DTJ@Welsh Cider and Perry Festival

What a fab day at the Welsh Cider and Perry Festival, Caldicot Castle, yesterday. It was our pleasure to play to such a chilled and happy crowd, made even better with the arrival of the sun. Thank you to Paul for asking us to play and to all the helpers and organisers of this fantastic event - especially the sound crew who were spot on. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DTJ @ Glanusk Estate Garden Show

What a great day at the Glanusk Estate Garden Show. It was a pleasure to busk during the day in this wonderful setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ The Globe, Alvington

A big thanks to Gary and all the staff at the great venue that is The Globe in Alvington for inviting us to play and for making us feel so welcome. It was a great pleasure to do this for everyone who as there - we hope you enjoyed the evening and the music. If you missed it, Don't Tell Johnny will be playing next at the Welsh Cider and Perry Festival on the afternoon of May 26th at Caldicot Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ The Three Tuns

What a great afternoon/evening yesterday in The Three Tuns, Chepstow. We really enjoyed playing for you and thank you to everyone who came along to make it the party it was! Thanks to our guest artists (Jim McTaggart, Louise Armstrong and Simon Cottle, Dave Lowndes and Lucian Campbell-Kemp) for some fantastic music. Thanks also to Giles and Lisa and all the staff at The Three Tuns for inviting us to play and for keeping the refreshments flowing during the afternoon! Finally, a special mention and thanks to Phil Swire, Chepstow's foremost sound engineer, for doing the sound for us in a packed pub and at such short notice. We hope you enjoyed the music and fun! If you missed it, you can catch Don't Tell Johnny next at the The Globe in Alvington on April 28th.

DTJ @ The Village Inn, Sebury

A big thanks to Zoe Evans and all the staff at The Village Inn in Sedbury for inviting us to play on 20th February. We enjoyed playing some of our more up-beat covers to help Saturday night go with a swing!

DTJ @ The Three Tuns

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Don't Tell Johnny Christmas Special on Sunday 17th December, 2017. We hope you enjoyed the music as much as we enjoyed playing for you and we hope it helped you get into the Christmas spirit. Well done to Jim, Julie, Pete and Janette for their superb festive fancy dress outfits - well deserved prize winners! Thank you again to Jim for his superb Christmas set during the break. Finally, thank you Giles and Lisa and all the staff at The Three Tuns for inviting us to play at this great music pub -its always our pleasure. Plenty more coming up at the Tuns during the festive season - Johnny plays the Jam is one not to be missed on Thursday! Merry Christmas to all from Dont Tell Johnny!

DTJ @ Chepstow Beer Festival

What a great evening at the Chepstow Beer Festival in the Drill Hall with some fantastic beers and a great crowd. Thank you to Glen Eliis for inviring us to play and for everyone who was there enjoying the beer and the music. It was great to have former band member Nerijus back in the line-up for this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ on Triangle Radio

A big thanks to Chris Arscott for his feature on Dont Tell Johnny on his Folk and Acoustic show on traingle radio (www.triangleradio.co.uk) this week and for playing three of our songs (Alliston Road, Severn Princess and Caitlin's Daughter) and including an interview with the band following the Forest Folk Club gig. Much appreciated Chris! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ Forest Folk Club

A big thanks to Jan O'Neill for inviting us to play at the Forest Folk Club last night - we really enjoyed the evening and we hope that everyone who came along did as well. Thanks to Chris Arscott from Triangle Radio for hosting the event and for all his encouragement. The Forest Folk Club is well worth a visit for those looking for a great musical evening in a really friendly atmosphere. 

DTJ @ Chepstow Riverside Bandstand 2017

A big thanks to all those who came to see us play at the Chepstow Riverside Bandstand yesterday. Not put off by the weather forcast, it was a great afternoon until the inevitable downpour arrived. But even then it was really nice to see how many people took shelter (particularly under the willow tree) and stayed on to the end. Your support and enthusisam is greatly appreciated! We hope you had a good time. Thanks to Ned for inviting us to play.

DTJ @ The Malt House, Seaton

Another fantastic Cider and Beer Festival at the Malt House in Seaton. It was great to be there again and play at this fantastic seaside pub as part of their annual Cider and Beer Festival. Thanks to Tanya and Dave for inviting us and everyone who was there to see us play.

Farewell Nerijus!

