Son of a Parisian jazz musician, Johnny grew up immersed in music and arts. After travelling extensively and a brief dalliance as a model, Sands settled in Liverpool and quickly embedded himself in the local music scene curating and promoting gigs as well as working on his own music. Having signed to Baltic Records in 2015, Sands is set to release his third single “A Friend” due this Spring… Johnny has received huge support from BBC Introducing via Dave Monks and national radio play from Tom Robinson and Johnny Kennedy on radio x. Johnny is on the radar of the UK’s premium radio tastemakers. He is running showcases in Liverpool and Manchester and gigging monthly in London.

His first single was made download of the month in the Sunday Times. He is recently back from a series of gigs in Seoul, Korea.

Creating fragile soundscapes, Sands’ influences range from Air, Neil Young and Serge Gainsbourg to Talk Talk and The Blue Nile.

Having supported the likes of Wild Beasts, Alt-J and Django Django, Johnny Sands is now striking out on his own; he has been confirmed for Liverpool Sound City and will be on the road in 2016 in a town or city near you.


Typewriters, Paris, Shoes, Porsche 356 speedster, Women, Jean Luc Goddard, 1950’s cinema, The Riviera, Van Morrison, Vintage Motorcycles, Triumph, The Strokes, Neil Young, Vincent Gallo, Malcolm Gladwell, Vintage Microphones, Old watches, Jim Jarmusch, Rebel Style, Bob Dylan, The Blue Nile, E-type Jaguars, Casio, Clint Eastwood & Talk Talk

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