The Johnstones
The Johnstones
Background Information
Origin Ajax, Ontario
Genre Pop Punk
Years active 2000-present
Label(s) Union
Ryan Long
Jarek Hardy
Brent Marks
Julian Warmé
Rene Gillezeau
Former Members
Kevin Johnstone

The Johnstones are a Ska punk band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada formed in 2002[1].


The Johnstones are both renowned and loathed for their "Unpredictable, unhinged and unforgiving" behaviour[2], which has landed them in numerous hospital rooms and jail cells[3], culminating in a recent life-time ban from Disney World[4].

In 2006 they signed to Stomp Records of Montreal, released the full length album Word is Bond[5] and began touring Canada and the U.S. Their video for Gone for a Long Time received 'buzz-worthy' status and gained heavy rotation on MuchMusic, staying on the charts for 8 weeks[6]. In 2008, they released Sex, an E.P. produced by Flashlight Brown alumni Fil Bucchino and Matt Hughes[7]

Current membersEdit

  • Ryan Long (vocals, drums)
  • Jarek Hardy (vocals, Guitar)
  • Brent Marks (Bass)
  • Julian Warmé (Trombone, keyboards)
  • Rene Gillezeau (Lead Guitar, Trumpet, MC)

Former membersEdit

  • Kevin Johnstone


  • What the Rosstek?! (2004)
  • Word Is Bond (2006)
  • Sex (2008)


  • Gone For a Long Time (2007)
  • Sunny Days (2007)
  • Last Chance (2008)
  • Tonight (2008)

Trivia Edit

  • Although Kevin Johnstone was kicked out of the band early in their career, they continue to carry his namesake[8].

References Edit

  7. The Johnstones Sell Sex In EP Form

External links Edit

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