James Johnston (English musician)
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James Johnston performing at the Avantgarde Festival in Schiphorst, Germany, in August 2009.
|Born||1966 (age 47–48)
Guildford, Surrey, England
|Instruments||Guitar, electric organ, vocals|
|Years active||Late 1980s–present|
|Associated acts||Gallon Drunk
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Johnston founded the London-based alternative rock band Gallon Drunk with Michael Delanian, Nick Coombe and Max Decharne in 1990. The group have been active, both recording and touring, to the present, releasing eight studio albums, compilations, and one live album.
Johnston was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 2003 to 2008, having originally toured as a guest guitarist with the band in 1994 on the Lollapalooza tour. He has also recorded and toured with a wide variety of other musicians, including Barry Adamson and Faust. Johnston has acted in a number of independent movies including Clean (2004) by Olivier Assayas, The Fall of the Louse of Usher by Ken Russell, as well as contributing scores to numerous film and television projects.
- Strong, Martin C. (2002) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 755-6
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