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Origin:  Ontario, Canada


Genres:  Rock


Years Active:  2003 - Present









The Johnnys


The Johnnys are an Ontario-based rock’n’roll band founded by spouses Veronica Johnny (lead vocals/ manager/ producer/ writer) and Dave Johnny (drums/ producer/ writer). The duo’s early recordings are more punk influenced, characterized by fun, up-tempo songs while later releases have a classic-rock feel.


The Johnnys appear live as a full band, delivering rowdy, high-energy, humour-filled performances. They’ve played across Canada, been featured on TV and film and shared stages with such luminaries as Geordie Johnson, Bif Naked, Stevie Salas, Bruce Cockburn, Keith Secola & Crystal Shawanda.


Veronica’s Cree heritage is reflected in some of the band’s lyric content, with indigenous influences on topics such as the environment, social justice and political change.



2013 Singles ‘Time to Shine’ and ‘Have a Good Time, All the Time’ reached #2 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown Charts

2013 Nominated for Indigenous Music Award - Best Rock CD & Best Group or Duo

2008 Nominated for three Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards - Best Rock CD,

Best New Group, and Best Artist or Duo

2008 Co-nominated for Canadian Aboriginal Music Award - Best Producer/Engineer


Music Performance Highlights

2018 Hay Days Music and Culture Festival, Hay River NT;

          Royal Ontario Museum, ROM FNL - Indigenous Now

2017 Royal Ontario Museum, ROM FNL - ROCK ON; Ontario Place Music Festival;

         Third Annual Island Brother’s Bike Rally & Fundraiser, Manitoulin Island;

          Folk on the Rocks Festival, Yellowknife; Hay Days Festival, Hay River

2016 Horseshoe Tavern [Headliner]; The Hard Rock Café Toronto

2015 Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto; Hay Days Festival, Hay River;

         NWT Pride Festival, Yellowknife; Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik;

         Ice Castle of The Snow King Festival, Yellowknife

2014 Fix Our World Festival, Hamilton; The Rivoli, Honour the Treaties Benefit; AGO, Toronto

2013 CD Release at The Hard Rock Cafe Toronto; MTS Centre, Winnipeg; MTS Centre ,

         Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards, Winnipeg; Best of WestFest, Main Stage,

        Ottawa; The RockPile, Toronto; Cameron House, No Pants Army Fundraiser, Toronto

2012 Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market; Aspetta Cafe; The Sister, ANDPVA Red Revue;

         Folk on the Rocks Beer Gardens, NWT Pride, Yellowknife

2011 NXNE , Cherry Cola’s Rock’n’Rolla Lounge, Toronto

         Westfest [Opened for Bif Naked], Ottawa; Hank’s Place, Concert for a Cure , Caledonia;

         Windsor Hotel, AMW All My Relations, Winnipeg; The Hive, Y108 Rock, Kitchener

2010 Dundas Square, Toronto [Headliner]

2009 Canadian Music Fest showcase, Hard Rock Café Toronto, The Revival;

          Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, Yellowknife

2008 MTS Centre, Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards, Winnipeg



2015 Nehiyaw Nikamonak: Oyoyowin ohci Nanaskomowin, Howls of Gratitude (compilation CD)

2013 ROCK by The Johnnys (independent)

2013 Idle No More: Songs for Life Vol. 1, RPM FM (compilation CD)

2010 Louder Faster More Fun by The Johnnys (independent)

2007 I Like It A Lot by The Johnnys (independent)

2007 Warrior Songs, Spirit Magazine (compilation CD)



2016 ‘Your Girl’ (independent)

2015 ‘Nisakihtan Kiya Kisoskatowin’ (independent)

2013 ‘Have a Good Time, All the Time’ by The Johnnys (independent)

2013 ‘Time to Shine’ by The Johnnys (independent)



2016 Music Video Release and performance at The Hard Rock Café Toronto

         ‘Nisakihtan Kiya Kisoskatowin’ music video by Thru the Red Door

2015 ‘Hickey Gone Wrong’ by Youth Rise Project

2013 APTN’s Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards live broadcast

2011 APTN ‘s Best of Arbor Live!

2010 APTN’s Rez Tunes

2009 Performed with The Johnnys and acted on episode of APTN’s Arbor Live!

          Showcased in Cineplex nationally distributed film, Larger Than Life

2008 APTN’s Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards live broadcast; CTV’s First Story



“If you’re looking for high-energy entertainment, grounded in original songwriting, heart and soul, I recommend The Johnnys for a rockin’ good time.” Laurie Sarkadi, Editor EDGEYK magazine, Producer, Singer-songwriter, Yellowknife, 2014


“The Johnnys bring us onto the highway and manifest the wind through the uplifting lyrics and high energy.” Janet Rogers, ROCK CD Review – Indian Country 2013


“They stay true to their album name Louder Faster More Fun!”  NXNE review in Xtra! 2011


“... enduring live sets, an incredibly sexy front-woman, and the music that compels you to keep the record playing track after track.” Indie Seen, Echo Weekly, 2011






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