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 Black BoxBlack Box Traders is a unique open-ended music project created by guitarist, instrumBlack Box Traders is a unique open-ended music project created by guitarist, iwwwnstrumentalist Johnny Burke. As opposed to a band, Burke’s vision was to set up BBT as a vehicle for compositions that can be utilized in film, TV and media.

 

As a youth, Burke was enamored with artists such as Bowie, The Smiths and The Cure, to Suede and The Verve. Forming The Mansions in LA, Johnny and his crew drew immediate attention with several tunes in rotation in college radio play, write-ups in prestigious music magazines (including LA’s Music Connection) and internet sites. Eventually, the band was flown to NYC to perform as finalists in the CMJ / American Music Awards. At the same time, Johnny was endorsed by Parker Guitars.

 

Later, Burke teamed up with Mansions’ member, Eddie Olguin as well as Rulo Del Alto (Los Rayobacks), and Jason Payne (Nitzer Ebb) to form La Fin Du Monde (LFDM). Indie director Rafael Palacio- Illingsworth directed the video for “Too Many Times,“ which was featured in the indie film, “Macho.“  It’s worth noting that Johnny also performed a character voiceover for the film.

 

As a guitarist, Burke also loved synthesizers. Although he does not consider himself a keyboardist, he feels he can apply them in a simple way, as an artist trying capture moments.

 


Burke is currently in the midst of recording, “We Were Here, Now We Disappear,”which he coins as, “Modern synth / keyboard pop compositions influenced by 80’s and 90’s anglophile rock.” It is a collection of instrumentals, some of which were written but never recorded during his stints with The Mansions, La Fin Du Monde and Gruv Projekt. entalist Johnny Burke. As opposed to a band, Burke’s vision was to set up BBT as a vehicle for compositions that can be utilized in film, TV and media.

 

As a youth, Burke was enamored with artists such as Bowie, The Smiths and The Cure, to Suede and The Verve. Forming The Mansions in LA, Johnny and his crew drew immediate attention with several tunes in rotation in college radio play, write-ups in prestigious music magazines (including LA’s Music Connection) and internet sites. Eventually, the band was flown to NYC to perform as finalists in the CMJ / American Music Awards. At the same time, Johnny was endorsed by Parker Guitars.

 

Later, Burke teamed up with Mansions’ member, Eddie Olguin as well as Rulo Del Alto (Los Rayobacks), and Jason Payne (Nitzer Ebb) to form La Fin Du Monde (LFDM). Indie director Rafael Palacio- Illingsworth directed the video for “Too Many Times,“ which was featured in the indie film, “Macho.“  It’s worth noting that Johnny also performed a character voiceover for the film.

 

As a guitarist, Burke also loved synthesizers. Although he does not consider himself a keyboardist, he feels he can apply them in a simple way, as an artist trying capture moments.

 


Burke is currently in the midst of recording, “We Were Here, Now We Disappear,”which he coins as, “Modern synth / keyboard pop compositions influenced by 80’s and 90’s anglophile rock.” It is a collection of instrumentals, some of which were written but never recorded during his stints with The Mansions, La Fin Du Monde and Gruv Projekt.  Traders is a unique open-ended music project created by guitarist, instrumentalist Johnny Burke. As opposed to a band, Burke’s vision was to set up BBT as a vehicle for compositions that can be utilized in film, TV and media.

 

As a youth, Burke was enamored with artists such as Bowie, The Smiths and The Cure, to Suede and The Verve. Forming The Mansions in LA, Johnny and his crew drew immediate attention with several tunes in rotation in college radio play, write-ups in prestigious music magazines (including LA’s Music Connection) and internet sites. Eventually, the band was flown to NYC to perform as finalists in the CMJ / American Music Awards. At the same time, Johnny was endorsed by Parker Guitars.

 

Later, Burke teamed up with Mansions’ member, Eddie Olguin as well as Rulo Del Alto (Los Rayobacks), and Jason Payne (Nitzer Ebb) to form La Fin Du Monde (LFDM). Indie director Rafael Palacio- Illingsworth directed the video for “Too Many Times,“ which was featured in the indie film, “Macho.“  It’s worth noting that Johnny also performed a character voiceover for the film.

 

As a guitarist, Burke also loved synthesizers. Although he does not consider himself a keyboardist, he feels he can apply them in a simple way, as an artist trying capture moments.

 

Burke is currently in the midst of recording, “We Were Here, Now We Disappear,”which he coins as, “Modern synth / keyboard pop compositions influenced by 80’s and 90’s anglophile rock.” It is a collection of instrumentals, some of which were written but never recorded during his stints with The Mansions, La Fin Du Monde and Gruv Projekt. 

 

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