Montréal-born John “JB” Britton (DJ Johnny Calzone) has been DJing for almost 20 years. Growing up in a household where the record player or the radio was always on, his love affair with music started early. His father was an avid record collector and took pride in his music collection. John yearned to have a collection all his own.
At the age of 9, John purchased his first album — Dream Police by Cheap Trick, which he still owns. At 10, he started working, and that meant money in his pocket for weekly outings to record stores to buy albums. By his mid-teens, John’s collection of albums numbered in the hundreds.
John’s passion for music continued to grow, and he started playing drums. While out one night at a bar that played ska, punk rock, reggae, and old-school soul, he met some guys who asked him to join their ska band as a percussion player. John agreed, and the band, Me, Mom & Morgentaler, gained a following in Montréal and beyond. John spent the next eight years touring with the band, playing bars and clubs and eventually larger venues and festivals all across the continent.