Johnnie Ferro is a singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter with over 20 years of experience in a variety of genres, including alternative, hard rock, blues, country and rap. Originally hailing from Western New York, Ferro honed his talents playing in local groups such as Toy Box Heroes, Reverse Vector and The Phoenix Resistance. After finding success in the Buffalo music scene, he made his way west and began collaborating with various artists. Since his arrival in Los Angeles, Ferro has played and worked with a variety of bands and artists, including Deedee O’Malley & Size 7 Hat, Jeannie Deva (celebrity vocal coach, performer, and founder of The Deva Method), Manny Charlton (Nazareth, Manny Charlton Band), Billy Sherwood (Yes, Citizen), and more.
2012 was a big year for Ferro, as he released his first solo album, “Cockeyed Optimism”, in June of that year. He also sang lead vocals on the remake of the Nazareth hit “Hair of the Dog” with original Nazareth guitarist and producer Manny Charlton. The session also featured Walfredo Reyes (Chicago, Lindsey Buckingham) on drums and percussion, and Tim Bogart (Vanilla Fudge) on bass. Later that year, he was named as one of 2012’s Hot Unsigned Live Acts by Music Connection Magazine.
In 2013, Johnnie founded alt rock band No Convention and they released their 1st EP, “Yours To See”. They released a follow up single called “121 Days”, co-produced by Billy Sherwood, the following year. Most recently, No Convention released their first full-length album, “Welcome To Hollywood”, which Johnnie engineered, edited, mixed, and mastered along-side Hollywood producer and musician Hauk Heimdallsman (Hauk, Black Hat Society).
Johnnie currently resides in the San Fernando Valley, where he also has his studio. Aside from taking on clients for both studio services and live sound, he is also in the process of planning a national tour for No Convention, tentatively scheduled for the Fall of 2016.