He used to lock himself in his bedroom and entertain himself with his father’s tape-deck and shitty guitar. in 1999, Irwin moved to Yogyakarta to start his study at Sanata Dharma University. As he was doing his study there, he found lots of talented people who shared the same interests. at this year also he created bangkutaman along with Bayu, Acum (Wahyu Nugroho), and Deni.
Later on, bangkutaman found the most definite sound and soul in the famous formation consisted of 3 people; Acum (vocal-bass), Irwin (backing vocal-guitars), and Dedyck (drums). They were really into the Stone Roses and Irwin was heavily influenced by John Squire and other indie/brit-pop guitar hero from U.K. Bangkutaman was known as folk-rock with acid atmosphere of madchester sounds band and Irwin was greatly represent the hard-rock side as he began to explore knowledge about Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. As time goes by, Irwin became the lead-guitar and song-writer of bangkutaman.
For 5 years, Irwin and bangkutaman had a great run but when it was 2005, everyone started to see things differently. J. Irwin left bangkutaman and made a new project called Johnny & the Pistol Heroes. Irwin found psychedelic, blues, hard-rock, and virtuosity guitar style as the basic idea of Johnny & the Pistol Heroes. Johnny & the Pistol Heroes consists of Irwin (Guitars), Oka (Vocals), Gober (Bass), and Ali (Drums).
Right now, Irwin is building his own studio called Townside Studio. He also works as a music correspondent for a campus magazine called “Dialogue” belongs to Sanata Dharma University. With his own studio, he makes songs for indie-films by J-Toku Community and also doing his solo project where he actually sings. Irwin also began to explore his knowledge on sound-engineering in his own home-studio which he got from Gembus, Ari Wulu, Kang Narko, and Ojie.
Until today, Irwin still locks himself in a room (studio) with his guitar and sound-system, entertaining his mind and soul. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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