“Look Out- Here comes the weight of the world!” Jonny Porter
Jonny Porter is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. His style incorporates rock, blues, and alt-country. Jonny started his music career as the drummer in successful Reggae/Rock band Staylefish. During his time with Staylefish, he won multiple awards at the London Music Awards, performed on the Vans Warped Tour, and opened for such acts as Down With Webster, Subb, Stomp Records All Stars, and The English Beat among many others.
Following his departure from Staylefish, Jonny recorded his debut 11 track album “Grave Bird” which was released on Gypsy Soul Records in March 2017. During the support for that release, Jonny shared the stage with Rik Emmett of Triumph, John Wozniak of Marcy’s Playground, Todd Kerns of SLASH, Spenny (Kenny vs. Spenny), Five Alarm Funk, and Ko, performed at Canadian Music Week, and Burlington Sound of Music Festival.
Jonny Porter’s debut went on to crack the top 500 new releases on the American Muzooka Charts, as well Chart in the Top 30 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Hamilton, Ontario on the Top 30 Earshot Charts for College Radio. Fans eagerly anticipate his new EP release in September.
On September 29th, 2020, Jonny Porter will release his second project titled “Look Out”.
“Look Out” is a 6 song EP. The six songs are heavily inspired by drug addiction, love, loss and the weight of current world affairs and social politics. Whether it’s the opening track “Burning Up/ Coming Home,” which is about re-birthing one’s self and making hard changes to better the soul, or the EP’s lead single “Look Out” which repeats the chorus hook “Look Out, Look Out- Here comes the weight of the world!,” there is no doubt that Jonny Porter is communicating that “The world has changed, I’ve changed, and where do we go from here?”
“This song is so deep and anyone who ever had issues in their life could somehow relate to this song. The vocals are incredible and the instrumentals are upbeat and fast paced which makes the song more catchy and the production was done right. I love it. 10/10″ – TuneCore Music Review of single “Look Out.”
Produced by Jonny Porter and SteveKirstein
Recorded by Steve Kirstein
Mixed by Steve Kirstein and Jonny Porter
Mastered by Peter Letros
Recorded at River 16 Studios
Unlike Jonny’s first album Grave Bird, (Gypsy Soul Records) Look Out is being released independently with a focus on online distribution through major digital outlets including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, as well as every other popular online music retailer. Make sure to stream the EP or buy a copy on September 29th, 2020.