Phoenix based Huntington Beach native Johnny Zapp is best known for his work writing and publishing rock singles for film and television projects. With Johnny typically performing all guitars, bass, drums and vocals himself, his music is best described as organic rock and roll, deeply rooted in ‘70s rock and punk. On the artist/writer roster for Getty Images Music since spring 2008, television credits include Pimp My Ride; MTV 10 on Top, ESPN Coverage of the PGA Tour, various Red Bull promos and most recently, season two of the Nat Geo travel/culinary/marine-life smash, Into The Drink.
This modest success would lead to worldwide distribution through Island Def Jam Music Group, with nearly two dozen Johnny Zapp singles available for purchase via iTunes and most major digital media outlets. FM rock radio in major cities such as Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orange County and parts of Europe have added a handful of the tracks into rotation as well.
Johnny is also a magazine columnist and black and white film photography artist. With a passion for old school choppers, vintage Americana and ‘60s counterculture, he freelances for a few major hot rod, motorcycle, art and culture publications. The stories are most often traveling pieces consisting of saddling up on his ‘64 Harley, logging hundreds of miles and documenting the journey with black and white film and words. Often times the excursions are centered on retro locations or films such as the iconic 1969 classic, Easy Rider.
When not riding his motorcycle, shooting film or working on music; Zapp is known to write exciting columns on lingerie, ladies fashion and romance for various lifestyle magazines. Johnny recently launched his own website, The Chivalrous Life, ( www.thechivalrouslife.com ), dedicated to the importance of romance, chivalry and lingerie as a way of life. Armed with an extensive knowledge of ladies fashion, Johnny offers a unique and refreshing writing style on these topics given his uncanny ability to appeal to both male and female audiences alike.
Johnny Zapp is nothing less than a genuine, creative old soul. From vintage choppers, to rock and roll, to ladies fashion and lingerie, he’s got us covered and looks good doing it!
Watch for Johnny on the road with his bike, attending fashion events or performing the occasional live gig.