The Johnny Artis Band is well known in the Mid Atlantic region for their fun loving brand of R&B and Rock & Roll. They have been entertaining audiences with their current lineup for years, showing the professionalism and expertise that only comes from the experience of working together to provide the best entertainment possible. Johnny brings everything together with his engaging stage presence, establishing a comfortable rapport with any audience, and keeping them entertained without exception.
Johnny Artis was born and raised in Caroline County, Virginia. It was here he was first introduced to the sounds of gospel music that rang strong in his family. At the age of 10, he moved to his present home of Alexandria, VA. Johnny worked as a chef who received rave reviews and who excelled in the restaurant business until the age of 28. It was after the death of his mother that he decided to lay down his apron and devote himself to his (and his mother's) first love, performing. He formed a band known as Johnny Tenspot and Loose Change, and it was here that Johnny honed the skills that would serve him as a performer. Over the years, Johnny Tenspot and Loose Change evolved into The Johnny Artis Band, and in the process created a name and reputation for good music and a great show. Johnny has overcome many obstacles in his life and it seems to have given him the ability to take a song and fill it with emotion, putting it in the audience's heart and making them feel it from head to toe.
With the upcoming release of his new CD "Live Versatility" coming on the heels of his successful release "3 Down Now", and more projects waiting in the wings, Johnny's talents seem to have no limits. The Johnny Artis Band continues to produce Classic Rock and Roll and High Energy Rhythm and Blues thanks in no small part to its cast of talented members, including Jeff Bean (Keyboards), Lee Dodson (Bass), Charles Wright (Guitars), Frankie Addison (Sax), Sean Peck (Drums), and, of course, Johnny himself (Owner,CFO and Lead Vocalist). These professionals definitely provide a musical combination of electrifying chemistry that produces an intense ride that no one should miss.