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Johnny Pisano, Brooklyn Bass Player Photo taken by Kyra Kverno

Johnny Pisano

An established Brooklyn bassist and his debut album Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria

Who is Johnny Pisano?

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bass Player, Johnny Pisano has toured internationally in the Punk and Rock music scenes for over 20 years. Working with artists both in recording studios and on the road, Johnny has performed alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Steven Van Zandt, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Mike Peters, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Deborah Harry, Kate Pierson (B-52’s), Leonard Graves Phillips (The Dickies), Cheetah Chrome, Peter Criss, David Johansen, Robert Gordon, Jimmy Vivino, Glen Matlock, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The Counting Crows, Nancy Pelosi, Fred Armisen (“SNL”), and many, many more.

Johnny’s various bass lines, songwriting, and vocal contributions can be heard on Ryan Adams,’ “Rock N Roll” and “Love Is Hell Part 1, and Part 2,” Marky Ramone and the Intruders’ “The Answer to Your Problems,” The Alarm’s “Strength 2015,” Willie Nile’s “American Ride,” “Hard Times in the UK,” “World War Willie,” and Positively Bob. Jesse Malin’s “To Be Somebody” (Bellvue), “The Fine Art of Self Destruction,” “The Heat,” and various singles, including “Broken Radio,” featuring Bruce Springsteen, and more.

Johnny Pisano on TV

His television appearances include MTV, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers in the 8G Band,” “VH1’s “The Big Morning Buzz,” and “The Artie Lange Show.” He has played electric and upright bass on the soundtrack for the film, “A Perfect Stranger,” starring Bruce Willis, and has appeared playing bass on TV shows such as “The Affair,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “666 Park Avenue,” “Smash,” “Onion News,” “Forever,” and more.

Johnny Pisano on Stage

He has played on Broadway and across the U.S. with “50 Shades the Musical” and in the pit of the completely improvised musical, “Baby Wants Candy.” He has performed with The Charlotte, NC and Omaha , NE Symphony Orchestras in “A Tribute to The Rolling Stones.”

Johnny Pisano, Screen Actor

Johnny can be seen as an extra in “Vinyl,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Sopranos,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Delivery Man,” “Person of Interest,” “Royal Pains,” “Gotham,” “Law & Order,” “White Collar,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Definitely Maybe,” “I Hate Valentine’s Day,” “Onion News/Sports Dome,” and more.

Johnny’s Album Punk Rock Pizzeria

Johnny Pisano recently released his debut album, Johnny Pisano’s Punk Rock Pizzeria, a collection of material he has written on and off over the past 20 years. It is available on iTunes, Spotify and all other platforms.

Johnny’s version of “One Guitar” (reggae style) from Punk Rock Pizzeria

Johnny playing with Willie Nile and Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen

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