The Johnstones

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The Johnstones
Origin Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Genres Ska punk, pop punk, hip hop, reggae
Years active 2002–present
Labels Union Label Group
Associated acts Mad Caddies The Flatliners The Planet Smashers
Website http://www.ryanlongonline.com/
Members Rene Gillezeau - guitars, trumpet, MC
Jarek Hardy - vocals, guitars
Ryan Long - lead vocals
Brent Marks - bassist
Julian Warmé - keyboard, trombone
Mike Murphy - drums

The Johnstones are a ska punk band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada formed in 2002[1] and signed to the Union Label Group. In 2006, they signed to Stomp Records of Montreal, released the full length album Word is Bond[2] and began touring Canada and the U.S. Their video 'Gone for a Long Time' received 'buzz-worthy' status and gained heavy rotation on MuchMusic, staying on the charts for 8 weeks.[3] In 2008, they released Sex, an E.P. produced by Flashlight Brown alumni Fil Bucchino and Matt Hughes.[4] Ryan Long, Jarek Hardy along with 40 year old Gary Kraft do a weekly podcast with thousands of listeners available free on iTunes. They are currently in the third season. As well, Long and Hardy have a side project called Tall Guy Short Guy.[5] Mike Murphy was added to the band's lineup in 2009, allowing Long to be the front-man of the band, "to work the stage more, and to add more dynamics to the live show". 2009 also saw the release of a full length CD called "Cant be Trusted". They released a DVD called "Get On Board" on April 30, 2010, and The "Gimmie your Love" EP in April 2010

Discography[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • Jenifer's Jacket (Nov 12, 2012) [7]
  • Live Forever (Jan 9, 2012) [8]
  • What's Your Problem Man? (Sept 20 2010) [9]
  • Gimmie Your Love (March 22, 2010)
  • Take Me To The Party (2010)
  • GGGetcha (2009)
  • P.U.B. (2009)
  • Right To Say (2009)
  • Can't Be Trusted (2009)
  • Bank (2009) [10]
  • Last Chance (2008)
  • Tonight (2008)
  • Gone For a Long Time (2007)
  • Sunny Days (2007)

Members Side Projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Absolutepunk.net
  2. ^ Absolutepunk.net
  3. ^ Stomprecords.com
  4. ^ Harper, Kate (1 May 2008). "The Johnstones Sell Sex In EP Form". Chart. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ Myspace.com
  6. ^ "The Johnstones Back With a New Single". Noise Press. Retrieved on 2009-04-15
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ "Music Video: 'Bank' by The Johnstones". Noise Press. Retrieved on 2009-05-01
  11. ^ Myspace.com
  12. ^ Youtube.com

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