Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn


The story: Toby moved into a flat with Transgressive Records signing Jeremy Warmsley, who in turn introduced him to fellow prospective flat-sharer, Johnny.

Eventually all choosing the same Camden abode (capped with Jeremy collaborator/Three Trapped Tigers creator Tom Rogerson as a fourth resident), Johnny was then predominantly (whilst still is) an actor who was rarely in at home, usually touring the country in plays.

One day, though, he invited Tim and Toby to witness a two-piece performance of himself and fellow friend Matt Edmonds at the Lock Tavern. The music was rousing, ramshackle, touching folk-blues-whatever, doused in innocence yet wisdom that belied years. After a particularly triumphant main support show at Blue Flowers in Chiswick alongside luminaries such as Jamie T and Adele, Transgressive offered to manage Johnny as their first (and sole) artist on such terms.

A deal was quickly sparked for two singles with Young & Lost Club for the rare ‘The Epic Tale of Tom & Sue' / ‘Ode To A Mare Trod Ditch' releases, before deal points were concluded for a fuller, multi-album arrangement with Universal, through its Vertigo Records imprint.

Flynn's debut LP ‘A Larum' (produced by Ryan Hadlock) was released in 2008 to exceptional acclaim, and gained a prestigious Stateside release via Lost Highway Records. Tours with recording and live band The Sussex Wit (featuring Adam Beach, the aforementioned Edmonds, cellist Joe Zeitlin and Flynn's sister Lillie) have been rapturously received, scaling extensive jaunts across North and South America, Europe and the UK.

The second album from this inspirational artist 'Been Listening' was released through Transgressive Records on 7 June 2010, and was accompanied with worldwide touring.



Country Mile

Released: 29/08/13

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A Bag Of Hammers Soundtrack

Released: 07/02/13

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The Water

Released: 05/11/10

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Barnacled Warship

Released: 16/08/10

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Been Listening

Released: 07/06/10

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Kentucky Pill

Released: 31/05/10

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Sweet William EP

Released: 30/11/09

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Tickle Me Pink

Released: 03/02/09

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A Larum

Released: 25/05/08

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Released: 09/03/08

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The Box

Released: 19/11/07

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Ode to a Mare Trod Ditch

Released: 10/07/07

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The epic tale of Tom and Sue (Young and Lost records)

Released: 27/02/07

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04-Mar - Johnny Flynn - 'Country Mile' Deluxe Edition

You can now pre-order the deluxe edition of Johnny Flynn's latest LP 'Country Mile'

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12-Feb - Johnny Flynn - 'Bottom of the Sea Blues' Video/'Country Mile' Deluxe Edition

We are pleased to reveal the stunning video for Johnny's new single ‘Bottom of the Sea Blues', which will be released on the 7th of April.

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16-Dec - Johnny Flynn - 'Tinker's Trail' Video

You can now watch the animated video for album track 'Tinker's Trail'.

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11-Dec - Johnny Flynn - Spring 2014 Europe and UK Tour Announced

After a run of sold out shows in Europe and the UK, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit have announced a new run of shows for Spring 2014.

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Johnny Flynn has announced a series of shows in the US and Canada in January 2014

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30-Sep - Johnny Flynn - 'COUNTRY MILE' - OUT NOW

'Country Mile' - the third album from Johnny Flynn - is out now, including "The Lady Is Risen" and the new single "Country Mile" for which you can watch the new video below.

The release is available via all good digital retailers or on CD / limited edition vinyl.



You can also stream the album in its entirety on Johnny's website.


You can watch the video for "Country Mile" here.



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26-Sep - Johnny Flynn - Stream 'Country Mile'

You can now stream 'Country Mile' in full over at You can pre-order on CD, Vinyl and digitally.

29-Jul - Johnny Flynn - Pre-Order New Album 'Country Mile' Now + Buy Tickets For World Tour

Johnny Flynn's forthcoming third record ‘Country Mile' will be released on 30th September through Transgressive Records. It follows 2008's ‘A Larum' and 2010's ‘Been Listening'.
You can pre-order the album now here or via iTunes and instantly receive new single The Lady Is Risen.

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14-May - Johnny Flynn - July Solo Tour & New Song

After a two year haitus from the live circuit, Johnny Flynn will be heading on a short solo July headline tour. The dates will be an opportunity to hear new material from his forthcoming third album. Tickets will be on sale direct from the venues and from all good online retailers.

