Photo: Sunny Muehleman

Photo: Sunny Muehleman

Hi, I’m Johnny! I’m a Chicago based (world traveled) musician, music industry professional, animal lover, ex-Twitch streamer, and self-proclaimed nerd! Here are some words about me:

At the age of 11 I picked up a guitar for the first time and have had a love for music ever since.  In my adolescence I spent as much time as I could teaching myself about music theory, composition, and performance.  In high school I took an interest in the world of audio engineering. I opened a small recording studio in my parents’ basement, where I worked with friends and other artists to produce my first few records.

Near the end of my high school career I started a band of my own and was introduced to the world of touring.  I spent the next few years trying to get back on the road, traveling around the country filling-in on guitar/bass, selling merch, or tour managing - while at the same time working to finish my degree.

In 2018 I recieved my B.A. in Music Business Management from Columbia College Chicago. I’ve since worked for many notable Chicago venues and festivals, eventually winding up as the Merchandise Manager for the Ravinia Festival.

I’m a creative worker who loves to learn and inovate and I’m always looking for my next adventure! If you’d like to work together (or just want to chat) please feel free to reach out - I’d love to hear from you!

Some Freelance services I offer:

  • Session Guitarist / Session Bassist (studio and live)

  • Songwriting, composition, and licensing

  • Merchandising and Vending in the Chicago area

  • Tour management, stage management, and merchandising

  • Video editing and graphic work

  • Artist and band consultation/management (branding, social media, EPKs, website & mailing list creation, tour planning)