Biography of Antony And The Johnsons

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Biography of Antony And The Johnsons

ABiography ofntony And The Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons – an alliance of The Johnsons Antony Hegarty and vocalist. His unique personality, on the one hand, it has eclipsed all other project participants, on the other hand, provided a team of well known, and his music – a unique sound. Anthony was born in England, but before he was ten years old, his family managed to move first in Holland and then in the United States and settled in California. On the eleventh day of birth, Anthony was presented with his first synthesizer. Music is so fascinated by the boy that he managed to perform in the school choir and a few rock bands. Then he began to learn the basics of Performing Arts at the University and is a student began to participate in the performances. In 1995 he became acquainted with the band The Johnsons. Since 1998 they have to constantly work together under the guise of Antony and the Johnsons. The first album of this association was Blue Angel, which was never officially released. In 1999, Antony and the Johnsons gave several performances with the band Current 93. David Tibet, the only permanent member Current 93, was delighted with the Blue Angel and suggested that Anthony and his band to release a single together with his team. The proposal was accepted, and artists from afar single Cripple and the Starfish.

Later in 1999, under the leadership of David, Antony and the Johnsons started recording his own debut album, which was released in the spring of 2000 under the name of the group. The album turned out pretty dark, which was worth one song Hitler in my Heart. Another song, Rapture, was included in the soundtrack to Steve Buscemi Animal Factory (Zverofabrika). Later, Anthony was asked to perform this song in front of prisoners. After the release of EP I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy, the group Antony and the Johnsons retired for two years in the studio working on new material from time to time interrupted concerts. In 2003 they produced another joint release with Current 93, Live at St. Olave's. On the disc, the staff presented two new songs, just a short You Stand Above Me, and the beautiful The Lake, based on poems written by Edgar Allan Poe. In 2003, Antony and the Johnsons signed a contract with American label Secretly Canadian. The company has released a new version of their debut album to album was available to a wider audience.

In 2004, the same label has carried out the next release of EP Team, The Lake, which was presented to three songs. Suddenly, a positive attitude lyrics The Horror Has Gone, apparently, testified about the end of a long depression, the group leader, Anthony. In February 2005, Antony and the Johnsons have filled up his discography second full-length album, I Am A Bird Now. In work on the disc was attended by several renowned artists, including Lou Reed and Boy George. The album was very warmly received in Britain and brought the group premium Mercury Music Prize. After a rather long pause, the team resumed an active studio and concert life. In 2008 he released a mini album Another World, consisting of five songs. It was designed to help students pass the time waiting for full-size plate. It was released in early 2009 under the title The Crying Light. Once again, the focus was the figure of Anthony, who continued to amaze his extraordinary vocals and sincerity. The next studio work, Anthony, called Swanlights, the fans did not have long to wait: it was released in 2010, and in addition, the band released the same book with illustrations, which, together with the compositions Swanlights produces such an amazing effect. Undoubtedly, the LP will satisfy old fans and the team, and those who are only going to get acquainted with the works of Antony And The Johnsons.