Bio: Johnny Klonaris
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Johnny Klonaris is a software engineer who does music.
Or is it the other way around? Nah.
For now, let's just stick to the facts:
Well - so much for being sticky. Musically - ah, I'm going to switch to the
first person here - I'm writing this, it's not like my promotional department
is churning out this stuff - anyway...
- Born: 1956
- Raised: Belleville, Michigan, USA
- Educated: BSE, Universe City of Michigan, Eng '78
- Deep psychological problems: None
Where was I? Ah yes: Musically, my background starts with
clarinet in the school band in fourth grade. A year later I got a guitar
which I fiddled with for a while (later I used a pick [sorry]) occasionally playing
pop tunes with my buddy Dan who played flute - and still does.
In junior high I switched to oboe which I stayed with into college, with a
couple of diversions into french horn and cymbals (yup). Around high school,
my buddy Dan and I started improvising and writing our own songs (gasp).
This got to be great fun and with our other buddy John, we produced a
90 minute "double-album" of original tunes in 1976 (and no, you can't have a copy).
After I moved to California to start my duties as a newly commissioned
lieutenant in the world's greatest air force; John, Dan and I started
trading tapes and started work on an album that never quite got done.
However, I did start on a course of converting cold, hard, American cash
into musical toys.
After my four year stint with the USAF, I got myself a job with a company that
keeps me busy but also pays me some of that cash.
A couple of years in a band with engineers is an interesting experience and
a good way to turn cold, hard cash into ice cold beer as well as a few toys, I mean
At this point I've got a nice enough studio built up so
that I can produce music that is mostly limited by, well, me. This is good.
Unfinished Dreams is the most recent result of all this musical activity.
While I'm not marketing it in any usual sense of the word, I am hoping
to get web-connected and maybe find a few folks who like it. I'm also
hoping to eventually turn out three more albums in the next few years,
but this remains to be seen.
letters can't but help.
Updated: April 22, 2007
© 1996 Johnny Klonaris
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