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Southern California band Shytown is a pop-rock reggae-funk jam band. Originally from Chicago, Shytown is made up of Eric “EJ” Johnson and Danny Jay along with drummer Dan Reynolds, guitarist/trumpet player Ross Plunkett, and bassist Jacob Jasz Marley. Right before COVID-19 hit, they landed a residency at the Chicago House of Blues.
Prior to forming their band, EJ and Danny paid their dues as street performers on the Santa Monica Pier and were selected to be on rap mogul Suge Knight’s TV series, “Unfinished Business”. Following that, the duo toured with the late Glee star, Cory Montieth, wrote for Atlantic Records and worked with recording artists The Struts, Cody Simpson, Sean Kingston, Puddle of Mudd, Jay McGuiness from The Wanted, Kelly Clarkson and appeared on Dirty Pop hosted by *NSYNC member Lance Bass.
Since then, EJ and Danny have been focusing on film and TV song placements and producing for other artists. They had two original songs placed In the 2019 teen drama film Next Level. One of the songs, “Special Place”, was performed by YouTuber and actress Lauren Orlando, becoming her debut single in the music industry. The film showed in select theaters across the country and is currently streaming on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Tubi.
Most Recently, their new single, “Survive” hit #8 on the independent music network mainstream top 30 charts.
Now with the Shytown band, they’ve been hitting the stage again all around the midwest and southern Florida to bring music fans some upbeat tunes when they need it most.