As a bassist, songwriter and arranger, Johnee truly lives for the music. He has spent over 25 years developing his trademark style while recording and touring with national original acts 1000 Pleasures (a 1994 MN Music Academy Rock Album of the Year nominee), Rainmaker and Sugarslide. Having spent many weeks on the CMJ (College Music Journal) national radio charts (including impressive worldwide independent album sales and a string of Top 10 internet MP3 downloads) qualifies him as no stranger to the music industry. Johnee spent his younger years cutting his "musical teeth" playing live shows around his hometown of Minneapolis, MN as well as at world famous clubs on the Sunset Strip such as the Whiskey-a-go-go and the Roxy Music Theater while living out his dreams in Hollywood, CA. Influenced By classic melodic progressive rock acts like Journey, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Rush and yet an avid follower in the turning of the musical tides of modern music have helped Johnee develop and deliver the means to give the perfect shape and color to his unique style of writing and live performance.