Liverpool band The Jjohns epitomise the mersey beat sound. Formed of the three Dunning brothers in Dom on lead vocals and guitar, Mik on backing vocals and guitar, and Bernie on bass, as well as, their friend Sam Burkett on drums.
Coming from County Road, in the city’s borough of Walton, the band began in humble beginnings. Music was at first seen as just a release from the humdrum of the day-to-day life of being from the Liverpool suburb.
Like most bands from the city, music was embedded in the band from a young age, just as much as football. And as it goes, you either become a footballer, or a musician. The Jjohns chose the latter over the former.
Describing the band, singer Dominic said: “Harmonic, homegrown, but most importantly – inspiring melodies singing about, what we know, where we live, and who we love.”
Starting in 2015, The Jjohns have spent the last three years becoming a vital band in what is something of a renaissance in the once fertile Liverpool Music Scene.
Supporting Circa Waves, Trampolene, and Paris Youth Foundation, the band have also played with Jordan Allen further afield.
2018 saw the band bag their first run of festivals in Liverpool Sound City, and Y Not? Festival courtesy of industry tastemakers, This Feeling.
Gaining support from BBC Introducing Merseyside, and Spotify, their last two tracks, ‘So Alone’, and, ‘Lucy’, have garnered 250,000 streams.
‘Sewn’, was the band’s first release on the back of the aforementioned singles, and is the opening track of The Jjohns debut EP which was released on Modern Sky UK.
The most recent single, ‘Wreckage’, released early September 2019 has accumulated nearly 40k streams in the first 10 days of the release and has shown the band’s sound mature.