I am a Folk Rock/Pop Original Artist who also plays covers. I am Solo acoustic act that mixes a bunch of songs to fit the crowd. I been playing for about 20 years now and have recorded two original albums. I had an internet radio hit and have played at many local venues in Philadelphia including World Cafe Live, The Fire, The Rusty Nail and many more. I would be great influence for your event if given the opportunity.
Price Range: Depends on the location and hours played.
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language, English
What to Expect
One would expect to have a wonderful time relaxing, dancing, and enjoying themselves to a variety of different acoustic music with a pop and folk kick to it.
Born in Northeast Philadelphia on November 16, 1977, Johnny was a quiet laid back guy who went with the flow. As he grew to be a teenager he would play the church piano and wanted lessons but his parents could not afford them. He later picked up his first guitar at Boy Scout camp and learned a few chords. Johnny became consistent and would not give up. He went on take up guitar lessons at the age of 19. After taking lessons for a year he played first talent show and ran off stage leaving his guitar behind. It appeared stage fright caught Johnny by surprise. Later he worked up the confidence to go to his first open mic night at the Coffee Connection. As time went on he ended up hosting the open mic night and moved on to Stevenson's Place. This is where he acquired the name Johnny Freakin Balls. Johnny stepped to the mic and said "Freakin" the crowd replied "Balls". He was then on known as Johnny Freakin Balls. Balls went on to play at many more open mic nights and then started playing acoustic acts at the Rusty Nail, World Cafe Live, and Grape Street Pub. Next, Johnny came out with his first CD called "Journey to John's World" with his hit songs "Lying and Cheating Girl" and "Come Back Michael". A year or two later he completed a second CD "Attack of The Freakin Balls". "Smarty Jones" became his next hit land on internet radio with a large number or plays. Johnny Balls played in cover and original bands but loved his original music. He is still performing today working on his next CD.
Additional Booking Notes
I would require a PA system but have all cords, mics, and other equiptment.
Influences & Inspiration
Some of my influences are the Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Snow Patrol, Smashing Pumpkins, Phil Collins, Green Day, Neil Young, The Monkeys, and more.
Acoustic Guitar and Mics, electrically outlets
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