Arts Derbyshire

Artist profile

Johnny Dysfunctional

JOHNNY Dysfunctional is a prolific songwriter, poet, singer, performer and story teller, who on stage and with his recordings is always gathering fresh support and new fans.

He performs solo or with a band.

His clever songs of life are laced with humour and social comment. Expect the unexpected.

His latest song Last Chance Saloon – Johnny Dysfunctional by Johnny Dysfunctional (

Creative Genre

  • Johnny has written more than a thousand songs. He has two published books. One under his real name Alan Charnley called 'Facing Surgery-Don't Be A Scaredy Cat.' The book is aimed at nervous patients needing reassurance before going under surgery. The second book under his pen name Marmaduke Jinks is 'Re-incarnation for Beginners.'

Work Undertaken

  • Johnny writes his own shows and enters them in fringe events

Work in Education

  • Johnny has worked as a Samaritan



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