JOHNNY KING : Presentation

Singer/ Songwriter/ Singing and percussion instructor, social and intercultural animator (Workshops), student of Music therapy.

Originally from Congo-Brazzaville, Johnny King was born in Pointe Noire on the Atlantic ocean in a multicolored atmosphere and landscape (racial and cultural point of view). He received a normal school education that he combined with the sporty and religious.

He learned to sing in a church choir at 12 years old… so, he draws his inspiration from the Congolese music of his childhood (when together with Top One Frisson and Sydney Moukilou he sets up his first band named VE.L.SY Kimpiala) and from elements of his musical life…he also had an emotional heavy life with conflict around him and various colors and cultures by the travelling since he was 2 months old.

Johnny King have published: 3 albums with Black Style ( Hip Hop group, 97’-99’ in Romania). One album with Bakeluba (Gospel and Negro-spirituals group, 99’ in Romania). He begins with reggae music in 2000 and released his first reggae album “Babylon invasion in Switzerland with Askaar crew, 2005.

His 2nd reggae album “No More Stress” 2013 is a lyrical, rhythmic and emotional cocktail. A combination of sadness and joy together leading to the hope. A reggae album with various influences from world music, gospel, funky, Hip Hop… committed, dynamic and spiritual. It is a product of many collaboration with musicians from different countries: Congo, Jamaica, France, Switzerland, Russia, Germany and Romania; co-produced by Johnny King.

After “No more stress, official released on 31 May 2013” on online worldwide stores,

An EP “RISE UP” produced in 2015 is going to be worldwide release on the 22th of July 2022. This album is rich of various musical experiences and intercultural messages…It is a cry of alarm toward youth, a consciousness awakening, on the respect, the hope of becoming better and to be free of ignorance, to manifest the works of love and find a certain freedom.  a music born from his artistic and psychosocial experiences in Berlin,… in Europe, with lot of collaborations and social interaction, calling to adaptation and good communication.

He signed with the Label Boska Entertainment and released in December 2018 a Single “Rise Up” featuring Sasha, produced by Godwin Logie.

The first single “Focule” from the new album, scheduled for winter 2022 is released on July 15.

The song “Focule” will be part of the first exclusive album in Romanian “Om Bun” – an album of world music and gospel with sociocultural, spiritual and love messages, produced by Valy Musat.

Throughout his career he collaborates with various artists of different cultures and nationalities. And among the most famous titles we quote: “Povesti de familie” (the song pays tribute to the family) with Dragonu and Cedri2k and “Izabella” with Karie and Skizzo Skillz…

Johnny King is impressive at each of his apparitions as much by his natural musical talent than by his writing as well as by his interpretation of songs than by his scenic presence. He got the power of the African nature, an openness of mind toward discovering and sharing. He speaks firstly about love… his message is focused on openness mind and conviction of a well-being, first of all…personal. Johnny King is open for new musical experiences, always looking for new challenges

Different kind of shows and live concerts…, depends on demand, thematic and offer.

Style of music:  Reggae, world music, Dancehall

With some influences from: Funky-soul, Pop, Folk…Dance, Gospel, Blues and Afro beat.

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