+ Johnny is a
pop rock singer, songwriter with a flair for writing
catchy pop melodies with strong hooks who also
possesses an exciting, live stage presence. Johnny
had a major label contract with his former band Skin
& Bones, produced by Andy Taylor and is now
releasing his own music as an independent solo
artist. To date, Johnny has six independent CD
releases currently in worldwide distribution,
enjoying both critical and commercial
+ Born in Baltimore,
Maryland, by his teenage years, Johnny was front man
for the regionally successful pop group, “The
Vamps”. They opened for headliners such as Joan Jett and Modern English with regular TV appearances on Shakedown in Charm City. Realizing the need to
showcase his talent in a larger market, Johnny relocated
to New York City, where he formed the rock group,
“Skin & Bones”, who in 1990,
released their debut album, "Not A Pretty Sight", on Equinox
Records, recorded at the legendary Trident Studios in the heart of London's SoHo district produced by Andy Taylor of Duran Duran fame.
It featured a stripped-down, but accomplished brand
of pop/rock blended with Johnny's extremely direct
vocal style. Media attention brought about record
sales that soared all over Europe, especially in
Japan and Germany. After relentless touring across
the United States, they released their album Madhouse in 1992. Next, Johnny was offered an
invitation to Los Angeles to write and sing for
television and motion picture soundtracks. These
credits include songs written for The Heights, a FOX
Network hit in 1993, and major motion pictures, West From North Goes South, and Hell High. Throughout this
period of success there were unusual twists and
turns that led him from New York City, on to LA, to Nashville, throughout New England, on to Boston where he was invited to appear on FOX25 TV with his band, The Outsiders. Memorable live performances throughout Cape Cod & the Islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, the Twin Rivers Casino in Rhode Island, then down the Eastern Seaboard to South West Florida. From great cities to quaint villages, Johnny continues to capture the hearts of many with his diverse musical talents. Ultimately, in the spring of 2010, Johnny relocated back to New England, the place he calls home, where he is continues to write and perform.
+ Song of The Year "Runner Up Award "American Dreams"
+ SoHo New York-2010: Skin n' Bones Reunion at legendary Don Hill's.
+ Towson MD-2010: Recher's Theatre: Maxwell's Reunion with The Ravyns "Raised on The Radio" & The Vamps.
+ FORT MYERS BEACH: 2008-2010 -- Exclusive 2-year engagement performing at Castaway's Estero Boulevard.
Some “Beach Bulletin Highlights” "Great place to party, good food, good drinks, great service from bartenders and wait staff! Johnny Vance Rocks the place on Wednesday and Friday nights! Great Music!
+ Some “Highlights” from performances throughout New England:
BOSTON-2007 -- Paul McGonagle, Ass't News Director at FOX25 saw Johnny Vance & The Outsiders perform at the British Beer Company in Sandwich, MA and invited them to appear on FOX25 TV WFXT Boston Morning Show on July 4th 2007. A video of their live performance is available online at: www.johnnyvance.com.
+ SEDGEWICH RECORDS: Includes the
song "With A Little Help From My Friends", with
Johnny Vance and more than 50 of Cape Cod's most
popular artists all performing together on one song.
Don't miss Carly Simon on Track I - Blackbird. The
new CD was released on June 1st, 2007.
CAPE COD-2006: Johnny and his back-up band, The Outsiders competed in and won a 5-week "Battle of the Bands" competition and were dubbed "The Cape's Most Dangerous Band 2006".
+ SEDGEWICH RECORDS: In July of 2006 Johnny Vance & The Outsiders lent their talents in a fund
raiser charity event with their recording of the
classic "Don't Be Cruel" (track #17). The CD titled Cape Cod Covers VOL 1 The King, produced by David
Wood, is available at CD Baby, Tower Records, Newbury Comics and locally throughout New England. The album
proceeds go to benefit "Angel Flight N.E". 70 talented
musicians, producers and audio engineers came to
together to lend their talents and pay tribute to
the great Elvis Presley.
+ Original Songs by Johnny Vance are now available on iTunes including his award winning Christmas Classic, voted #1 on MP3.com in December 2002:
+ With a straight-ahead focus on the fundamentals of great songwriting, Johnny is at the top of his game, creating enough momentum to turn out some of the best music of his career. Today you can take a visionary ride with front man Johnny Vance as he performs live on stage with his band, “The Outsiders” or witness the exciting stage presence of the “Rock n’ Roll Circus”, a tribute to the Rolling Stones with Johnny performing as his idol, Mick Jagger. Johnny’s “Solo Acoustic Performance” is an intimate one-man show stripped down to voice and acoustic guitar. If you’re truly into Classic Rock then you won’t want to miss Johnny Vance & The Outsiders as they take you back to the future with a set list of favorites from the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Tom Petty, to the Black Crowes and Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's amazing how much of yesteryear music is influencing today's audiences.
"Thru A Child's Eyes" now on iTunes and CD titled "Johnny Vance's Greatest Hits 2010".
+ With his love of live performing, Johnny is currently performing in 3-formats:
Johnny Vance & The Outsiders: Original Concert Set.
Solo Acoustic Performance: An intimate one-man show stripped down to voice and acoustic guitar
Classic Rock Format: Includes many favorites thru the years, from the Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
+ Stay Tuned: Coming in 2016 : New Album Release by Johnny Vance.