I’m delighted to have arranged for British singer-songwriter Jeremy Johnson to play at Billericay Rectory on Friday 12 May 2023. I first stumbled across Jeremy whilst on holiday in Saint Ives, Cornwall in 2020 and he was busking! Paula and I listened to him for over an hour and bumped into him several times whilst we were there and have kept in touch since. I bought his album (and all his subsequent releases) and really got to like him and his music. Runaway Train was in my top 20 Best Songs of 2021

Jeremy held regular live concerts on YouTube during lockdown and I also saw him play at Folklore in Hoxton. One of the joys of muic promotion is to be able to introduce a new artists to those wh attend my gigs. I’m sure you’re going to really enjoy Jeremy!


About Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson combines poetic lyricism, sonorous vocals and accomplished guitar melodies in poignant, intricately constructed music.  The songs Jeremy performs tell of hard-won life experience, existential philosophy and adventures of the heart, born from travels to all corners of our planet.

The seeds of his song writing stretch back to his school years, but insecurity and the inexperience of youth stood in the way of a desire to share any narrative creation. For most of his 20s, Jeremy’s musical passion burned in the background of an international career as an Earth Scientist, a fascination with the natural world being an ever-present element of his life.

​Jeremy began performing and writing more seriously whilst living in Angola at 25. A gradual blossoming of creativity, hand-in-hand with a desire for the exploration of peoples, cultures and places. The following year saw him break the rhythm of a traditional career and ride a bicycle, solo and unsupported from the UK to India. A journey that would permanently alter his outlook and understanding of life. An accidental, underground gig in the Holy city of Mashhad in Iran, would prove to be a turning point in perspective for the young musician.


The seeds of a musical career sprouted not long after, whilst Jeremy was living in the Netherlands, playing acoustic sessions in the city of Groningen. 2016 would see Jeremy once again shun traditional employment, traveling to the southern hemisphere, with guitar and surfboard in hand to spend a year playing songs and surfing waves from far northern Indonesia to New Zealand’s wild volcanic coastline.

Returning to Europe, Jeremy cut his teeth in the French Alpine ‘apres ski’ scene as a musician, before completing his first European 4 month summer tour, busking and gigging through France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany and Holland, off the back of his first widely released record ‘32nd Orbit’, gaining radio airplay in the UK and France.

2018 saw the official launch of Jeremy as an independent and self funded musician, dedicating 6 months to a full studio album project ‘Insecuriosity’ working alongside Suffolk based producer Simon Britcliffe (Once Upon a Dead Man, Union Sound Set), recorded at Decoy Studios (Bloc Party, Florence and the Machine) and OLD JET Arts Centre, and featuring drummer James Brown (Hannie), violinist Eliza Burkitt, Taylor Moulton on trumpet and Dutch vocalist Marije De Vries (Wonder).

Jeremy’s story into music is one of philosophy, reflection and adventure, themes that can be heard in the songs he writes and the shows he performs. Fascination for this incredible planet and this wonderful and challenging life lie at the heart of this perpetual nomad and his creativity.

About House Gigs

A House Gig provides a unique experience for both artists and audience in an intimate setting and is quite unlike any other gig you will attend. That’s why artists are always asking to come back! Some of my most favourite gigs have taken place in my lounge!

A House Gig is a private invitation to the Rectory from Paula and me. You can contact me on paul@revpacman.com if you’d like to be considered for a place and I’ll get back to you to confirm your attendance. Maximum two tickets per person – spaces are limited! I usually receive more applicants than places, but I do set up a reserve list.

Doors will open at 7.00 pm (or 6.45 pm if you’re so excited you can’t wait, or you simply want more drinking time!) and Jeremy will play two sets from 7.30 pm (ish!). We’ll provide some hot food during the interval (with a veggie option) all for the amazing price of £20 (payable in advance, please – I’ll give you details about how to pay when your invitation is confirmed). There will also be a reasonably priced honesty bar available!

A House Gig is a cosy (!?) affair and, whilst we provide seating for most people, some of you will be required to sit on the floor – we’ll provide a comfy cushion for you (we have plenty of these) – so you might want to dress accordingly! Just so you know, we always encourage folk to swap around for the second set!

Please remember a House Gig is a listening event rather than a talking event. Please read the article below before you apply to come!

Shhh … there’s a band playing!

PROCEEDS From this event will be given to the Purple Community Fund working in The Philippines. I spent three weeks there in July/August 2019 working alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Asia, many of whom live on the largest rubbish dump in the world.

Jeremy Johnson May 2023

Jeremy Johnson May 2023