Johnny Marr + The Healers

2014

2014 NME Awards After Party Johnny and Zack Starkey – Brixton, UK – 26 February 2014

Photo by David M. Benett

Photo by David M. Benett

2011

Johnny Marr + The Healers reformed in 2011 with Johnny on vocals and guitars, James Doviak on guitar and keyboards, Max James on bass and Andy Knowles on drums

Johnny Marr, Max James, James Doviak and Andy Knowles
Photo by Richard Henry

JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERS‘Free Christmas’ – 19 December 2011
Featuring The Angel Meadow Choir from Manchester

Johnny Marr + The HealersAngel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts – New York, New York – 13 October 2011
Best Coast, Mona, Au Revoir Simone and Tom Vey opened
Played ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’, ‘Upstarts’, ‘Sun and Moon’, ‘European Me’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘I Want The Heartbeat’, ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘Generate! Generate!’ (‘My Delta’), ‘Sweet and Tender Hooligan’, ‘Word Starts Attack’ and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’


‘How Soon Is Now?’ – Video by VioletPayne


‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ – Video by crimsonflax

Johnny Marr + The Healers The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK – 6 October 2011
Mat Bancroft opened
Played ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’, ‘Psychic Beginner’, ‘European Me’, ‘Sun and Moon’, ‘Nowhere Fast’, ‘Upstarts’, ‘I Want The Heartbeat’, ‘Say Demesne’, ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘Generate! Generate!’ (‘My Delta’), ‘Sweet and Tender Hooligan’, ‘Word Starts Attack’, ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’


‘Shakespheare’s Sister’ – Video by maxrenncivictv

Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK – 4 October 2011
Mat Bancroft opened
Played ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’, ‘Psychic Beginner’, ‘European Me’, ‘Sun and Moon (Reason)’, ‘The Headmaster Ritual’, ‘Upstairs’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Say Demesne’, ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘My Delta’, ‘Sweet and Tender Hooligan’, ‘Words Starts Attack’, The Kinks ‘It’s My Life’ and ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out


‘Sweet And Tender Hooligan’ – Video by JackTheFat93


‘Sun And Moon (Reason)’ – Video by plywajacytartak

Johnny Marr + The HealersNight & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK – 29 September 2011
Mat Bancroft opened
Played ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’, ‘Psychic Beginner’, ‘European Me’, ‘Sun and Moon (Reason)’, ‘The Headmaster Ritual’, ‘Upstarts’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Say Demesne’, ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘My Delta’, ‘Sweet and Tender Hooligan’, ‘Words Starts Attack’ and The Kinks ‘It’s My Life’


‘European Me’ – Video by giggoernorthwest


‘How Soon Is Now? – Video by FloodKev

2006

Live Lineup
Johnny Marr on vocals and guitar, James Doviak on guitar and keyboards, Iwan Gronow on bass and David Tolan on drums

Johnny Marr + The HealersMEN Arena – Manchester, UK – 28 January 2006
Manchester Vs Cancer organized by Andy Rourke
Guitar/vocals on ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘Denial, Denial’, ‘Sparks Of Life’, ‘Down On The Corner’, and ‘How Soon Is Now?’ with Andy Rourke on bass, and guitar on ‘Viscious’ and ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ with Bernard Sumner, guitar on ‘There Goes The Fear’ and ‘Wrote For Luck’ with Peter Hook on bass, among others


‘Johnny Marr & The Healers Manchester Arena’ – Video from ezzer008

2005

Live Lineup
Johnny Marr on vocals and guitar, James Doviak on guitar and keyboards, Iwan Gronow on bass and David Tolan on drums

MeltdownRoyal Festival Hall – London, UK – 26 June 2005
Songs of Exerience The work of Jimi Hendrix and the music that inspired him featuring Patti Smith, Jeff Beck, Flea, Joanna Newsom, Johnny Marr and Robyn Hitchcock
Johnny Marr and Robyn Hitchcock played ‘May This Be Love’ – Track 1, Side 2 of Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 UK debut album Are You Experienced?
MeltdownRoyal Festival Hall – London, UK – 24 June 2005
UK-US Folk Connections curated by Patti SmithGuitar with Bert Jansch on ‘Pretty Sarah/Pretty Polly’, guitar/vocals with The Healers on ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ and ‘My Name Is Carnival’, guitar with Neil Finn on ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ and guitar/vocals with Neil Finn and Lenny Kaye on ‘Lay Me Down’


‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ – Video by johpoh

2004

JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERSShameless Christmas Special TV series (Episode #2.0 vhs/dvd) – 23 December 2004
“The Gallagher family celebrate Christmas 2004, bringing mayhem and death to the Chatsworth estate” Scored the end credit theme music”

2003

Johnny Marr + The Healers 2003

James Doviak, Alonza Bevan, Johnny and Zak Starkey
Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns

Live Lineup
Johnny Marr on vocals and guitar, James Doviak on guitar and keyboards/synths, Alonza Bevan on bass and backing vocals and Zak Starkey on drums

