Dr Johny Lamb

Job title
Lecturer, Music
Email
johny.lamb@falmouth.ac.uk

Johny is a lecturer specialising in the study of popular music. He is a songwriter, composer, sometime producer, and multi-instrumentalist who, under the name Thirty Pounds of Bone has released five albums (one in collaboration with Philip Reeder) and two EPs to consistent critical praise. Johny has also appeared as a musician on a further 25 internationally released albums since 2005. He has toured extensively throughout Europe as both solo artist and session musician.

Johny has worked on some more unusual projects including The Ships Log as part of Lone Twin’s Boat Project for the Cultural Olympiad, and the forthcoming Still Every Year They Went, a collection of maritime songs recorded at sea on a commercial fishing boat with composer/phonographer Philip Reeder. A short film of this project was published by the Performance Research journal. He also collaborated with Jarman award winning artist/filmaker Seamus Harahan to develop a piece in response to Mercier and Camier for the first International Samuel Beckett Festival in Enniskillen and composed songs for the Cornish town of Hayle as part of the award winning Hayle Churks oral history app. His doctoral research was concerned with songwriting's relationship to place, and the making of alt-folksong. He has a particular interest in fidelity and multi-format recording.

He co-founded and led the Drift Collective for five years (a successful DIY artist led record label). Johny began teaching at Falmouth as a research student and started his current post in February 2013. 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2014
PhD
University of the Arts London
2004
MA Digital Media
University of Sussex
2000
BA(Hons) Visual Performance
Dartington College of Arts

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Johny's research interests include: Alt-folk as a means of articulating the experience of place, the aesthetics and ideologies of recording and production, autobiography in songwriting, atavism and postmodernity in approaches to folk music and authenticity and integrity in popular music.

Research centre and group affiliations

Sonva

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Lamb, Johny and Reeder, Philip (2016) 'Still Every Year They Went'. Performance Research, 21 (2). ISSN ISSN 1469-9990 Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny and Reeder, Philip (2016) ‘still every year they went’ Studio performance at sea. Performance Research, Volume 21 (2). pp. 79-80. ISSN 1352-8165 Item availability may be restricted.
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Conference or Workshop Item

Reeder, Philip and Lamb, Johny (2015) Project Report: 'still every year they went'. In: Innovation In Music 2015, 8 June 2015, Anglia Ruskin University. (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.
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Lamb, Johny and Reeder, Philip (2015) Reeder, Philip and Lamb, Johny (2015) Project Report: 'still every year they went'. In: Innovation In Music 2015, 8 June 2015, Anglia Ruskin University. (Unpublished). In: Innovation In Music 2015, 8 June 2015, Anglia Ruskin University. (Unpublished)

Composition

Hayman, Darren and Lamb, Johny (2016) Herodsfoot, Cornwall - Thankful Villages #16. [Composition]

Lamb, Johny and Reeder, Philip and Frears, Lucy (2013) Churks, Clidgy & Doodle-Dashers songs. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny (2012) Have Done with the Celtic Phantom. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny (2012) The Ship's Log. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny (2010) Method. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny (2009) And They Go Down To It In Ships. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Lamb, Johny (2006) The Homesick Children of Migrant Mothers. [Composition] Item not available from this repository.

Media

Lamb, Johny (2015) Thirty Pounds of Bone - The Taxidermist. [Media]

Lamb, John (2013) I Cannot Sing You Here, But For Songs Of Where. [Media]
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Conference

Ferrett, D and Lamb, Johny (2015) Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015. [Conference]
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Other

Reeder, Philip and Lamb, Johny (2016) BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Radio Playback of 'still every year they went' composition 'Farewell To Grog'. UNSPECIFIED.
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Lamb, Johny and Reeder, Philip (2016) Farewell to Grogg. UNSPECIFIED.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Popular Music
Songwriting
Composition
Music Recording and Production

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Popular Music
BA(Hons) Music
BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology
MFA

Professional engagement