Gunn Productions started out as a class project for my son Jonathan, who was then a junior in high school. We do music production for both stage and studio. We can turn your idea for a party, festival, concert, CD or DVD, into a reality. Any size stage to lights and sound we can do it all.
We have done shows for Arlen Ness including his Grand Opening. A two day event with a small stage outdoors for local bands and a grand stage indoors for Eddie Money and The Royal Doggs. We booked all the entertainment as well. Portions of this show were used in the Discovery Channel's feature on Arlen including some of the soundtrack
recorded by Gunn Productions' own Jonathan "Young Gunn".
The following summer, in ' 04, we produced the Thunder From Down Under also for Arlen Ness. This show was for 300 bikers from Australia (plus several hundred of our locals) coming to tour the states on their bikes. For this show we booked Bad Motor Scooter himself Ronnie Montrose, as well as the stage and sound. We did San Leandro's Sausage & Suds Festival two years in a row. We brought in Cold Blood and Tommy Castro, among others, plus members of Santana, and Malo for those shows.
We also do charity events and fund raisers like the Save the Music Festival in Redwood City, also two years in a row and Caring for Kids, the NFL Alumni's organization. We have done several shows lately for our dear friend, Marjorie “Just Me” Saraiva and her charity, Spinabifida Organization. In '05 Johnny Gunn co-produced country artist, Tim Murphy's CD "Ain't No Shame" as well as wrote a couple of songs including the title track. This was released on Big 7 Records ( www.big7records.com ) and has had two singles thus far, Wild Wild West and All The Silence I Can Stand. The third single, Burn Me Down, and DVD was also released in Nashville. Tim was named New Country Artist of the Year in '06 by New Music Weekly due to the success of the first two singles. Also in '05 Johnny Gunn had a song, co-written with Ira Walker, titled “Let's Give Love A Try” on Tommy Castro's CD Soul Shaker. This was released on Blind Pig Records and the song was nominated for a Grammy.
Johnny’s band The Royal Doggs, backed up Eddie Money on his '06 release, Wanna Go Back. They also did all the background vocals on this record which was released on Big Deal Productions. The first single, You Don't Know Me, hit radio and hit XM and Sirius radio.
Later in “06, Johnny Gunn produced a single for a real California Cowboy named Jim Brown. The song is called Street People and was released in conjunction with a concert benefiting the homeless in Southern California. We were asked to handle this stage production too.
Our good friend, Ira Walker and Johnny Gunn co-produced a rockabilly kinda guy named Kurt Crasper in late ‘06. His CD was released in early ’07 and was also nominated for a Grammy.
In December of ‘08 we were asked to help produce a show for Mike Ditka’s charity, Grid Iron Greats. The show took place in Scottsdale, AZ the day before the Super Bowl. For that show we had the Royal Doggs back up our host, Cowboy Troy, Joe Nichol, Pat Travers, Eric Martin, Jani Lane, Nils Lofgren and headliner Mr. Bad Company himself, Paul Rogers. That was a real honor playing with such renowned artists not to mention one of Johnny’s true inspirations. Johnny left Arizona on Super Bowl Sunday and landed in Nashville where he immediately began working on preproduction with co-producers Tommy Wurth and John Ford Coley on songs for Eddie Money’s next release. That was another inspiring venture that in three days produced 4 songs, 3 featuring Country Hall of Famer, Vince Gill. From basics to mastering our Nashville crew worked like the Industry’s Top Dawgs that they are and gave Eddie a whole new sound we were looking to achieve. Be on the look out for a soon to be released single as a result of those sessions.
Gunn Productions recently opened a new private recording studio called The Ammo Room, located near the 580/680 crossroads. We offer old school warmth (analog and tubes) with today’s digital technology (Pro-tools). We are currently booking sessions by appointment only for bands or independent artists, voice-overs, songwriter workshops as well as guitar and singing lessons. For further info please call (510) 463-GUNN or email us at email@example.com
Johnny got into something a little different not long ago. That is, co-producing a TV show for local KOFY TV with a viewer ship of 2.6 million plus strong. The show was called Live @ The Burro and aired every Saturday night at 11:00. We showcased Classic Rock Icons of the 60’s-90’s that got their start right here in the Bay Area. We featured Eddie Money, TESLA, Cold Blood, Tower of Power, MALO and others. We also did a Local Band Spotlight as part of the show where we gave up and comers a few minutes to hype their music and shows.
Laura B, internet radio personality at www.hotmix106.com and Johnny had an internet show called The Hot Spot where we devoted some time to up and coming bands, singers/songwriters and comedians.
We've been doing this a while now and have put together a team of Professionals that, with the completion of the new studio, are ready to help launch the careers of some of that large pool of new, young talent out there as well those just itchin to get some songs recorded. We have partnered up with several recording studios and engineers in the Bay Area and Nashville so that we can keep a steady flow of projects going all at once. We can help you produce your video for your press kit, youtube or website. You see, we have a network of seasoned pros at your disposal! We can also help develop your crew so that your live show comes off as pro as should be! Give us a call, set up an appointment so we can get started on your project right away. Don’t wait for it to happen, MAKE IT MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Always in Alliance,
Johnny Gunn & all in the Gunn Productions Family