John Brearton
 

MEDIA:

ATOMATRONIC
Demo recording. I engineered and mixed this in real time (No overdubs, no DAW tricks).
Feels Good Cell Phone

Streaming Videos from Expressions live "webcast" I remixed the audio in Garageband.
F-Invasion Not Sharp Strange

RED BEANS AND RICE (6-18-2006) fill in show - live board recording:
Treat Me

GUN AND DOLL SHOW:
Boys, Toughest Thing, Yes I know, New World Order, Guerilla Girl
STREAMING VIDEO: see below or:
Broadband
Not so broadband

KRONIC self-produced demo CD:
Invisible, Come Down, Seethe, Father, Kings

LIVE CULTURE self-produced 4 track demo:
Get 2 U, Stckshift, 441-8889, Groove Thang

 

Drumming Resume:

8 year old Johnny's favorite thing to do was to take his drum sticks, a little red wagon full of Tupperware, a record player and a 78rpm single of the Hawaii 5-0 theme song to his friend JJ's house where they would play along. After destroying a complete set of Tupperware and other houshold items, mom and dad decided it would be better to get the little angel a real kit. Years later he is still playing, only now he carts his drums in an Audi turbo wagon listens to an iPod.

Professional experience ranges from original recording and showcase projects to shameless dance bands. Projects included pop-funk-metal with Paradox, roots-rock in August Heat, groove-world-beat fun with Live Culture, dark alt-pop in The Believers and pop metal with Kronic. As a member of "Monterey's best cover band" The Cubes, featuring Tom Ayres (of Persephone's Bee's and Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints ), the band perfected the seamless rock-n-roll dynamic show set of non-stop dance music. He took the experience and formed his own cover band; The Joystix, aka The Free Radicals. S.F. Bay Area projecst included long stints with rockers Kronic and original funk band Atomatronic. John maintains a long-time ongoing position with San Francisco institution The Gun and Doll Show.

Current projects include a rocking Oktoberfest band Bayern Maiden. John also does fill-in shows with bands touching on many genres including, Money Band (#1 hits), Red Beans and Rice (southern Blues), Broadway Band (blues), Tony Miles Band (reggae), New Champions (funk/blue eyed soul), Stormin' Norman and The Cyclones (roots rock), Young Presidents (rock), Jive Hounds (funk) and Erotica (glam),

John is available for live shows, studio projects and lessons.

Equiment Roster:

Yamaha Absolute Custom in Honey Yellow
Beech Kick 22x18, Maple Kicks 18x14 and 20x16
Birch Snares 4x14 and 5x
13
Beech Toms 8, 10, 12, 13"
Maple Tom 14"
Birch Tom 15"
Beech Floor Toms 16 and 18"

Additional Snares:
YAMAHA: Dave Weckl 5x13" Dual Strainer.
TAMA: 3x13" Hand Hammered,
LUDWIG Rocker 3x13 maple

Zildjian Cymbals: A, Z, K custom and K. Constantinople.

Axis single and double bass drum pedals.

Electronics: Roland SPD-20 trigger pad, Aphex Impulse trigger to MIDI interface, Roland R8M Sound Module with 3 sound cards, Alesis D5, ddrum acoustic drum triggers, Yamaha mixer and effects, Audix, Shure, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica and Beyerdynamic microphones, lab.gruppen power, JBL SRX700 series loudspeakers.

 

PAST SHOWS WITH THE GUN AND DOLL SHOW :

SAT. MARCH 8th

Slim's, 333 11th St, San Francisco, CA, (415) 255-0333
ArnoCorps
http://www.arnocorps.com
http://www.myspace.com/arnocorps
Thor
http://www.thorcentral.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thorrockwarrior

Stone Vengeance
http://www.stonevengeance.com/
http://www.myspace.com/stonevengeancemusic

 

Tuesday November 27, 2007 - 8:00 PM
Venue Name: Bottom of the Hill
Address: 1233 17th st.
City: San Francisco
State: California
Country: US
Zip Code: 94104
Cost: $8
The Gun and Doll Show plays an extended set at one of
the best live rock clubs in town. Also the amazing Sun House and The

Yes Go's will be performing.

