Ah, but try being Dutch! I've had to travel to the UK to see him. And he plays in Holland so very rarely that I HAVE to drop everything when he does (and travel 3 hours south) Still, I've seen him 4 times now. Once in Ireland, once in the UK and twice in Holland.
He definitely is spectacular! The first two times I saw Johnny with the Sussex Wit, the third time I saw him with the "new" Sussex Wit and the last time he played solo. Personally, I much prefer full-band shows, but he's great any way you can get him
this is wonderful!!! i flipping love johnny flynn!! he is my alll time favourite artist, i started listening to him 5 years ago when barely anyone listened to him, and he has certainly sky rocketed since then... unfortunately i live in canada, and he never comes here
5 years? I'm pretty sure he didn't even have a website yet then. Still, I know what you mean. I became a fan almost exactly 3 years ago, right about the time the first EP was going to be released. I don't think anyone at all knew him back then. I was so excited when the first album came out and it was wonderful all the way!
I thought I had "discovered" him only to find one good friend has seen him gig and another (who has his own band "Isaac's Aircraft") is a big fan. He has also shared a line-up with "Skinny Lister" ... so there are more of us then it appears.
Well you are NOT a lousy artist, that much is clear - but the photograph is not so bad, really. I love this drawing! (Unfortunately I know nothing about drawing so I can not give you a more in-depth praise
Cant wait for November 30th, I'll go to a JF solo show in Munich
Glad you like it! I'm going to the JF solo show in Amsterdam on the 24th I haven't seen him solo yet, only with his band (3x). I'll be bringing a print of this drawing, actually. I stupidly forgot to bring it last time. I hope you'll enjoy the gig!
Haha so we are both having something to look forward I have actually seen him only once with his band - as warm up for Mumford & Sons. Prior to this gig I had never heard of them but they rocked (or fiddled, whatever) my socks off!
It was great! I prefer it when the Sussex Wit play along, but he can do a great show on his own too. One of the best moments was when he had the audience sing the end of Tickle Me Pink, as he couldn't do that bit on his own. Have fun on the 30th, let me know how it was!
Oh my... I had fun but only rather briefly... It was not meant to be! The concert started pretty late and this "Sweet Whats-his-name" that did the warm up wouldnt.stop.playing! I went to Munich by train because of the state of the roads (snowed in) and the last train home left by midnight, so I was on a tight schedule. When Johnny started it was 10:30 already, and three songs into his set he had guitar troubles, so he had to leave the stage for a few minutes *sigh* Can you believe it? In the end I only heard 4 songs But at least those songs were great
Ah, that sucks! Stupid snow In Amsterdam there wasn't a support band, but he could only play for one hour because another band had to start setting up to play later on the evening. Still, one an hour is quite a lot better than 4 songs of course! At least I'm glad those 4 songs were great Let's hope he comes back to Europe soon. *fingers crossed*