Don Johnson Big Band
|Don Johnson Big Band|
Don Johnson Big Band performing in May 2006.
|Genres||Alternative, Electronic, Hip hop|
|Labels||Universal Music, Beat Back|
Don Johnson Big Band is an alternative hip hop group from Helsinki, Finland. Their music blends influences from a variety of genres such as electronic music, funk, rock and jazz.
The name "Don Johnson Big Band" comes from the actor Don Johnson in the series Miami Vice. The band had to come up with a name to reserve a place for training.
Don Johnson Big Band consists of four people: Tommy Lindgren (vocals), Kari Saarilahti (guitar), Johannes Laiho (keyboards) and Pekka Mikkonen (horns). Despite their name, they are not a big band, but instead a mix between rap, hip hop, techno, jazz, blues and rock. Regular featuring artists on DJBB gigs and albums are Juuso Hannukainen (percussion), Tero Rantanen (percussion), Emma Salokoski (vocals), and Teppo Mäkynen (turntables).
- Support de Microphones (2000)
- Breaking Daylight (2003)
- Don Johnson Big Band (2006)
- Records Are Forever (2009)
- Fiesta (2012)
|Peak position on Finnish Singles Chart||Weeks on chart|
|2003||"One MC, One Delay"||2||19||Breaking Daylight|
|"Jah Jah Blow Job"||4||6|
|2006||"Road"||1||5||Don Johnson Big Band|
|2009||"L.L.H."||6||2||Records Are Forever|
- Lindgren, Saarilahti and Laiho are old high school friends. Mikkonen joined in later.
- Their 2009 album includes a song dedicated to Usain Bolt, titled Running Man.
- ↑ Chart history for "One MC, One Delay"
- ↑ Chart history for "Jah Jah Blowjob"
- ↑ Chart history for "Road"
- ↑ Chart history for "Busy Relaxin'"
- ↑ Chart history for "L.L.H."
- The Official Don Johnson Big Band Website
- The Official Don Johnson Big Band Webshop (Worldwide)
- The Official Microsite of "Breaking Daylight" (Album, 2003)
- The Official Microsite of "Don Johnson Big Band" (Album, 2006)
- The Official Microsite of "Records Are Forever" (Album, 2009)
- Don Johnson Big Band on YouTube.com
- Don Johnson Big Band on Twitter.com