Josh Johnstone

Recently relocating back to Perth after being Melbourne based for the past 10 years, Josh Johnstone is best known as front man for a number of local bands including Vida Cain and Jetpack, as well as being the lead guitarist of Bordello – all of which you may have heard on Triple J, 96FM, RTR FM, Red FM, WA FM, Nova and countless other radio networks.

Recently relocating back to Perth after being Melbourne based for the past 10 years, Josh Johnstone is best known as front man for Vida Cain, Jetpack and The Happy Endings, as well as being the lead guitarist of Bordello – all of which you may have heard on Triple J, 96FM, RTR FM, Red FM, WA FM, Nova and countless other radio networks.

Josh has performed (either solo or with his various bands) at such Festivals as Big Day Out, Australia Survival Day Concert, Broome to Bicton, Rock the Bay Festival (VIC) and St Kilda Festival (VIC). He has also played as support act for the likes of Gotye, The Waifs, John Butler Trio, The Beards, Little Red, Filter, Suicidal Tendencies, Eskimo Joe, Shihad, Gyroscope and many more…

The last 8 years running has seen Josh and his bands tour UK, USA, Europe & Asia, playing festivals alongside such acts as The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Ting Tings, Mika, James Blunt, Pete Doherty & Moby, as well as a memorable sets at iconic Los Angeles venues The Viper Room and The House of Blues.

Alongside this rather successful original music career, Josh Johnstone (aka Joppy) performs upwards of 250 cover gigs per year as either a soloist, in a duo or in a full band; these shows are often at corporate events, weddings, pubs, clubs, mine sites and various functions. You would be hard pressed to find a quality music venue around Australia that Josh has not performed at!

Head to www.joshjohnstone.com for sounds, photos, international tour dates, latest news and links to all social media pages.

Ho Hey – Lumineers

Riptide – Vance Joy

Hold Back The River – James Bay

Budapest – George Ezra

Blame it on me – George Ezra

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheran

Give Me Love – Ed Sheran

Latch – Sam Smith

Yellow – Coldplay

Let Her Go – Passenger

Stolen Dance – Milky Chance

My girl – The Temptations

I”m Yous – Jason Mraz

Pumped up Kicks – Foster The People

She will be Loved – Maroon 5

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Lonley Boy – Black Keys

Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner

Train – Drops of Jupiter

Steal my kisses – Ben Harper

Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

Wonderwall – Oasis

Don’t Look back in Anger – Oasis

Weather with you – Crowded House

Better be home soon – Crowded House

Fall at Your Feet – Crowded House

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Learning to Fly – Tom Petty

Wont Back Down – Tom Petty

Free falling – Tom Petty

Bad moon rising – Creedence Clearwater

Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater

Down on the Corner – Creedence Clearwater

Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater

Have you ever seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater

Good riddance – Greenday

When I come around – Greenday

April sun in Cuba – Dragon

Small Things – Blink 182

Dammit – Blink 182

Laid – James

Falsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

Surfin USA – Beach Boys

Billy Jean – Michael Jackson

Tomorrow – Silverchair

Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix

Tribute – Tenacious D

Gloria – Van Morrison

Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison

Message in a bottle – The Police

Cocaine – Eric Clapton

Creep – Radiohead

Betterman – Pearl Jam

Jeremy – Pearl Jam

Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters

Zombie – Cranberries

Whats Up – 4 Non Blondes

Blowing in the Wind – Bob Dylan

Country Road – John Denver

Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols

Santa Monica – Everclear

Call Me Al – Paul Simon

Tip of my tongue – Diesel

Land Down Under – Men at Work

Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – D.B.S.

End of the Line – Travelling Wilburys

Handle with Care – Travelling Wilburys

No Rain – Blind Melon

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Disarm – Smashing Pumpkins

Shimmer – Fuel

About a Girl – Nirvana

Wild Horses – Rolling Stones

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Cant Always get What You Want – Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

To her door – Paul Kelly

Dancing in The Dark – Bruce Sprinsteen

Im on Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Kiss – Prince

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Don’t Change – INXS

Faith – George Michael

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Under the bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

One – U2

With or without you – U2

Mr Jones – Counting Crows

Play that funky music – Wild Cherry

Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers

Listen to The Music – Doobie Brothers

Whole lotta love – Led Zeppelin

You really got Me – The Kinks

Shook me all night long – AC\DC

Sweet home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Mustang Sally – The Commitments

Song 2 – Blur

Stand by Me – John Lennon

Saw her standing there – Beatles

Come Together – Beatles

Ticket To Ride – The Beatles

Let it Be – Beatles

Knockin on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan

Stuck in the Middle – Steelers Wheel

Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes

I want to Break Free – Queen

The Gambler – Kenny Rodgers

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sunsets – Powderfinger

Take Your Mamma – Scissor Sisters

Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

If You Could Only See – Tonic

Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Tainted Love – Soft Cell / Living End

Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors

Throw Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors

I Was Made For Lovin You – KISS

Roadhouse Blues – The Doors

Break on Through – The Doors

Lightning Crashes – Live

Revolution – Tracey Chapman

Baby Can I hold you tonight – Tracey Chapman

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  • ** Please refer to testimonials for Josh's covers trio 'Jetpack' in 'Bands' section

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