|Jonny K brings the kind of solid
backbone and creative flare the band's
He cites early influences such as The Monkees, The Beatles, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Dire Straits, along with many others. Rummaging through his father's record collection was his favorite thing to do as a kid. But the real journey began when his dad bought him his first drum kit!
As he grew older his tastes changed to the heavier side of rock, favoring acts like Pantera, Metallica, Nothingface, Pissing Razors, Korn, Samael, Machine Head, Slayer, and many more. His more mainstream influences included Nirvana,Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Stabbing Westward, Filter, White Zombie, and the Foo Fighters.
After high school, Jonny played in numerous bands and even did a stint in the military, but returned immediately to band life at the end of his service. Then in 2006 he got the call to join TAINTED and enthusiastically joined the team. Always hungry for new music, Jonny K's more recent faves include underground acts like Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Kings X, Dry Kill Logic, No One, Down the Sun, The Accident Experiment, Dope, Anew Revolution, Ill Nino, and Lamb of God. Mainstream acts include Disturbed, Three Days Grace, Staind, Revelation Theory, Hoobastank, Nickelback, Trapt, Tool, Dark New Day, and the like.