Special Thanks to;
Steve Morris for the photos, much appreciated!
Derek B for his sterling work on the website and all the other work and support he’s put in, cheers dude!
Josh Norton-Cox for his engineering and mixing skills, and for his patience and encouragement
Eric and all at Big Red for their support and professionalism
Extra special Thanks to my late father, Maurice, for everything…..
I still miss you Dad
Jonny Sumo Bio
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, there lurks a shiny headed 260lb rock n roll drumming behemoth named Jonny Sumo - Jonny is the twisted alter ego of a respectable middle aged nurse…consider him a sort of fat, drumming Dark Knight….Raised on the eclectic mix of old school big band, surf music and heavy rock Jonny taught himself to play drums to an (almost) acceptable standard by listening to his Mums 78s and by pinching a library copy of Dan Britt’s Drumopedia…
His idols; Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Bonham, Sorum, Ian Paice, Joe Morello, Animal from the Muppets and his absolute favourite…Mr Cozy Powell…
After spending his youth in Okinawa taking part in a lengthy period of sumo wrestling training, Jonny struggled to master the 3 main disciplines of Sumo; eating, sleeping and training….actually he quite easily mastered the first 2 but as for the actual training…so Jonny stowed away on a North Korean grain barge and made his way back to Blighty…
Jonny has always played along to CDs of the bands he likes and now, on HIS CD ‘VOL 54’, he is playing on ‘drum less’ versions of his absolute favourite tracks - so the tracks are by the original artists BUT with Jonny’s inimitable rhythmic clubbing added….instead of the original, and presumably more skilful, drumming…
VOL 54 IS JUST THE LATEST IN JONNYS PHENOMEMALLY SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF...... ACTUALLY ITS NOT; IT'S A DEMO CD OF JONNYS DRUMMING, WE JUST HOPE SOMEONE LIKES IT...
WE WOULD NATURALLY BE EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN ANY REVIEW/FEEDBACK/BRIBES TO NOT SEND ANYTHING ELSE ETC.... JONNY LIKE CHOCOLATE N JACK DANIELS'... MMMMM
BEDLAM IS AVALIABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON JONNYS WEBSITE... A TRACK OBVIOUSLY INSPIRED BY COZY POWELL...
Jonny lives in domestic conflict with his intellectually deficient, and emotionally detached but unstable, partner Ethel, a deputy pig stunner at their local abattoir….the couple were thankfully not blessed with children as their obesity prevented their ever conjoining…..but do own a cross terrier called Harry, who is the apple of Ethels good eye….
Contact Jonny - firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Sumo xx