray was later named "one of London's coolest clubnights" by Time Out.
Following support slots with Black Lips and Lets Wrestle, Johnny & the Medicine Show self-recorded a three track demo EP.