11 episodes

Johnny Monaco is an entertainer, guitar player, singer, songwriter, producer, jester & sometimes necromancer from Chicago, IL. After graduating from Harper College Johnny moved to Hollywood, Ca. where he attended & graduated from Musicians Institute. Shortly after Johnny was asked to join pop rockers Enuff Z'nuff as lead guitarist and eventually lead singer for the band. For the next twelve years Johnny toured extensively throughout the US, Europe & Japan.

After leaving this twelve year stint with Enuff Z'nuff in 2008 Johnny continues to front his own pop band and released his debut solo CD, Overrated. Edgy, sharp-witted power pop for the 21st century with a flair for sugary choruses & the ultra catchy melody.

When he's not out performing live you'll find Johnny Monaco holed up in his Chicago home studio crafting the perfect pop/rock gems that combine elements of British Invasion song craft with today's latest studio trickery. Johnny's nonconformist approach to life & music has a familiarity to it, yet is all together his own. Songs of love, life, lust, boredom & suburbia sit side by side with songs of distant planet aliens & dream demons.

Johnny has also been very successful in the creative world of the pop-jingle business and has written & performed on several TV & Radio tracks with production team Genuine Music. Clients include: Coors, Budweiser, Michelob, L&M, Pall Mall, KFC, Ivory, Army, Jeep, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Nintendo, Goodwill & Maytag. In addition Johnny has appeared in several print publications including Guitar World, Guitar Player, Young Guitar, Burrn!, Metal Edge, Classic Rock, Spin & Rolling Stone Magazine.

In summer of 2013 Johnny teamed up with former band mates Enuff Z'nuff for their 28 city 80's Invasion Tour & UK Winter Tour beginning in Wales at the Hard Rock Hell VII festival. Johnny continued to front the band throughout multiple line up changes until his departure in 2016.

In winter of 2016 Johnny was invited to instruct aboard the very first all guitar dominated teaching cruise, Axes & Anchors, along with guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman & more.

Today Johnny has launched his very first podcast It's Not Me, It's Absolutely You! and continues to perform regularly throughout Chicago & the Midwest. Johnny is also a talent with international, globe leading, interactive songwriting team SongDivision. Clients include: Virgin, Microsoft, American Express, Campbell’s, Johnson & Johnson, Coca Cola, L'Oréal, Bayer, Marie Claire, The Salvation Army, Virgin Mobile, Novo Nordisk, Condé Nast, P&G, TD Bank, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gilead Sciences, Aesynt, Quicken Loans, Commonwealth Financial, LAUNCH, Omnicom, Cardinal Health, MWI Animal Health, Total Wine, Abbott, FLIRT & Swift.

Johnny continues touring and is accepting offers for new opportunities in music, TV & film. In Johnny's musical world, any subject is fair game and he delivers with a style & swagger that is hard to resist.

It's Not Me It's Absolutely You! Johnny Monaco

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Johnny Monaco is an entertainer, guitar player, singer, songwriter, producer, jester & sometimes necromancer from Chicago, IL. After graduating from Harper College Johnny moved to Hollywood, Ca. where he attended & graduated from Musicians Institute. Shortly after Johnny was asked to join pop rockers Enuff Z'nuff as lead guitarist and eventually lead singer for the band. For the next twelve years Johnny toured extensively throughout the US, Europe & Japan.

After leaving this twelve year stint with Enuff Z'nuff in 2008 Johnny continues to front his own pop band and released his debut solo CD, Overrated. Edgy, sharp-witted power pop for the 21st century with a flair for sugary choruses & the ultra catchy melody.

When he's not out performing live you'll find Johnny Monaco holed up in his Chicago home studio crafting the perfect pop/rock gems that combine elements of British Invasion song craft with today's latest studio trickery. Johnny's nonconformist approach to life & music has a familiarity to it, yet is all together his own. Songs of love, life, lust, boredom & suburbia sit side by side with songs of distant planet aliens & dream demons.

Johnny has also been very successful in the creative world of the pop-jingle business and has written & performed on several TV & Radio tracks with production team Genuine Music. Clients include: Coors, Budweiser, Michelob, L&M, Pall Mall, KFC, Ivory, Army, Jeep, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, Nintendo, Goodwill & Maytag. In addition Johnny has appeared in several print publications including Guitar World, Guitar Player, Young Guitar, Burrn!, Metal Edge, Classic Rock, Spin & Rolling Stone Magazine.

In summer of 2013 Johnny teamed up with former band mates Enuff Z'nuff for their 28 city 80's Invasion Tour & UK Winter Tour beginning in Wales at the Hard Rock Hell VII festival. Johnny continued to front the band throughout multiple line up changes until his departure in 2016.

In winter of 2016 Johnny was invited to instruct aboard the very first all guitar dominated teaching cruise, Axes & Anchors, along with guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman & more.

Today Johnny has launched his very first podcast It's Not Me, It's Absolutely You! and continues to perform regularly throughout Chicago & the Midwest. Johnny is also a talent with international, globe leading, interactive songwriting team SongDivision. Clients include: Virgin, Microsoft, American Express, Campbell’s, Johnson & Johnson, Coca Cola, L'Oréal, Bayer, Marie Claire, The Salvation Army, Virgin Mobile, Novo Nordisk, Condé Nast, P&G, TD Bank, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gilead Sciences, Aesynt, Quicken Loans, Commonwealth Financial, LAUNCH, Omnicom, Cardinal Health, MWI Animal Health, Total Wine, Abbott, FLIRT & Swift.

Johnny continues touring and is accepting offers for new opportunities in music, TV & film. In Johnny's musical world, any subject is fair game and he delivers with a style & swagger that is hard to resist.

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Califas Tejano ,

Monaco makes me laugh and rock out

Monaco-Keep up the fine work. The production alone is worth the price of admission. Between the songs played, the effects and the opinion of Monaco, this Podcast is Headlining Stadiums all over N. America and The World.
Keep up the fine work, amigo!
Happy 2018

Jaybo75543 ,

Funny!

Love this show. Great stories and says exactly what I'm thinking a lot of the time but he makes it funny. Killer musician to boot

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