Showcase: Johnny Labelle (GR)

  • 25/06 19:18 - 19:36

Showcase: Johnny Labelle (GR)

Johnny Labelle is a singer/songwriter and producer born and based in Athens, Greece. His tunes are dark, inward-looking and varying from styles like ambient pop to post-punk, are completed by his lyrical baritone singing.

His debut LP “Cold Fruit”, released independently in 2019 and co-produced with filmmaker Aaron Khandros, featured cross-disciplines collaborations – Berlin-based pop artist Magic Island, poet Rae Armantrout, filmmakers Martha Colburn, Zachary Epcar, and Karissa Hahn.

A year later, Johnny Labelle returned with his second album “XVIII” from Inner Ear records, completed together with producer Vasilis Dokakis. The result of this collaboration is an alloy of electronic pop and ambient with dark elements, based on lethargic synthesizers, cinematic strings and Labelle’s crooning vocals that give a familiar, and at the same time uncanny sense of pop standards of a previous century. 

Over the past two years he has shared the bill with Minami Deutsch, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Magic Island and Discovery Zone and has performed in Greece and Europe.