Electronic Press Kit




Origin:  San Jose, CA


Genres:  Garage punk, punk rock, surf punk, skate rock


Years Active:  2006- Present


Label:  God's Candy Records, ReachAround Records


Website: https://jonnymanak.com

Short Bio

JM&D is a wild combination of rock n’ roll influences from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. There are elements of surf rock, punk and garage rock littered throughout their songs. Jonny has played guitar, bass or drums in bands such as The Cliftons, Clay Wheels, Fang, Texas Thieves, The Forgotten, The Odd Numbers, The Resistoleros and a ton of other bands you'll never hear of. Influences include Chuck Berry, Dead Boys, Dick Dale, Link Wray, Little Richard, The Sonics, The Rolling Stones, Iggy and The Stooges, David Bowie, The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, bla, bla, bla, bla... The Depressives have played shows throughout the Northwest and Europe. since 2006, they've released 5 full length albums on CD, Vinyl, Cassette and Digitally. The band has played hundreds of shows at clubs, skateparks and outdoor festivals. Their songs have been used in skateboard, snow board and surfing videos, Verizon vcast videos, as well as song placements in TV shows aired on MTV (Viva La Bam, Home Wreckers, Nitro Circus, Fantasy Factory, Maui Fever, The Dudesons), Fuel TV (Vans Protech Pool Party) and Fuse TV. Needless to say, their music is getting out there.


JM and D are:

Jonny Manak- Guitar, Lead Vocals

Thor DSR- Drums

Neil D. Young- Bass, Vocals


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Label: God's Candy Records, Reach Around Records


Management: Self Management Survival Inc. depressives@mail.com


Booking: Thee Booker depressives@gmail.com 408-306-8839


Media Contact: The Pharmacist - depressives@gmail.com


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