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10-Dec - Johnny Flynn - A Soundtrack A Bag Of Hammers

We are pleased to announce that the Soundtrack To 'A Bag Of Hammers', the sold out 12" release from the film of the same name is now available digitally.

You can hear this collection of new music written and recorded for the film by connecting your facebook to Rdio, here


Or buy it now from the link below:


A Bag of Hammers (Film Score) - Johnny Flynn


Johnny is currently performing in Twelfth Night and Richard iii at The Apollo theatre and will be returning with his third album proper in the new year.


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19-Nov - Johnny Flynn - A BAG OF HAMMERS

A Bag of Hammers' - 10 brand new tracks from Johnny Flynn, originally released as a limited edition vinyl on the 21st April 2012 through Transgressive Records and exclusively for Record Store Day now appears digitally due to popular demand.

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23-Apr - Johnny Flynn - DAYTROTTER SESSION

Daytrotter have just aired a Johnny Flynn session which he recorded in London earlier this year. You can listen the five songs (which includes a few that have never been heard before) here.

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16-Feb - Johnny Flynn - 2012 - Update


A quick note to say that Johnny Flynn is currently writing and recording his third album - more details to be unveiled in due course. 

In the meantime, please stay tuned to this site for some imminent live show news, details of plans for this year's Record Store Day (Saturday April 21st), as well as a few written and photographic updates from Johnny.


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16-Feb - Johnny Flynn - to appear in Richard III and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe


Following recent appearances in acclaimed plays The Heretic and Jerusalem, Johnny has announced plans for two more parts this summer/autumn at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Mark Rylance will take on the title role in a new production of Richard III and a reprisal of his performance of Olivia in Twelfth Night. He will be joined by Samuel Barnett and Johnny, playing Lady Elizabeth/Sebastian and Lady Anne/Viola respectively.

For tickets and further information please visit the Shakespeare Globe website here


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12-May - Johnny Flynn - FESTIVALS AND US TOUR


The schedule for this year's UK and European summer festival season has been unveiled.
Johnny will be playing a mixture of solo and full band Sussex Wit performances - including an extra special audio-visual appearance at Latitude.

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Today (Friday's) edition of The Independent broadsheet features a full interview with Johnny Flynn along with a link to a 5-track Full-Band Live Sessions EP from Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit.

Visit for more information, or pick up the paper.

Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit will be touring the USA shortly (yes, that's a FULL BAND TOUR), you can see full dates and ticket links here


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09-Mar - Johnny Flynn - US Tour On Sale Now!


As you can imagine, we are extremely pleased to announce that most of the dates for Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit's upcoming US tour are now on sale. Please follow the ticket links below to purchase yours. The remaining couple of shows will be on sale soon!

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02-Mar - Johnny Flynn - Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit: May/June 2011 - US Tour Announced


We're pleased to announce a new tour for North America in May and June 2011.

Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit will be playing the following shows, with support on all dates from Caitlin Rose, and James Mathé (selected dates only)...


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14-Feb - Johnny Flynn - 'The Heretic' Play + One-Off London Show in March...

Dear all,

Lots of news...

As of February 4th, Johnny commenced an acting role at the Royal Court Theatre in 'The Heretic' - a new play by Richard Bean.


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13-Jan - Johnny Flynn - New Year Special Offer!


To start the eleventh year of the third millenium (AD) with a bang, we're having a sale over at With a special offer on the limited edition tour posters, the first ever Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit tote bags and the brand new Carte-Postale T-Shirt's, when purchased together.

Head over to Johnny's webshop to get a slice of the new year's goodwill...



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30-Nov - Johnny Flynn - UK Tour!

Johnny Flynn has returned from the USA where he's played a run of sold out shows. Currently in Europe, he's returning for an imminent UK tour with his band "The Sussex Wit" culminating a very special headline performance of Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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We are proud to announce that the new single from Johnny Flynn is "The Water", a sumptuous duet with Laura Marling, is released on 1st November on very limited edition 7" backed with an exclusive new track on the B-Side "Chimney Sweepers"... read on for more news...

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28-Jul - Johnny Flynn - Barnacled Warship - Stunning new video

You can watch the genius video for Johnny's new single "Barnacled Warship" HERE NOW.... The second single to be taken from his "Been Listening" album is out on a limited 7" and download on 16th August.... more details after the jump...

