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Record Release Show

Live at The VNYL, NYC

9.10.2017

A DBDS Production

"One Track Mind"

Official Music Video

A DBDS Production

 
 
 

SHOWS

Wednesday, 7.31.2019

THE VNYL NYC

The Black Rose Room

2019 PAST SHOWS

Friday, 1.26.2019

THE VNYL NYC

The Black Rose Room

Saturday, 2.16.2019

THE VNYL NYC

The Black Rose Room

Sunday, 4.14.2019

Gold Sounds, Bk

Thursday, 5.16.2019

Sixty Sixth Congress, Bk

Thursday, 6.27.2019

HART BAR, BK

Friday, 6.7.2019

THE VNYL NYC

The Black Rose Room

2018 PAST SHOWS

Saturday, 1.20.2018

The Footlight

Ridgewood, Queens

Friday, 2.2.2018

Arlene's Grocery, NYC

Thursday, 2.22.2018

Bowery Electric, NYC

Sunday, 3.4.2018

Gold Sounds, BK

Friday, 3.23.2018

Pianos, NYC

Sunday, 4.8.2018

Otto's Shrunken Head

Thursday, 5.10.2018

EP RELEASE SHOW

Coney Island Baby NYC

Thursday, 5.31.2018

The Knitting Factory, Bk

FRIDAY, 6.8.2018

Asbury Park Brewery, NJ

WEDNESDAY, 6.20.2018

Silvana, Harlem

Saturday, 7.28.2018

Bootleg BBQ Ridgewood, NY

Thursday, 7.5.2018

Bowery Electric, NYC

Saturday, 8.11.2018

Hart Bar, NYC

Saturday, 8.25.2018

Coney Island, NYC

Saturday, 8.25.2018

Valley Stream, NY

Saturday, 9.1.2018

Berlin, NYC

Wednesday, 9.13.2018

Coney Island Baby NYC

Friday, 10.5.2018

Bowery Electric, NYC

Sunday, 10.14.2018

Mt. Bethel Music Festivl, PA

Friday, 10.26.2018

Arlenes Grocery

Thursday, 11.29.2018

Rockwood Music Hall

Stage 1

Thursday, 12.14.2018

Parkside Lounge

BIO

      In 2015, while also conducting duties as the General Manager of a legendary New York City concert venue and nightclub, John Santiago set out to release a song per week for the entirety of the year; the project was called, "Constant Content". Just before the mid-way mark, drummer Jason Aloisio had time constraints with his Phd field research in ecology that forced him to pull out of the project. In need of a drummer for recording, John called his old friend and college mate, Danny Kenny to help complete recordings. As Danny agreed with enthusiasm, despite his minimal experience on drums, he also recommended Erik Neuberger to play bass. On a Monday night in late May of 2015, the three men joined in a backyard barn of Carmel, NY (at Danny's family property). Dan and Erik had been brewing beer from the property on their free time and offered John a taste. With adulation, John was impressed and satisfied, calling them, "a couple of real bootleg motherfu%$ers". At that point, Johnny & the Bootlegs were born.

      Tired of the lack of true passion in current "popular rock n roll", Johnny & the Bootlegs became focused on pushing the simple progressions, intense guitar solos and strong voice of Santiago, walking bass lines of Neuberger and solid, minimalistic thump-drumming of Kenny. This led to the completion of their first official release of the self-titled, 9 song EP, "Johnny & the Bootlegs" on August 10, 2017.

      Fast forward to January of 2018 as Kenny commits to a full time job in upstate New York and enter Ryan Adams on drums. A recent graduate and the youngest Bootleg, Adams holds a strong beat, deep in the pocket and accents the J&tB style perfectly. His dedication to the vision and sound of J&tB mixed with his own finesse helped the process of writing the NYC Rags EP, which was released in Spring, 2018.

     John Santiago has been writing acoustic, singer-songwriter style ballads, blues, rock and folk songs since his late teenage years. Under his surname, the project has also been a recent addition to the JSantiMusic catalog and continues to grow, releasing singles and projects, as well. John's dedication to raw and emotional music generally comes through in his lyrical content as well as the recordings produced. The project intends to build into full band and production based releases, with these primary acoustic releases as the basis for the project.

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