It is with great sadness that Dont Tell Johnny say farewell to Nerijus, who has been with the band for about two years. His highly accomplished guitar and bass playing has enhanced the sound of Dont Tell Johnny significantly and he will be sorely missed. Nerijus and his wife (Zivile) are moving to another country for new adventures and fun. We wish them well, but also secretly wish they return to the UK one day to play with us once more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ Chepstow Arts Trail

It was great fun to play a set at the Chepstow Holistic Centre today as part of the Chepstow Arts Trail. The setting was really chilled out - thank you to everyone who was there to see us play.

DTJ @ Mitcheldean Folk Festival

It was a real pleasure to perform some songs from our Album 'Better Late Than Never' in the really impressive Mitcheldean Parish Church. The acoustics were great - a big thanks to everyone who was there to hear us play - we hoped you enjoyed the set as much as we did. 

 

 

DTJ Support Iron and Oak Album Release

It was a pleasure for us to be asked to support Iron and Oak with their Album release 'Detour' at the Chepstow Castle Inn. The album was produced by Paul Hobday, Scabby Raod studios, who also produced 'Better Late Than Never' by DTJ. It was a really great evening, thanks to everyone who supported the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ Shirefest

A great afternoon at Shirefest yesterday. Well done to Garry Davies and the team for organising such a fantastic music event. Also, well done 'Cider' Dave Lowndes, our stand-in guitarist while Johnny was on a sponsored charity walk. Thanks to everyone who was there for the set, your support is always appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ Dolbryn Folk Festival

What a fantastic weekend at Dolbryn Folk Festival! It was lovely to meet so many friendly people - we had a great time on both the Saturday and the Friday Open Mic Session and were made to feel really welcome. Big thanks to Jen Leigh and everyone at Dolbryn Campsite for organising on behalf of a great cause and to everyone who was there to see us play.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DTJ @ The Three Tuns

Another great night in The Three Tuns. Big thanks to everyone who came along, especially those who came sporting a hat for the Easter Bonnet competiton! Congratulations to Janette and Julie - the competiton winners. Big thatnks to Giles and Lisa and all the staff at the Tuns and to Phil and Steve for doing the sound.

DTJ New Year Eve @ The Queens Head

Great night last night at The Queen's Head pub. Thanks to everyone who was there to join in the party and especially to Glen Ellis for inviting us to play. OK, admittedly not completely unplugged, but no overwhelming PA either. A good lesson for us in how little equipment you actually need to create a decent sound! It was our pleasure to play for you. Picture courtesy David Eisenhofer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ Christmas Party @ The Three Tuns

Last night was a blast. Great to see so many people getting into the Christmas spirit. Thank you to Giles and Lisa for hosting the event and for providing the complementary prosecco for the Christmas party goers. As always, it was our absolute pleasure to play for you. Merry Christmas to all from Don't Tell Johnny. x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ The Chepstow Castle Inn

A massive thank you to everyone who came along last night to help us celebrate our 5th birthday. Your continued support and enthusiasm for our music keeps us inspired and motivated - it was our pleasure to play for you as always - we hope you enjoyed the evening. Thanks to Shaun Matthews for inviting us to play in the place where it all started for us back in 2011, The Chepstow Castle Inn, and to Julie MacTaggart for capturing a moment on camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 


DTJ reach Semi Final of 2016 UK Songwriting Competition

We are pleased to announce that our song 'Play On Mr Hartley' from the Album 'Better Late Than Never' reached the Semi-Final Stage of the 2016 UK Songwriting Competition (Acoustic Folk Category). 

Wallace Hartley was appointed leader of the band on the Titanic for its maiden voyage. He died on April 14th 1912, aged 33, along with 1502 others. As the great boat began to sink, rather than save themselves, Hartley and his seven band mates chose to continue playing in an attempt to instil a sense of calm on board. Reportedly, the last song they played was ‘Nearer my God to Thee’. Only brave and truly inspirational men would do this. None of the band survived. Play on, Mr Hartley.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ The Three Tuns

A big thank you to everyone who came to our gig in The Three Tuns yesterday afternoon. It was really nice to see so many people there, despite the fact that the weather is now starting to draw in and it was getting a bit chilly! It seemed like dancing was the only solution to keeping warm. It was a pleasure to play for you.Thank you to Giles Darby and Lisa Beckenham for inviting us to play and to all the bar staff for their helpful support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ meets up with Boo

Great to meet up with Boo Heweredine, a good friend of the band, and watch him play at the Purbeck Folk Festival this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTJ @ The Malt House, Seaton

It was great to return to The Malt House in Seaton this weekend to play at their annual beer and cider festival. Thank you to everyone who came along, and to our hosts Tanya and Dave. It was a real pleasure to play for you, and jam/party at the end with our good friends from My Tin Monkey.