PEARL JAM PEARL JAM LIVE: 02-23-03 Perth, Australia (live album) – June 2003
Guitar on ‘Fortunate Son’
Johnny Marr + The Healers joined Pearl Jam on stage for the last song on the final show of the Australian tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Stone Pony – Asbury Park, New Jersey – 25 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersRiverFest Radio Concert – Boston, Massachusetts – 24 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersCafe Campus – Montreal, Quebec – 23 May 2003


‘Interview’ – Video from Tapes and Thoughts

Ink 19 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side: An Interview with Johnny Marr by Gail Worley – May 2003

Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Opera House – Toronto, Ontario – 22 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersShowplace – Buffalo, New York – 20 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersIrving Plaza – New York, New York – 19 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersTheatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 17 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersBlack Cat – Washington, DC – 16 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersCat’s Cradle – Raleigh, North Carolina – 15 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMasquerade – Atlanta, Georgia – 13 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The Healers40 Watt Club – Athens, Georgia – 12 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The Healers3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, Tennessee – 11 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersNon-Comm Convention – Louisville, Kentucky – 19 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersHouse of Blues – Chicago, Illinois – 8 May 2003
Palo Alto opened
Johnny Marr + The HealersFirst Avenue – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 7 May 2003

FirstAvenue

Johnny Marr + The HealersFox Theatre – Boulder, Colorado – 5 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersClub XscapeBricks – Salt Lake City, Utah – 4 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersBerbati’s Pan – Portland, Oregon – 2 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersRichards on Richards – Vancouver, British Columbia – 1 May 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersGraceland – Seattle, Washington – 30 April 2003
Johnny MarrKEXP Radio – Seattle, Washington – 30 April 2003
Played ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’, ‘Down On The Corner’ and ‘Something To Shout About’


‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’ – Video from ezzer008

Johnny Marr + The HealersFillmore – San Francisco, California – 28 April 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersCoachella Festival – Indio, California – 27 April 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersULU – London, UK – 3 April 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersAcademy 2 – Manchester, UK – 2 April 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMelkweg – Amsterdam, Holland – 31 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersBotanique – Brussels, Belgium – 30 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersTrabendo – Paris, France – 28 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersL’Olympic – Nantes, France – 27 March 2003
Mellowdrone opened
Johnny Marr + The HealersApollo – Barcelona, Spain – 26 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersArena – Madrid, Spain – 25 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersHiroshima Mon Amour – Torino, Spain – 21 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersFlex/WUK – Vienna, Austria – 19 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMuffathalle – Munich, Germany – 18 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersColumbiafritz – Berlin, Germany – 16 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersSchlachthof – Hamburg, Germany – 15 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersPrime Club – Cologne, Germany – 14 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersClub Quattro – Nagoya, Japan – 4 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersClub Quattro – Shinsaibashi, Japan – 3 March 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersLiquid Room – Shinjuku, Japan – 1 March 2003


Japanese TV Program ‘Our Favourite Shop’

JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERSBangin’ On/Here It Comes/Get Me Wrong (single) – March 2003


‘Johnny Marr + The Healers – Get Me Wrong’ – Video by Maura C. Smith

Johnny Marr + The Healers with Pearl JamBurswood Dome – Perth, Australia – 23 February 2003
Guitar on ‘Fortunate Son’ with The Healers
Recorded for live album PEARL JAM LIVE: 02-23-03 Perth, Australia


Different versions of ‘Fortunate Son’ by Pearl Jam – Video by agk08

Johnny Marr + The HealersRod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia – 20 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersRod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia – 19 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersRod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia – 18 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersAdelaide Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia – 16 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersHi Fi Bar – Melborne, Australia – 15 February 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersSydney Entertainment Centre – Sydney, Australia – 14 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersSydney Entertainment Centre – Sydney, Australia – 13 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersSydney Entertainment Centre – Sydney, Australia – 11 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Metro – Sydney, Australia – 10 February 2003
Eddie Vedder sang ‘Fortunate Son’ as a political dig at George W. Bush, Jr

Johnny, Eddie and Zak in Sydney, photo by Kathy VanTassell

Johnny Marr + The HealersLate Late Show with Craig Kilborn – 10 February 2003
Recorded 4 February 2003


‘Down On The Corner’ – Video from EdCranePool

Johnny Marr + The HealersBrisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia – 9 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersBrisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia – 8 February 2003
Opened for Pearl Jam
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Troubador – Los Angeles, California – 3 February 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Troubador – Los Angeles, California – 2 February 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersBimbos’s 365 Club – San Francisco, California – 1 February 2003
JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERSBoomslang (album) – February 2003
Johnny Marr on vocals/guitar/synthesizer/organ/melodica, Alonza Bevan on bass/backing vocals/electric piano/recorder, Zak Starkey on drums/percussion, Lee Spencer on synthesizer, Liz Bonney on percussion, Jonni Musgrave on piano, Dave Tolan on percussion, Denice Johnson on backing vocals, Damien Foster on backing vocals and mastered by Frank Arkwright


