Johnny Bourke

County Tipperary

Johnny is a new and exciting Irish musician who is bringing guitar back into pop. His sound, fresh and fluid, echoes artists such as Shawn Mendes, Khalid, and John Mayer.
No stranger to the live scene, he has crafted a career as a session musician playing all over the world including shows in Australia and New Zealand within the first half of 2020. In summer 2019, Johnny linked up with London producer Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes), together they came up with the scintillating debut track ‘Can't Do Without'.


Already receiving consistent airplay on several popular radio stations including RTE Radio 1, Go Q Radio, SPIN SouthWest, Red Fm, LMFM, KCLR, Tipp Fm, Midlands 103, 8 Radio, KFM, and many more ...

'Can't Do Without' is the uplifting summer anthem that 2020 is crying out for. It's an ode to the one we simply cannot resist. Produced by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes) and mastered by multiple Grammy winner Randy Merrill (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, ... ) this is the eagerly awaited debut track from Johnny Bourke.

"All I need is a single chance to get it right and show her that I'm the one for her. One word, one night, one time."

'Can't Do Without' is available on all major streaming platforms now!!!


RTE Radio 1 Recommended Playlist 19/06/2020 - present.

RGM : Reyt Good Magazine -

"Bourke’s voice is simply gorgeous; it’s deep and comforting like a hot chocolate during a thunderstorm. The track itself oozes pop appeal – it’s a bubbly summer song with some stunning guitar chords. Johnny has worked with some high profile names on this song; it was produced by Jackson Dimiglio-Wood (Shawn Mendes) and mastered by multiple Grammy winner Randy Merrill which speaks well for the artist and the career he surely has ahead."

Indie Buddie -

"This summer number drifts coolly on smooth pop hooks and zesty spurts on guitar. Bourke adds a dash of edge into this radio friendly gem with a jangly guitar riff between the dreamy melody. The song has a groovy R&B funk flavour that complements the charm of Bourke’s warm country- esque vocals. With a buoyant drum beat creating wiggle ready infectiousness, catchy chorus and a steamy solo weaved between the humid crescendo, ‘Can’t Do Without’ is an impressive sweet as pie indie pop bop." 

Mac Music -

“I was taken back by the energy that Johnny Bourke met me with. This prosperous look on life is something that Bourke has also managed to portray in his song crafting trade.”

Music Is The Home For Your Pain -

"“Can’t Do Without” has a light and airy instrumental, complete with an electric guitar solo in the middle eight that’s just perfect for the summer. The lyrics express longing for someone and the overall happiness you experience once you see them. Bourke’s vocals lend to the pop sphere and also carry a bit of American country in the styling and phrasing, which is sure to appeal to a diverse range of music fans."

Our Muchness Guide -

"When you think of summer what do you think of? Cold drinks. Chill vibes. Sunshine. Summer loving. Well imagine all the best parts of the summer wrapped up in a song and you’d have ‘Can’t Do Without’. This is Ireland’s answer to Shawn Mendes and I, for one, welcome our new bluesy pop front man, Johnny Bourke."

Photo: Paudie Bourke

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