Jonny Manak and The Depressives

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Industry Arts
Occupation Garage Rock Band
Location San Jose, CA, United States
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Introduction JM&D is a wild combination of rock & roll influences from the 50's, 60's and 70's. There are elements of surf rock, rock & roll, punk and garage rock littered throughout their songs. Jonny has played guitar, bass or drums in The Cliftons, Clay Wheels, Fang, Texas Thieves, The Forgotten, The Odd Numbers & The Resistoleros. Influenced by Chuck Berry, Dead Boys, Link Wray, Little Richard, The Sonics, The Stooges, The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, etc. Since 2006, they released 5 full length albums and 2 EPs on CD, vinyl and digitally. The band is Jonny on guitar/lead vox, Neil Young on bass/vox and Thor Dsr on drums. With music featured in action sports videos, advertisements (Wahoos Fish Tacos/Pepsi/Vans Shoes/Spitfire Wheels/Nike US Open of Surf 2012/Verizon/Sprint) documentaries, feature films (Nitro Circus 3D), MTV shows(Viva La Bam, Home Wreckers, Nitro Circus, Fantasy Factory, Maui Fever, The Dudesons, Ridiculousness), Adult Swim (Loiter Squad) Fuel TV (Vans Protech Pool Party) and Fuse. DICKHOUSE PRODUCTIONS & VIACOM hire Jonny to write music for their shows & films. The band was given the 2012 Silicon Valley Music Award for Best Punk.
Interests pool skating, 50's, 60's, 70's rock and roll, punk, trash rock, surf rock, mod rock, punk n roll, garage rock, collecting vinyl and partying!
Favorite Movies Back to the Future and The JERK
Favorite Music Eddie Cochran, Link Wray, The Saints, New Bomb Turks, The Wipers, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Dick Dale, the Barracudas, Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Cheatah Chrome, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Kids, The Real Kids, The Kingsmen, The Standells, David Bowie, Wire, Black Flag, The Dictators, The Circle Jerks, The Sonics, Richard Hell, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lords of the New Church, The Rezillos, Radio Birdman, The Chocolate Watchband, Iggy Pop, The Kinks, The Ramones, The Descendents, The Zombies, The Ventures, The Buzzcocks, The Damned, The Rolling Stones, Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf