John E Smoke was the nickname given to me, largely because my name is indeed Jon and I rather like the band The Butthole Surfers who have a song of the same name. It is nothing to do with any sort of smoking habit, past or present. I am deaf and blind courtesy of a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome, hence I now go by the name BLIND JOHNNY SMOKE. This little corner of the internet, exists to try and pull together my various creative endeavours in one place.
I am one of the founder members of cult UK electronic punk act Flesh Eating Foundation. As well as FEF and being a solo artist, I am also part of the musical acts The Mannequin Factory, Sideblinder, Melatonal and Men With Mallets. I am also a photographer, film maker, spoken word performer and I also try my hand at making odd musical instruments and noise boxes. I am also a keen supporter of Guide Dogs UK and The Eye Fund charities, so if you feel motivated by any o the material you encounter here please consider popping them a donation.