Choked Not Broken
Born 3 months premature, this child had no name... Just Boy. Born with a rare lung disease, his parents wanting to give him a strong name, they decided on John. John Boy was born. This NYC based artist blends rock/pop/goth/alternative/dance to create his 'dark pop' sound. Filled with raw emotion, sexual expression, sexy darks vocals, and edgy lyrics...he shines a blinding light on loneliness, comformity, fear and confusion. Called a 'new recording star' by Next Magazine, John Boy's been compared to Nine Inch Nails, Robbie Williams, Incubus and been called the male version of Madonna and P!NK. John Boy's first EP, 'Space Junkie', a dance-heavy album with twisted humor but also depth, was produced by Shane Faber. It caught the ear of top NYC promoter Mark Nelson which led to a fully staged theatrical tour of the New York club scene at top venues including Limelight, Cheetah, Exit, Splash, Hush, Ohm and after-parties for Michael Jackson and Madonna (performing with Donna Delory & Niki Harris- Madonna's long time back-up singers). His new Full length CD, 'Choked Not Broken' was released in August 2005. This second release, produced by Jason Paige, reveals a darker side to John Boy; his music reflects a harder edge, trading in his club sound for gritty rock hooks and provocative lyrics. Jason Paige, who's worked with Enriques Iglesias and Ashanti, describes the unique sound as 'Britney meets Marilyn Manson'. With concert performances in the vain of Madonna, he not only conceptualized and choreographed his own material but has also choreographed for other artists including Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, West Wing, Pink Panther). John Boy is an artist that speaks from the truth of who he is and what he feels. He takes you on a musical journey and pushes the envelope the whole way down. John Boy has redefined the pop/rock genre. 'Finally someone who is gritty, dark, confused and dirty...and isn't afraid to sing about it.' - CityMusic.