Having finished his second major U.S. tour with Universal artist Lisa Bouchelle opening for Ted Nugent on the “I Still Believe” tour, 21 year old Johnny D’Angelo has quickly built a reputation as an in-demand drummer who can be found in New York, New Jersey or Philadelphia gigging, recording and touring. In 2010, at 19 years old, Johnny had also toured with Lisa Bouchelle opening for Meatloaf on the U.S. and Canadian “Hang Cool Teddy Bear” tour, and is currently the drummer for Billy Walton (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes).
A true chameleon behind the kit, Johnny pulls from styles such as rock, jazz, latin, funk and blues. Playing a simple 4-piece drum-set, he relies very much on feel and well-placed phrasing, while utilizing his considerable chops to accent and excite when needed. He has an almost effortless and relaxed feel, yet ferocious power and stage presence to drive a band. Johnny attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and is also known as a good composer and arranger.