Johnny Depp's Music

Johnny has described music as his first love and claims he is, first and foremost, a musician. He credits his uncle, a preacher who played guitar, for his introduction to music. However, Johnny's self-proclaimed obsession with music began at the age of twelve when his mother bought him a Decca electric guitar for twenty-five dollars. He spent the following year locked in his bedroom with a Mel Bay chord book learning to play.

After several years playing with various garage bands, Johnny joined The Kids. The rock band enjoyed success in South Florida and opened for well-known artists. After The Kids split up, Johnny became involved with the Rock City Angels, and then P. He occasionally plays with various other popular bands and musicians.

Johnny's interest in music is not limited to playing guitar. He produced and directed both video and audio performances, composed music, owned The Viper Room, a popular club that featured live bands and most recently, wowed audiences when he brought a rock quality to the film version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

The Kids

Rock City Angels


Guest Performances:
Live & Recorded

The Viper Room

Music In Films

Music Producer

Music Videos

Collaboration With Vanessa Paradis


Johnny Depp Talks About Music

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