Johnnie Fingers

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Johnnie Fingers
Birth nameJohn Peter Moylett
Born (1956-09-10) 10 September 1956 (age 62)
Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock
Associated actsThe Boomtown Rats

Johnnie Fingers (born John Peter Moylett, 10 September 1956) is an Irish keyboardist and co founding member (along with Bob Geldof) of the new wave band, The Boomtown Rats. He was notable for his attire of striped pyjamas on stage as well as his melodic piano style.

Background[edit]

Fingers came from a large family of actors, artists and musicians. His cousin is his fellow Boomtown Rat Pete Briquette, as their mothers, Margaret "Peggy" (Bowles) Cusack and Cecilia "Sheila" (Bowles) Moylett, were sisters. They are nephews of Irish conductor and composer Michael Bowles. He learned the piano from a young age from "Miss Grist" who he claims "stole his youth".[1] After the demise of The Rats, he founded Gung~Ho with Simon Crowe and Yoko Kurokawa in 1987. Fingers is married with two children.

Career[edit]

He currently lives in Tokyo, Japan where he continues to work in the music industry. Apart from producing and writing music for Japanese stars such as UA, and theme songs such as for the hit anime B't X, Fingers is the "point man"[2] with the concert music production company Smash Japan, producers of Fuji Rock Festival, the largest music festival in Japan.

Discography[edit]

With The Boomtown Rats[edit]

With Gung~ho[edit]

  • Play To Win (single, 1987)
  • 10 (1988)

With Greengate[edit]

  • Daydreaming - Vinyl 7"
  • Metaphysical Vibration - CD

With Ruffy Tuffy[edit]

  • "Ruffy Tuffy" (1999) album
  • "Respect!" (2000) omnibus Live album
  • "Natsu no Jujika" (2000) album
  • "Aki no Jujika" (2000) album
  • "Mizu no Awa" (2001) EP

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyberspace7.btinternet.co.uk". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012.
  2. ^ Metropolis.co.jp