JF WHITNEY - Music, Photography, Art, Film and Design.
"Absolutely crazed but beautiful" THE VILLAGE VOICE
"F*ck*ng Brilliant!" - JOHN COOPER CLARKE
"This is sooo cuuute!"- EARTHA KITT
"Jazzy, quirky and thoroughly bohemian" PENNY RIMBAUD
"A fine mutilation!" JELLO BIAFRA
"The last of the true English bohemians" GREG FOAT
"Amazing musical scientist and experimenter of genres" JAMBOREE
"The best beatnik in the world" YVAN SERRANO FONTOVA
"The Eric Ambler of the drums" JAKE VEGAS
"Suave is as suave does" AISHA KHAN
"Mysterious and intriguing" WAKE UP SCREAMING
"All-round f****** genius" PETER THOMAS / EXPLODING CINEMA
Mr Whitney has played live shows all over the world and appeared on 70+ recorded releases, while having performed & collaborated with:
THE FLAMING STARS, THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE, THE TROPICS OF CANCER, BILLY CHILDISH, THE STING-RAYS, MINXUS, JELLO BIAFRA, JAKE VEGAS, POLECATS, GLEN MATLOCK, HIGHTOWN CROWS, PALOMA FAITH and many others.
BBC Radio sessions/broadcasts include JOHN PEEL, RADIO 6, CLIVE ANDERSON, MARC RILEY, MARK RADCLIFFE, MARK LAMARR, SEAN HUGHES, RESONANCE FM, GLR.TV:BBC2, ITV, C4, MTV., ROCKPALAST (WDR Germany)
Music compositions in feature films: BRUNA SURFISTINA, PLAYING WITH PIHRANAS.
Film music commissions: THE EGO'S EYE, THE CALLING, SHE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE MOON
Cavendish Music Library compositions used by BBC, DISNEY XD, PULL AND BEAR, NINJA WARRIOR and General Broadcasting in USA, GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN, PAN AFRICA & ASIA, AUSTRALIA, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, POLAND, FINLAND
Instruments played: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Bouzouki, Violin, Keys, Ukelele, Melodica, Autoharp, Flageolet
Short Film screenings include:
RAINDANCE, LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MANHATTAN ("THE HUNGRY GHOST RHAPSODY" Nominated for BEST MUSIC VIDEO) PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL ("TROLLMORS VUGGESANG" Nominated for BEST AUDIENCE REACTION 2012, "ALL THE WORLD'S A CAGE" Nominated for BEST ART/EXPERIMENTAL FILM 2014, "MY DOG" Nominated for BEST LOCAL FILM 2015, "I'M HURTING/THE BITTER CUP" Nominated for BEST ART FILM 2017) "IDEOCRACY: PROPHECY AND LOSS" Nominated for BEST MUSIC FILM 2018, BRITISH SHORTS BERLIN, EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, CURZON MAYFAIR, REGENT ST CINEMA, RIO CINEMA,THE HORSE HOSPITAL, QUAD CINEMA (New York) FUTURE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Tokyo)
Photography publications include TIME OUT, TATLER, BIZARRE, NUDE, MUSICIAN, CAMDEN CHRONICLE, JOCKEY SLUT (UK) XLR8R (US), JUNGE WELT (Germany), MA'ARIV (Israel)
Has held solo art & photography exhibitions in LONDON, DUBLIN, BERLIN and GENEVA.
Design clients include: RADIO DAYS, THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT and STRANGER THAN PARADISE.