8:00pm Killian MacGeraghty 'Celebration' cd release.
8:30pm Sunhouse
9:30pm Gun and Doll Show
10:30pm The Yes Go's

 

Gun and Doll Show play Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco

November 27th, 2007

 

Saturday, July 14, 2007
Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th Street @ Missouri, San Francisco, CA
with Captured By Robots, Teddy Bear Orchestra and Kehoe Nation

Saturday, April 28, 2007
Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market near 15th SF CA 415.861.5016
with Red Elvises

Tuesday, February 13, 2007HEADLINER!
Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th Street @ Missouri, San Francisco, CA
with Jackscrew

Friday, February 23, 2007
Hotel Utah 400 4th st. at Bryant San Francisco
WITH:
50 Guitar Orchestra, Diamond Jim, Dream Boat where are you?, The Simple Things, Mother's Little Helper.

Saturday, Dec 30, 2006 HEADLINER!
Caspar Inn 14957 Caspar Rd. Caspar CA - Info 707-964-5565

Thursday, October 12, 2006
Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market near 15th SF CA 415.861.5016
With Pollux and Ed Wicks

Saturday, September 9, 2006 HEADLINER!
Fifth Annual Monterey Beer Festival Monterey Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
With Laura Price Blues Band and Nancy Boys

Saturday, August 12, 2006
Cafe Du Nord 2170 Market near 15th SF CA 415.861.5016
with Turn Me On Dead Man, The Super Dupers and Essence

Saturday, August 19, 2006 HEADLINER!
West End Celebration Sand City, CA
with Along Came Betty and Chicano Allstars

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market near 15th 415.861.5016
with Robber Barons and Charm School Dropouts

Thursday, Mar 2, 2006
SLIM'S 333 11th St at Folsom, San Francisco, CA (415) 255-0333
with20 Minute Loop, The Monolith, Rondo Brothers, Essence, Jim Greer, The Love X Nowhere, Roskoe, Hey! Brontosaurus, Carolyn Dowd, Jimmy Leslie and Erik Alan

Sunday February 12, 2006
El Rio 3158 Mission St @ Cesar Chavez 415-282-3325.
with: SID LUSCIOUS AND THE PANTS

Thursday, October 27, 2005 CO-HEADLINER!
DNA Lounge 375 Eleventh Street SF, CA, 415-626-1409
with Pillow Pusher Serendipity Project and Orixia

Friday, October 21, 2005
Oakland Metro 201 Broadway, Oakland CA, 510-763-1146
with Collision, Kitten on the Keys and The Devil-Ettes

Sunday, October 2, 2005 HEADLINER!
Castro Street Fair Castro Street at Market SF, CA
With Brad Wolfe And The Moon, Bento, Varla Jean Merman, Scissors For Lefty, Wood, The Viragos
Emcees Trauma Flintstone, Janet Fly and Putanesca

Saturday, October 1, 2005 The Canvas Gallery 1200 9th Ave (at Lincoln) SF, CA (415)504-0060
5-Year Anniversary Party and ISAW closing reception
with Stymie and the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra! and Urban Monks

Sunday, September 25, 2005 How Berkeley Can You Be? Festival
ALBINO! (heavy heavy afrobeat)
¡Lo Cura! (reggalicious flamenkito)
Inspector Double Negative & The Equal Positives (Modern Hop Indigi-Noise)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 Folsom Street Fair
Cuir Bleu, Deep Dickollective, Ethel Mermen Experience, Groin, Heklina & Sister Roma!, hey willpower, Inspect Her Gadget, Jeff Johnson, Jinx Titanic,Katastrophe, Lipstick Conspiracy, Liquid 360, Marshall O Boy & The Well Hungarians, Naked Highway, Peaches Christ, Pepperspray, Phil B., Putanesca, Rusty Hips, Shitting Glitter, Smash-Up Derby, The Derek and Romaine Show, The Floating Corpses, The Gender Thin Acid Angel, Trannyshack, Uphonic, Varla Jean Mermen, Veronica Klaus, Veronica Klaus, Win Marcinak

Saturday, August 13, 2005 SOLD OUT!
Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th Street @ Missouri, San Francisco, CA
with ArnoCorps Plus Compton SF

Friday, July 8, 2005
Underground SF 424 Haight Street at Webster, San Francisco, CA
WITH:PILLOW PUSHER

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Doll, Doll and Doll Show (us) but the XX chromisome version
Bottom of the Hill
WITH: Tribe 8 RYKARDA PARASOL INSPECT HER GADGET and Peach Fuzz (13 year olds!)

