|Birth name||John Avila|
|Born||San Gabriel, California|
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, new wave, ska, alternative rock, Chicano rock|
|Associated acts||Oingo Boingo, Food for Feet, The Mutaytor|
In 1984, he joined Oingo Boingo, replacing bassist Kerry Hatch. He played with Boingo until 1995. Avila has worked with many other musical acts including Psychotic Aztecs and Neville Staple in his backing band "The Hitmen". Avila owns and operates the recording studio, Brando's Paradise. He is currently the bass player in the Los Angeles-based multi-media group the Mutaytor  and The Gama Sennin.
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- "Food For Feet". Discogs.
- "John Avila Biography". Johnavila.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
- Paul Williams - "You're Wondering Now - The Specials from Conception to Reunion; Part Two "Neville Staple".
- "Brando's Paradise". Discogs.
- "Mutaytor". mutaytor.com.