This is not a suicide

Healthy Junkies

Mixing Punk Rock with Grunge, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave, Garage Rock and Goth, 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 home to pursue her own rock n roll rite of passage.. Destiny awaited when she found guitarist Phil-Honey-Jones who at the time was in a psychedelic rock - outfit named Nurotica. Phil had left his dysfunctional home as a young lad as well, and 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 the western society. Nina and Phil arrived at this name as a reaction/rebellion to the numbing and dumbing down of the use of so many pharmaceutical meds such as Prozac, Fluoxetine and OxyContin. 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. 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. They toured the US West Coast for the first time in October/November 2018. Rodney Bingenheimer (Sirius XM /KROQ DJ) gave the band many airplay spins which inspired them to make that leap over the pond.. 2019 sees the band return to Rebellion festival, Camden Rocks festival and debut at HRH Punk festival at the O2 in Sheffield in October. They also just returned home from another trip to the USA having played a show for Vicky Hamilton at her birthday party. Vicky, who used to manage Guns and Roses, has set up her own record label called Dark Spark music will be releasing their version of ‘The boots are made for walking’ in the USA later this year.

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