Jonny Mantra is a very special performer that has been turning heads all over the planet! He has performed in many venues all over the world in major cities as well as on cruise ships with a vast repertoire creating an incredible experience not to be missed! Jonny Mantra offers many exceptional forms of entertainment. Not only can he perform authentically in a multitude of styles ranging from rock, jazz, r&b, classical, pop, latin, blues, folk, and many more at a virtuosic level, but he adds a unique flair and personalizes every performance with other special abilities upon request including but not limited to: (magic and illusion, mentalism, comedy, yodeling, playing music with household items, tarot card reading, joke songs and parodies, educational songs, holistic life coaching, playing his guitar with a beer or wine bottle, leading drum circles, face painting, miming and making his guitar sound authentically like many different animals and transportation vehicles.) He loves meeting new people, interacting and mingling with guests and audiences and is extremely outgoing when the time calls for it.
Jonny is able to get the sound of an entire band organically by using a loop station which allows him to record and loop himself live. This includes using beatboxing (vocal percussion), a tiny keyboard attached to his guitar, bass, percussion instruments from all over the world, and anything else that can me stuck to make a sound like glasses and peanut cans. Backing tracks can also be used if need be as well as a purely acoustic show. Upon request, Jonny can bring other musicians and specialty performers like contortionists, acrobats, clowns, hoops artists, and more for reasonable prices as he has a very extended network.
Jonny's act is self contained as he can provide his own sound system to fill a small to medium sized event. Bigger venues would require an in-house sound system. He has performed for audiences containing over 10,000 people. The show can be fun and interactive or more background in nature depending on the need for the event. In any case, it will be a wonderful and memorable experience for all ages.
Jonny Mantra has been studying music since the age of 6 and holds a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music.
He's performed for children's parties, birthday parties, weddings, cocktail hours, corporate events, vegas style shows, concerts, festivals, anniversaries, bars and pubs, barbecues, seminars, TED broadcasted talks, charity organizations, awards ceremonies, theme parks, city parks and more.
Jonny has performed great entertainers such as drummer Les De Merle (Harry James and Frank Sinatra), Bassist Chris Luard (Rachel Z, Lionel Loueke, Kurt Rosenwinkel), Mario Spinetti (songwriter for "So You Think You Can Dance"), drummer Manny Kellogg (Billy Preston, Graham Central Station, Quincy Jones, Barry White), pianist Lloyd Baskin (Chuck Berry and Lou Reed), singer W.T. Greer, trumpet player Adrian Veale (Tommy Emmanuel), Guitarist/Baseball Legend Bernie Williams, pianist Andrew Toombs (Dr. Dre), pianist Theresa Flaminio (Cee Lo Green, Beyonce), Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, and Daniel Platzman of current international pop/rock sensation Imagine Dragons, Amanda Brown (recent finalist on TV show "The Voice"), Beatboxxer Steve Foxx (Bone Thugs in Harmony), singer Clint Holmes (the hit "Playground), Eddie Holman ("Hey There Lonely Girl), Azure McCall (Freddie Hubbard, Joe Sample) and many more amazing talents.