JOHNNY BORTON -
Born in Canada and raised in Listowel
as his Dad Travelled at his job from place to place it took
a while before finally settling down.
Never taking music lessons, I took
up the piano as a teenager and joined his first band in 1979.
His first real gig was a Terry Fox Run Fundraiser in 1980.
avid hunter, trapper, welder, and Millwright, he always fell
back on his music.
It seemed to be the only thing he could count on
for his salvation.
Playing in many bands over the years, motels with
holes in the walls, ceilings falling down the decision was made
to play only weddings, private functions, and fund raisers.
a great decision !
For 12 years it was bar free. Since the last
band decided to part ways, it was time for him to finish his
dream and write his own songs. Thirteen being his lucky number,
the decision was easy when there where 13 songs that where his
on the album to call it Johnny Borton 13.
His goals are simple,
if someone buys his songs and uses them so be it, if someone wants
him and a band to premote them so be it. Whatever it takes and
where ever it takes me the album was 3 years in the making and
it is finished. Music will always be his life and with people
like Gregg Dechert in it , made his dreams a reality!
He had the
chance to play with Little Ceasers and the Consoles who where
an original 50’s and
group, for 2 years and be the opening act
for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2000, what a treat !
Now playing the Casino’s and doing the music scene full time has enspired him even more
to continue writing and expanding his options and playing outside
his own province and country.
Here some latest Johnny's performances:
Brauhaus am Waldschlosschen Dresden Germany
Bussmann's Brazil Dresden Germany
Ontario - Canadian Steakhouse - Dresden Germany
Aqua-Dome Hotel - Laengenfeld - Austria
And many venues all over Canada