Johnny Panic

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  • This article is about the U.K. punk rock band. For the "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" song, see Tears for Fears.
Johnny Panic
Origin London, England
Genres Punk rock
Alternative rock
Years active 2002–present
Members Rob Solly
Jonny Shock
Matt James
Sean Mannion
Past members Nash Francis

Johnny Panic are a punk rock band from London, formed in 2002.

Band members[edit]

  • Rob Solly Guitar (founder member)
  • Jonny Shock - Percussion (founder member)
  • Matt James - Guitar and backing vocals (founder member)
  • Sean Mannion - Bass and backing vocals

Past members[edit]

  • Nash Francis - Bass and backing vocals (founder member)


Johnny Panic were founded in 2002. Their music can be described as rock music, inspired by bands such as The Clash and The Jam. Following the release of several singles, the band's debut album The Violent Dazzling was released in 2005. Soon after Nash Francis left the band later to become a painter and was replaced by Sean Mannion. Their second album, The Good Fight, was released in November 2007 on Repeat Records and was preceded by the single "Dislocation" on 29 October.

In 2006 their track "I Live For" was used in the soundtrack to the video game Test Drive Unlimited, and their cover of The Turtles' hit "Happy Together" was used in an npower television commercial. Their name comes from the short story Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath.

After numerous delays the band finally announced the release date of their third album, "Ritual Riots" for 26 September 2011. This will be preceded by the single "The World Around You", released on 12 September. The music video for the single being shot in 2010.



Year Title Peak Position
2005 The Violent Dazzling -
2007 The Good Fight -
2011 Ritual Riots[1] -


Year Title UK Singles Chart[2]
2004 "You're A Fool" -
2004 "Burn Your Youth" 69
2004 "Chemical Girlfriend" [download only] -
2005 "Minority Of One" 60
2005 "Automatic Healer" 49
2006 "Happy Together" / "I Live For" [limited edition 7"] -
2007 "The Rebel" [download only] -
2007 "Dislocation" -
2008 "The Rebel" [ltd ed 7"] -
2011 "The World Around You" -


  1. ^ "Johnny Panic 3rd Album Title and Tracklisting announcement". Johnny Panic/Myspace. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 286. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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