“JOHNNY MOPED had all three ingredients necessary for maximum rock ‘n’ roll: amateurism, mayhem and humour… Essential punk rock!” – Billy Childish
Hailing from Croydon, Johnny Moped are one of the original ’77 punk bands. They were at the heart of the London punk scene, regulars at the Roxy Club, and highly regarded by both fans and their peers. In 2006 Damaged Goods Records released the Johnny Moped Bootleg Tapes Vol 1&2, a compilation of rarities. Since then the revitalised band released a brand new studio album in 2016 called It’s A Real Cool Baby, closely followed by a reissue of their 1978 classic Cycledelic. Tours around Europe followed, as did a string of dates in the UK supporting longtime associates The Damned. The band have also had successful appearances at Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool and recorded sessions for Marc Riley’s BBC 6Music show.
The band consists of remaining original members, Johnny Moped and Slimy Toad, joined by Rock ‘n’ Roll Robot (Rob from CASE) on guitar, Jacko Pistorious on bass, and new drummer Marty Love (on board after the recent departure of Dave Berk).
Support comes from HOT ROCKETS – a three piece rock band from North Yorkshire playing all original riff and roll and tearing it up wherever they go.
Iconic live music venue. One of the UK's most celebrated underground clubs.