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Andrew and Jesse performed an acoustic set at The Metropolitan Hotel, showcasing some our The Deer Johns’ original songs and one cover, to an enthusiastic response. Stay tuned for more Bareness.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome to the Deer Johns brotherhood David “Ash” Ashman (Holsapple). For those of you who have seen some of our Adelaide Fringe gigs in years past, you will recognise Ash who helped us out on some songs, adding some more bottom to the bottom end (electric bass) when Andrew or Jesse are busy playing other instruments. You may also recognise Ash from such TV hits as The Cosby Show and Glee, as it has been noted he bears a striking resemblance to both Bill Cosby and Matthew Morrison (who plays Mr.Shue). Say hello to Ash the next time you see The Deer Johns.

We are now back from our 2016 UK tour, having played at our first music festival at Lakefest near Tewkesbury AND at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Thankyou to all those who came to see us. We now have a taste for Haggis pizza. Here is a quote from a review of the Edinburgh show:

Every time the group break into their variations of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody it’s good fun and the variations of other classic songs from bands such as Travis and The Proclaimers are also highly enjoyable, bringing energy and dynamism to the show. It’s in the band’s own songs where they really shine and it’s clear that these three chaps are talented performers; just look at the amount of instruments they utilise, with guitar, keyboard, double bass, accordion, drums and others used to great effect between the trio…. It’s a quirky show, with hints of Flight of the Concords in there.

In August 2016, The Deer Johns are breaking free from Australia and plying their wares in the Northern Hemisphere, specifically Great Britain. Their first foray will be at the music festival Lakefest in Tewkesbury, on Friday August 12 . Then they are travelling north to play 5 nights at the Edinburgh Festival from Tuesday August 16 till Saturday August 20. For any European family/friends/fans, book your tickets NOW (here is a reputable airline to help). Antipodean family/friends/fans please coerce anyone you know to come along.

Hi everyone,
the 2016 Adelaide Fringe is now only a month away. The Deer Johns are putting the final touches on their contribution to the artistic life of the fair city of Adelaide, boldly going where they have gone before, with at least 50% new material.

Our show this year is called “A Journey”, and funnily enough, is about .. a journey, musical storytelling using a wide range of songs, including some self-penned ones from our soon to be released CD. The style is light comedy (well, you be the judge..), with a dash of pageantry and a morsel of buffoonery.

We will be playing 3 shows this year, all at The Irish Club (Carrington St., city):

Friday, 19February, 8pm
Friday, 04March, 8pm
Sunday, 06March, 8pm

There will be table seating, so a perfect opportunity to bring along your besties/beasties for a selfie opportunity or 3. The show goes for an hour, and after a short break, we will be singing the Big Ones to any in attendance who want to shake it like a polaroid picture. Full bar facilities are available before, during and after the show.

Tickets are available from the Fringe Office. Click here to go there now!

Hope you can make it.

Jesse, Chris and Andrew

Hi everyone,

we are very excited about our new show for this year’s Adelaide Fringe.  Featuring 17 original songs (and a couple of covers), there should be something for everyone. Thank you to everyone that bought a ticket: we sold out a couple of weeks ago, so sorry anyone who missed out.


Chris, Jesse and Andrew

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