About JOHNNY SHILO
Johnny was born at Greta, a migrant camp in Mainland NSW Australia to his German mother and Polish father.
Johnny contracted Polio at the age 13 months affecting his muscles, nerves and the growth of his right leg and as a result has only use of his left leg & so has permanently walked on crutches to this very day but that has never dampened his spirit and has never stopped him from performing professionally.
From a very young age Johnny has always been passionate about entertaining. He was given a guitar from a music store owner in Wagga Wagga NSW Australia and taught himself to play his gifted guitar. He performed in school plays, entered talent quests and turned professional at the age of sixteen, playing solo/duo and in various bands and still does to this very day.
Johnny has entertained in a variety of venues over the years such as cruise ships and all along the east coast of Australia at AFL and VFL football clubs, hotels, Returned soldiers services Clubs, restaurants, several Country Music Festivals and Clubs, farmers markets, community and charity fund raisers, private and corporate functions senior citizen clubs, house parties, aged care homes, spruiking, motivation sessions, MC/Comparing, and the occasional spot of comedy.
Based in Melbourne Au Johnny has had the great privilege of working alongside of some of Australia's well known and respected entertainers which the respect is returned to because of his professionalism.
Johnny also was fortunate to be mentored by the Great GARY MAC radio presenter/ personality Melbourne Au as a voice-over artist. He has also spent some time on radio producing and presenting a Country Music Programme promoting local, national and international talent.
Johnny has recorded a variety of classic Country in Nashville Tennessee USA and Melbourne Australia.
Johnny has had some great success with his ROCK N ROLL COUNTRY album, one track 'I'D LIKE TO STRANGLE MY BOSS ' which was his first single. It was released to radio nationally and internationally on 19/10/2018 promoted and distributed by link climbed the Country Music charts in Australia for ten weeks and reached no 4 and no 2 in Europe.
Johnny released his second single on 8/1/2019 from the same album 'ROCK N ROLL COUNTRY The track is titled 'WHAT HAPPENED TO LOVE ' Also promoted and distributed digitally to radio nationally and internationally exclusively by STEPHEN BRADY link climbing the official Australian Country Music Charts charts for seven weeks.
These two singles will also be on his latest Hard Copy of album
"ALL THINGS NEW"
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8th September 2019 Presented by Ernie Johns Road Show//Bud Records//Johnny Shilo Entertainment.
Golden Hills Motel Function Room.
145 Morang Road Bendigo
Johnny penned song 1, the other 5 pitched. Johnny composing the music and editing of 4 with his best friend Marion Shilo penning the lyrics. She is such an inspiration to Johnny and all that know her by her songwriting as she is legally blind.
One track titled *ROCK N ROLL COWGIRL* HIT number one in COUNTRY ROCK Globally in all countries WEEK 36 in 2019 on link
A single from this Album "Never Make you Cry" was released to radio on 17 th September 2019 which was no1 twice in Country Pop also on link album and single are available for purchase on Apple/ITunes, Spotify, Google Music, Deeper and all popular digital platforms.
Week 38***Great News
2 number 1's in one week
My latest single **Never Make You Cry**
No. 1 in Country Pop
And **What's New Tomorrow**
No. 1 in Country Rock.
A huge thank you to all the people who is supporting my music.
Week 41 in 2019 on link
**Never Make You Cry**
Country pop in Australia
No 1 again from slipping down to no 5
MORE GOOD NEWS
**LADY LOVE ME** Week 44, 45 46 in 2019 on link is no.2 Globally and no.1 in Country Rock. I am so gratefull for all who are supporting me...THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH...Cheers Johnny
Bringing Heart to Entertainment
GREAT NEWS .... 2020
*What Happened to Love* from my latest album *All Things New* Lyrics penned by the most recorded songwriter in Australia Allan Caswell of course on link
This song has been No1 in Australia for COUNTRY for 7 Weeks from week 2 to week 9...Thanks folks for hanging with me...Johnny
2020 My songs *I Don't Smoke Anymore * 6 weeks on link for singer songwriter AND *Living The Simple Life * Penned by Marion also 6 weeks on link I would love you to check out all of my music
For singer songwriter & country which I have had much success.
I appreciate Your help with Listening, Sharing & reaching no 1. for several songs.
I have had so much exposure with this site for my career. I thank you & Marion Shilo thanks you from deep down... Take care and stay safe Marion and Johnny.
2020 update... This year has been a very hard one for the whole world with this enemy CORONIA VIRUS. For me all my gigs have been cancelled or Postponed since March 2020. Which leaves me the other option of live streaming on Facebook. Marion Co hosts the shows x1 monthly, we will continuing appearing @ 1pm-2pm
Facebook or Facebook for the video replays.
Marion received a email from The Australian Songwriters Association Awards 2020 & she was nominated to the short list for the Country section, I am so proud of her.
My first gig in a year, (due to Covid 19) so ready & excited to perform to a LIVE AUDIENCE.
Now the first gig is done how happy Johnny was to return to the stage to do what he does best performing to a responsive & Captive live audience.
Celebrating the return of live music.
Johnny's songs continue to hit no 1 in the Country and singer songwriter on N1m thanks to all the great privilege of my followers.
Of late Johnny and Marion have put their hand to writing, attended a 4 day song writers retreat. Co wrote 1 song with 1 other and had 3 edited for Johnny's next album in the future
They have also attended an on line songwriters course for 2 days, and another 2 days mentoring in July all for furthering their career and another 2 day Academy for Songwriting in October 2021.
Now 2022 is here not looking so good with Covid continuing to sweep the world. Johnny is staying positive by keeping himself busy writing and recording new material with Marion Shilo his music buddy.
My brand new single "Cowboys Come Alive After Five" backing vocals LYN BOWTELL 10 times Golden Guitar Award Winner & lyrics by Lyn Bowtell Marion Shilo and Johnny Shilo
OUT NOW...check it out here on link
This single debuted 36 on the Austrian Country Music Chart.
Gigging again, a great feeling after the roller coaster ride from the past 3 years.
July 24th a meeting regarding new recordings
bringing exciting times, hopefully a new EP/or Album by the end of year.
The year 2023 didn't turn out as planned for recording new material because of family matters. Marion & I have been giging though and are planning for a better year ahead.
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