JJGunn is comprised of Johny B(singer/guitarist/songwriter/arranger), Bobby Fry Jr. aka JR (bass), Latwan Kelley (keys), and Jamie Fuhrman (drums).
JohnyB is originally from Baltimore but has lived and played all over the world. He started playing when he was 10. He mastered his craft by learning from renowned artist like The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, and of course Jimi Hendrix. He moved to Detroit after he turned 18 to become the front man for the band ‘Seduce’. Seduce opened for Saxon, Iggy Pop, and Motorhead at Harpo’s. The band decided to go 3 piece and move to LA. Johny cleaned up his life from drugs and alcohol and started inspirational speaking. He traveled the world for almost 30 years helping people. He teamed up with Jimmy Mast and John Martin leading to building a whole team for JJGunn’s success.
JR grew up in Ephrata, PA and has been a staple of the music scene for years. He’s been known to play with bands with little to no rehearsal and excel. He is known for his well refined ear. He joined JJGunn shortly after it’s foundation and hasn’t looked back. With inspiration from Jaco Pastorius, he has been apart of the foundation that makes up JJGunn’s sound.
Latwan was born in 1995 and grew up in Atlanta, GA. His dad created the environment for him to start learning keyboards at the age of 4. His passion continued to prosper until he had the opportunity to play in public for the first time at his local church when he was 12. That gave him the confidence to pursue his dreams in music. Through his life, John Legend, Bob Marley, and Beyonce have been major music inspirations. With no formal training, he has learned to play by ear, giving him a unique talent for picking up the feel of the song. He has recently signed with JJGunn. The band is happy to have Latwan on keys bringing the soulful feel their songs require.
Jamie was born in 1982 and started playing and studying drums at age 3. He has studied under Clyde Luccas who has played with Ray Charles, Jim Pyne aka The funky drummer, Mike Johnston, Peter Erskine the drummers hall of fame inductee, and the Stanton Moore from the drum academy in New Orleans and many more. He has also earned a bachelors of arts degree in percussion from Berklee College Of Music. His passion to spread joy and knowledge of the most amazing instrument in the world, the art of drumming, is what motivates him. He his a crucial part of JJGunn’s feel.