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12-Jul - Johnny Flynn - Headline Tour Pre-Order, New Single, Mumford and Sons dates

Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit have announced a new headline tour of the UK... Tickets available early and exclusively HERE full dates and single details after the jump...

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07-Jun - Johnny Flynn - Been Listening OUT NOW in UK + Europe

'Been Listening', the brand new album from Johnny Flynn, is OUT NOW (Monday June 7th) on standard CD, digital download, deluxe double CD, and deluxe double vinyl+free download formats. Itunes Links for each terrirory, and instore details after the jump...

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02-Jun - Johnny Flynn - Instores

Johnny Flynn will be playing a number of instores to celebrate the release of "Been Listening" Including Rise in Bristol, Rough Trade East in London and Resident in Brighton. Details after the jump or at

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05-May - Johnny Flynn - Video / Pre-order / New Live Dates

"Kentucky Pill" the first single from Johnny Flynn's remarkable second album "Been Listening" is available as a free download here:

Where you can also pre-order the album on very limited edition 2xcd set with lavish artwork and a second CD of intimate demo recordings, or 2x12" with the "Sweet William EP" on vinyl for the first time. Click READ MORE for details on the video and new live dates and ticket links...


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26-Apr - Johnny Flynn - New video for Kentucky Pill

NME has the exclusive on this video for today: TO WATCH IT CLICK HERE and visit to pre-order the limited edition of the new album.

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12-Apr - Johnny Flynn - Listen to Kentucky Pill the new single now...

Visit to hear the forthcoming new single from the album "Been Listening".

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30-Mar - Johnny Flynn - "Been Listening" New album announced

Been Listening, a new album from Johnny Flynn, is due for release in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia on 7th June 2010. An American release will follow later in the year - further details to follow.

Following Flynn's debut album ‘A Larum', Been Listening features guest collaborations with Laura Marling and Anna Calvi.


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25-Mar - Johnny Flynn - Johnny Flynn full UK Headline Tour + European dates with Mumford And Sons

The dates will be performed with full band, The Sussex Wit and act as a pre-cursor for his soon-to-be-announced and much-anticipated, second album.

Ahead of this, a main support to Mumford & Sons in Europe will occur for the duration of April with a full UK headline tour in May.

The full list of dates - which culminate in a solo tour of the Highlands - are as follows (along with full box office and venue details).


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16-Feb - Johnny Flynn - Exclusive New Song...

Johnny Flynn is proud to open the debut Communion Compilation with an unreleased song "In The Honour Of Industry"... click "read more" for order details...

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07-Jan - Johnny Flynn - UK full band tour announced

Johnny Flynn will tour the UK in February, debuting new material from his as-yet-untitled second album scheduled for release May 2010.

Playing a selection of intimate UK venues with his band The Sussex Wit, plus a solo London performance as part of the inaugural HMV Next Big Thing Festival, Flynn and the band will also travel to Austin, Texas in March for the South X South West Music Conference.

Further dates to coincide with the album's release will be announced shortly.

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27-Nov - Johnny Flynn - Sweet William limited edition EP out now....

Johnny is currently in the studio working on the follow up to "A Larum" but in the meantime we have a stunning new EP of four new songs that will not feature on the new record.
The Sweet William EP is available now to download or on limited edition CD here for more info click read more...

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03-Nov - Johnny Flynn - T-shirt club + New EP + Screen Printed Posters... and album news...

The second in a series of online-only T-shirt designs for Johnny's 'T-shirt Club' is now available to purchase.
For further information and to order now, please visit and view the 'shop' page.

From the very same section, remember that you can now order and receive an advance copy of the brand-new 'Sweet William' EP (otherwise out in shops from November 30th). The release comprises four brand-new songs - 'The Mountain Is Burning', 'Trains (Rose, Mary & Time)', 'Sweet William' and 'Drum'.... More info this way...


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25-Aug - Johnny Flynn - New Tour / Song / T-shirt Club

Following his recent performance with Laura Marling at the Royal Festival Hall, Johnny Flynn announces an intimate UK solo tour.

A rare chance to see Johnny playing solo, in support of his forthcoming new EP, he'll be heading out across the country.

Dates and tickets on the read more link, along with news of a new song and t-shirt club...


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Artist Gigs

Tour dates will be announced soon!

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