"You created the atmosphere. In the evening I looked across the lawn and saw/heard the sound soaring with the people sat around tables chatting. Not intrusive, just wonderful. We will never forget what you did for our baby "
- Tim Ryan,
following the wedding of his daughter
at Caldicot Castle
Don’t Tell Johnny is a popular acoustic folk band from South Wales that play a range of styles from Blues to Americana, covering songs by Tom Waits to Gillian Welch, along with a few original compositions. Their music combines touching, emotional vocals and harmonies, beautiful finger picked guitar and soaring fiddle lines to evoke a range of memorable moods and feelings.
Formed in 2011, Don’t Tell Johnny is the perfect choice for quality live music with a difference for pub evenings, parties, weddings and other special occasions – at very reasonable prices. For further information on availability and prices please contact the band at
Don’t Tell Johnny are:
Samantha Brown – Lead Vocals
Tim Brown – Vocals, Violin, Guitar
Jon Marsden – Vocals, Guitar
Nerijus Vizbickas - Bass, Guitar
Iain Allan Mills - Double Bass
Don't Tell Johnny featured in the May 2016 issue of 'Acoustic Magazine' with a small article on their music. DTJ song 'Beyond Your Wildest Dreams' was featured on the accompanying CD.
'Myn Mawr' from the 'Better Late Then Never' album has been played on the BBC Radio Wales 'Celtic Heartbeat' program hosted by Frank Hennessy.
Both 'Play on, Mr Hartley' and 'Caitlin's Daughter' have reached the Semi-Final stage of the UK Songwriting Competition.