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A published author, artist and trained baptist minister, Damien Johnson is a born storyteller. His eclectic tapestry of experiences and creative pursuits enrich his music with both a wide and deep array of colours that flow within an artistic exploration of what it means to feel, hurt, and take chances.
Originally from Armidale, NSW, Damien now calls the Queensland town of Ipswich home. He is a regular feature in the local South East Queensland music scene, notably supporting Daryl Braithwaite at Toowoomba's Flower, Food and Wine Festival and regularly securing a slot in the city's Streets and Lanes, and Brewoomba Festivals.
After releasing his debut album Parked in May 2019, a collection of tracks bursting with nostalgic rock rhythms and bluesy bass lines, Damien has received national community radio play for his single 'Hot Days'.
A follow up album is already in the production lines, which will feature a greater array of looping and acoustic instruments. The new project titled, ‘Passive Aggression’, is due to be released early in 2020.
The first two singles from the album, ‘Nobody Else But You’, and, ‘Love myself’ have both charted on Triple J Unearthed, reaching number 12 and 9 respectively.