Saturday, June 4, 2005 HEADLINER!
Monterey Beer Festival Monterey Fairgrounds with Nancy Boys

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Elbo Room With: Spiritual Machine featuring members of Cake and Counting Crows.
Poster art by Joshua Ellingson

Friday, April 15, 2005
12 Galaxies With: 20 Minute Loop And This Union Standard

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
The Psychedelick Eye Cabaret at Polo’s Blue Cube
With: Boenobo Circus Freak Band, Tom Wolf, Le Bondage, Evita Loca, Miss Edie Modular, Shadow Circus Act, Mystic Marlow Stunt Sideshow, Eartha Klittt, Ruby Tuesday, Urban Pointe Evocation Fashion Show, Lost Sea Dreamers, Mel the Naked Dancer, Dalila Jasmin, Faux Pas &Erin, Naked Physicist Chuck, DJ Amy, CAI Poetry, Le Bondage, Chaotron Multimedia, DJ Geeno Beeno, One-Eye-Mike, Chrysalis Body Painting, Docter Popular, Joeseph Ledbetter, Michael, KC Jaing, Shadow Circus Puppetry. Not to be confused with the psychedelic eye cabaret.

Saturday, March 5th, 2005 SOLD OUT!
Bottom of the Hill S.F. With Polkacide And Rube Waddell Saturday, February 26, 2005 HEADLINER! (PICK OF THE WEEK)
IN LA....The Cat Club (next to the Whisky A Go Go) 8911 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Devil's Candy Nite With Lockestar
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THE GUN & DOLL SHOW CALIFORNIA TOUR ....
Winter 'Mini Tour' with THE HUMAN MARVELS With the legendary Human Marvels (featuring The Enigma). If you have ever been to The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow you know The Enigma: the guy covered head to toe in a blue puzzle tattoo topped off with genuine horn implants. The Enigma has appeared in the X-Files and Ripley's Believe It or Not. He and Katzen, with her full -body, tiger stripe tattoos and Teflon cat whisker implants make up the duo act, The Human Marvels. Past shows have included opening for Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie and performed at Ozzy Osbourne's birthday party.

December 8 - Blake's - 2367 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, California
With Guests craving change

December 10 - Bourbon Street - 2765 Clayton Road, Concord, California

December 11 - Rickshaw Stop - 155 Fell Street, S.F. A Great Live Rock venue! Plus Richard Bitch

December 12 - Zen Sushi - 2609 Hyperion Blvd, Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA

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November 9 - SF Sound taping - look for us on "San Francisco Sound" Comcast Cable in SF

November 6 HEADLINER! - Caspar Inn, Caspar California
-with ArnoCorpsOctober 24 HEADLINER! Cherry Bar, SF
-with lipstick conspiracy and craving change

October 7 - Rickshaw Stop, SF
-with Persephone's BeesSeptember 19 - Kelly's Mission Rock, San Francisco California

Hootenanny!
with DJ's Seven, Laird, M3, Smoove and Charlotte the Baroness .
Sean Lee's One Man Show, Runaway Truck Tramps, Critter on the Keys and Mr. Tinkler, with Special Guest Rodney Austin
Bands:
The Whoreshoes
Rockstar Roulette by BLAMO!
The Yard Dogs Road Show with Bootleg Campfire Songs
Dust Devil DJ Mr. Phoenix
Daisy Duke Go-Go Dancers
Masters of Ceremonies: Flash and Leighton

August 22 - Cherry Bar, SF
-with Indie Rockers, Piss and Vinegar and Post Punkers, Blatant, The Wussies

August 12 - Channel 27
-Cutting Edge TV performances of Guerilla Girl and Certain Wiggle

July 19 - Cafe du Nord, Best Showcase for the live music in San Francisco
-with ROYALTY and PILLOW PUSHER

June 20 HEADLINER! - MIGHTY!, SF
BURNING SENSATION! Headless Point Benefit. If you love Burning Man - This was your show!

May 30th at Studio Z (314 11th St.@ Folsom Indie Rock and Art in SOMA). Vau de Vire Society, Sunday School also features Angelo Moore, the leader of the famed FISHBONE, plus Loop!station, Kid Beyond, Raw B and Stink 69.

May 15 RED DEVIL LOUNGE 1696 Polk Street, San Francisco
With Wilson Gil and The Willful Sinners and Thin Acid Angel

April 17 - Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri) San Francisco, CA 94107
Info line: 415-621-4455 Chosen by Rolling Stone magazine (RS 813) as "the best place to hear live music in San Francisco,"
With The Phenomenauts, Rock and Roll Adventure Kids, International Maggot Theater

April 8 - Hard Rock Cafe, SF
-with Hellfire Choir, Point 3, Parkside Drive

March - Starry Plough, Live Music Restaurant and Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, California
-with The Lemon Limelights