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Johnny Devoid

Johnny Devoid

Rock / Blues / Americana Downingtown, PA  US


  • 2014

    Jul 26

    Douglassville, PA, US | 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Jun 21

    Phoenixville, PA, US | 9:00pm

    The National Bird returns to the Pickering Creek Inn for the first time in a year, after the onstage incident that caught the attention of the entire rock and roll world. We can't go into it here, but suffice to say that if you want to see some serious excitement, you don't want to miss this show. The National Bird is the most exciting, most energetic, most incendiary band in the tri-state area around Philadelphia, and their shows are epic.

  • 2014

    Feb 28

    Spring City, PA, US | 8:00pm


  • 2014

    Jan 17

    Ardmore, PA, US | 8:00pm

    The National Bird rocks the Main Line! Are you ready ARDMORE?!? We are really psyched to be playing the famous Rusty Nail, following a set by Guy Campo and the Contusions! $5 cover for two bands! TNB will likely hit the stage at 10:45, but arrive in time to catch the whole enchilada! See ya!

  • 2013

    Nov 23

    Philadelphia, PA, US | 8:00pm

    The National Bird will rock Fergie's Pub once again, and once again, Jack Roses will be supporting.


  • 1979


Sounds Like: Mick Avery, Ringo Starr

Manager: Denise Montgomery

Bio: Johnny Devoid was most recently the drummer for Philadelphia area band The National Bird from 2009 to 2014. With a move to Cape Cod coming in Winter 2014, Johnny is seeking a band on the Cape. Johnny has been performing publicly since 1977, when he debuted with '70s heavy rock monsters, the Elect...See Full Bio

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Q: Hello Mr. Johnny.....Could you name a few great drummers that you have heard since you were young? Thanks Mr. Johnny...Mr. Paul

A: Why certainly, Sparky! I will obviously start with the drummer who got almost all of us started: Ringo Starr. Listen to "Long Tall Sally", "Tell Me Why", and "Please Please Me". Keith Moon, of course, but I never got to see him live. Buddy Rich... Check out some YouTubes of him. Chick Webb - died too young, but changed the way that drummers worked in combos and the big be-bop orchestras. Gene Krupa - he invented modern drumming and the modern drum kit. Charlie Watts is a master. The drum intro to "Honky Tonk Women" remains the greatest recorded drum sound of all time. Mitch Mitchell was great. Levon Helm was unique and essentially invented a new way of looking at what a rock drummer was. Michael Shrieve (Santana), who was just 17 when he played that famous drum solo at Woodstock. Danny Seraphine of Chicago. Just listen to Chicago Transit Authority. Spectacular drumming on that album. My own playing is closest to Mick Avery of the Kinks. There are so many great ones, from all different types of music. I can go see local unknown jazz combos and they'll always have guys who are incredibly good. The drummer for Jamie Cullum back in 2004 was terrific. I could probably come up with more, but those are the guys who top my list. I hope I answered your question, young feller. Mr. Paul? Are you Henry Paul of The Outlaws? Love, Johnny.

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