California psychedelic heavyweights EARTHLESS will return to Australia and New Zealand next February and March …
– Johnny Casino, on ‘I Scare Myself’.
In music, as in life, there are those who are content to follow the path of normality & certainty, unable to comprehend the intangible pleasures that come with venturing outside their comfort zone then there are those who are prepared to take a chance take whatever comes their way. Johnny Casino is such a man.
The ramblin’ gamblin’ man, a musical journeyman equally at home in the high-octane atmosphere of Motor City garage rock, the fundamental three-chord riffage of 50s rock’n’roll, the charismatic soul of Philadelphia or the dusty plains of Cali country. With spiritual guidance courtesy of Chuck Berry, the MC5, Berry Gordy & Gram Parsons. Casino’s musical journey began with a high stakes wager. On the back of a flatbed truck, and in front of the winning post of a racecourse in the Australian country town of Mudgee, Casino at the age of 14 played his first show in front of a biker gang by the name of The God Squad.