Healthy Junkies

May 16, 2020

Mixing Punk Rock with Grunge, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave, Garage, Glam and Goth Rock, add a soupçon of theatre and you have Healthy Junkies. Glamorous yet rebel lead punkster Nina Courson moved to London after she ran away from her home in Paris to pursue her own rock n roll rite of passage.. Destiny awaited when she found guitarist Phil-Honey-Jones in a Soho gig called PUNK. The two went on their way seeking solace in the world of music. Naming the band Healthy Junkies, reflecting the mental health epidemic currently spreading like wildfire through the core of western society. Nina and Phil arrived at this name as a reaction/rebellion to the numbing and dumbing down of nations with the use of so many pharmaceutical meds such as Prozac and other addictive drugs.

Healthy Junkies are looking to burn out the liars with fire…

In late 2013 Healthy Junkies added Dave Whitmore on bass and Tony Alda ( later to be replaced by Pumpy) on drums hitting the road in the UK and Europe building a decent size following, filling the Arena stage room for Rebellion Punk Festival 3 times now. Support slots have included The Rezillos, Sham 69, The UK Subs, Walter Lure, The Professionals, GBH, Vice Squad, Theatre of hate, The Sex gang children, 999, The Vibrators and Spizz Energi. Other major UK festivals the band have played are Camden Rocks festival and HRH Punk festival at the academy in Sheffield.

They toured the US West Coast for the first time in October/November 2018. Rodney Bingenheimer (Sirius XM /KROQ DJ) and Brian Foss (KEXP Radio in Seattle) gave the band many airplay spins which inspired them to make that leap over the pond..

The band are just about to hear back to Europe for a short tour with USA band MK Ultra. The 2 bands have written and releasing a collaborative single called ‘Kill the hate (UK and the USA)’. This will be the theme tune for the tour. Then before the end of 2019 Healthy Junkies head off on your with 3 other quality bands on what they are calling the Lips can kill tour of the UK.

They have been played on radios like BBC Radio London introducing by Gary Crowley, BBC 6 Fresh on the net with Tom Robinson, BBC Jersey, Amazing Radio, Planet Rock, Total Rock, Lava TV and Blank TV. as well as many Internet Radios. They were part of a music documentary called The United Kingdom of pop, a 32 part series which tells the story of Rock’n’roll from its beginnings to now alongside legends such as DJ Don Letts and Lynval Golding from the Specials. It was presented and shown on ARTE TV which is one of the most important channels in France and Germany with millions of viewers. They have also appeared in numerous magazines such as Vive le Rock ( a feature in the March edition ),Louder than War, Big Cheese Magazine, Big take over magazine, Devolution Magazine, Punk Globe, Eighth Day, Punk Lounge. Safety Pin Magazine have just featured Healthy Junkies in their latest issue which includes a free ‘Retrospective album’ of 12 HJ songs on the cover.

Phil and Nina also have been running their own monthly night in Camden, London for seven years now. It is called Punk and Roll Rendezvous. The night has become so such a phenomenon that they decided to host a 3- day festival which they have done so in 2017,2018 2019 and will do again in 2020.. The criteria for the night is FREE entry and always with at least one band on the bill from outside London, sometimes abroad.

Punk and roll rendezvous and Healthy junkies have one main goal; that is to bring people together. People from across the board wishing to express themselves and be authentic without prejudice.

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Links to spotify, i tunes  and soundcloud :
Watch Healthy Junkies music video "All Talk"


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