Every once in a while, a rock n' roll band arrives with the nerve, ambition, and confidence to do something different, ambitious and wildly intriguing. That band is TOP JOHNNY! It is no secret that people in the music industry are infatuated with labels. They want to neatly classify different types of music, putting all of it in little organized folders somewhere on a musical shelf. TOP JOHNNY!, however, is a band that would drive all of these label-crazed people up the wall. They are quickly developing a reputation as one of Montreal's most interesting acts by offering something new and innovative to audiences who are accustomed to the sometimes formulaic brand of today's rock. They are an all-original, high-intensity party band whose sound is forged from a blend of searing rock guitar riffs, techno-style synthesizers, catchy vocal hooks, and pile-driving dance beats. Sounding as though KISS, C&C Music Factory, Metallica, and Public Enemy befriended each other, TOP JOHNNY! Is fronted by the magnetic TJ Star. The always intriguing singer claims that his concept of the band formed several years ago: 'I was always blown away by the energy and detail that bands like KISS put into their show. I guess TOP JOHNNY! Became our way of doing more and giving more than most bands think is necessary.' The band is receiving rave reviews for their immense wall of sound, which features TJ Star's powerful vocals and lead guitar, hard rockin' bassist KARO, drummer Marc holding down a solid rhythm section while virtuoso guitarist Adam Pietrykowski adds yet another layer to the band's monumental soundscape. . TOP JOHNNY! ^#^want to be defined by their live shows. Theirs is a live performance which epitomizes energy and unpredictability with TJ Star regularly going out into the crowd to play his wailing lead guitar solos so he can get up close and personal with his fans. He and the band are fully committed to connecting with their audience: 'I am not in this business to show people what a clever boy I am, but to connect with our audience...hopefully with millions of people worldwide!' In an industry laced with deviant and degrading images and ideas, TOP JOHNNY! ^#^want to prove that rock n' roll can be 'edgy and fresh without having to use profanity or crooked sexuality to get our point across". Already offering a live show and sound that is totally unique, this attitude further distinguishes TOP JOHNNY! ^#^from the rest of the crowd. TOP JOHNNY! ^#^share a common vision for what they are doing. They all believe in a strong code of business ethics, and the band actively supports ecological values. The band gives 10% of all their concert and CD sales to the Planet Alert! Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to fund globally recognized projects which have the best chance of achieving lasting solutions to our planet's ecological and humanitarian problems. Front man TJ Star's desire to positively impact people stems from his initial encounter with rock music. Upon hearing KISS for the first time, he realized that 'the band gave me something to hope for, something to look forward to. It kept me out of trouble and in the end gave me a ton of self-confidence. I hope one day my music will also inspire a young person to pick up a guitar instead of a gun.' Coupled with the band's highly energized music, striking costumes, and creative choreography, this willingness to make a difference is further proof that TOP JOHNNY! ^#^are destined to make a name for themselves in modern rock. TOP JOHNNY! Is the brainchild of triple-threat (composer, performer and co-producer) TJ Star and his long time collaborator and co-producer Mr. Positive(+) and is produced by StarBrite Productions, Montreal, Canada.