‘Down On The Corner’ – Video by Eric Tu

Johnny Marr + The HealersDouble Door – Chicago, Illinois – 28 January 2003
Mellowdrone opened

Concert Live Wire – Johnny Marr + The Healers/Mellowdrone by Tony Bonyata – 28 January 2003
Glorious Noise – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One by Derek Phillips – 28 January 2003

Johnny Marr + The HealersMagic Stick – Detroit, Michigan – 27 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersLee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario – 26 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersParadise Rock Club – Boston, Massachusetts – 24 January 2003
Played ‘Long Gone’, ‘Caught Up’, ‘Here It Comes’, ‘Down On The Corner’, ‘All Out Attack’, ‘InBetween’, ‘Don’t Think Twice’, ‘Last Ride’, ‘Need It ‘, ‘Something To Shout About’ and ‘Bangin’ On’
Johnny Marr + The HealersMercury Lounge – New York, New York – 22 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersLate Show with David Letterman – New York, New York – 22 January 2003

Johnny Marr + The HealersBowery Ballroom – New York, New York – 21 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersBlack Cat – Washington, DC – 20 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersNorth Star Bar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 18 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMaxwell’s – Hoboken, New Jersey – 17 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMaxwell’s – Hoboken, New Jersey – 16 January 2003
Johnny Marr + The HealersMaxwell’s – Hoboken, New Jersey – 15 January 2003
2001

JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERSThe Last Ride/Need It (single) – October 2001
Johnny Marr on vocals/guitar, Alonza Bevan on bass/vocals, Zak Starkey on drums, Lee Spencer on synthesizer and Liz Bonney on percussion


Johnny Marr + The Healers ‘Last Ride’ – Video by Fiona Skinner

2000

Adam Gray, Zak Starkey, Alonza Bevan, Johnny Marr, Liz Bonney and Lee Spencer

Live Lineup
Johnny Marr on vocals/guitar, Adam “Chink” Grey on guitar, Lee Spencer on keyboards, Alonza Bevan on bass/backing vocals, Liz Bonney on percussion and Zak Starkey on drums

JOHNNY MARR + THE HEALERS People On The Highway – A Bert Jansch Encomium tribute album – September 2000
Guitar/vocals on ‘A Woman Like You’ written by Bert Jansch
Johnny Marr + The HealersScala – London, UK – 6 September 2000
Haven and Lights opened

“Johnny’s red 1964 Gibson SG guitar was stolen at Scala. A spokesperson for Johnny’s management said “Johnny is very upset at the loss of one of his favourite guitars. However, we have passed on to the police video footage from the venue showing the thief leaving with the guitar. We have also alerted all the UK’s music shops to be on the look out for the guitar. We are confident that the thief will be tracked down. Johnny is only concerned that his guitar is returned safely so if anyone knows anything about this could they please contact our office on 44 20 7298 6000. A reward will be given for information leading to the safe recovery of the instrument.”

The 1964 Gibson was returned to him in 2010

Johnny Marr + The HealersWedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth, UK – 5 September 2000

Guardian – “Marr’s attacks” by Dave Simpson – 18 August 2000
“Guitar hero Johnny Marr is back – and this time he’s a frontman, railing against the blandness of modern pop. He tells Dave Simpson how he combines a love of heavy rock with his interest in psychics”
Johnny Marr + The HealersBenicassim Festival – Castellon, Spain – 5 August 2000
Johnny Marr + The HealersFuji Rock Fest
Johnny Marr + The HealersReebok Stadium – Bolton, UK – 16 July 2000
Opened for Oasis and Happy Mondays – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersReebok Stadium – Bolton, UK – 15 July 2000
Opened for Oasis and Happy Mondays – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Leadmill – Sheffield, UK – 14 July 2000

Indeed, a low-key gig at Sheffield Leadmill recently did much to justify Marr’s claim that he wants “a collision between T Rex, The Stooges, Santana, Eno and The Wailers. Oh, and Beck, in the Arizona desert.”

Johnny Marr + The HealersArena – Berlin, Germany – 7 June 2000
Opened for Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersCOS Torwar – Warsaw, Poland – 5 June 2000
Opened for Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersHaus Auensee – Leipzig – 3 June 2000
Opened for Oasis – “Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour”
Johnny Marr + The HealersWeiner Stadhalle – Vienna, Austria – 2 June 2000
Opened for Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersSaalsporthalle – Zurich, Switzerland  - 31 May 2000
Opened for Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersFilaforum – Milan, Italy – 30 May 2000
Opened for Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants Tour
Johnny Marr + The HealersCoventry Coliseum – Coventry, UK – 27 May 2000
Johnny Marr + The HealersThe Sugar House (first gig) – Lancaster, UK – 25 May 2000

Original Lineup
Johnny Marr on vocals/guitar, Adam “Chink” Grey on rhythm guitar, Lee Spencer on syn/keyboards, Martin Slattery on keyboards, Edgar Sumertime on bass, Liz Bonney on percussion and Zak Starkey on drums

Thanks to Kathy’s Zak Site