Johnny Zirkel

Songwriter, Producer, Engineer

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Currently working as lead developer for Sounds of the Underground (which airs on CBS), Johnny has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in alternative rock such as Frank Iero, August Burns Red, MEST, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Dirty Heads, Craig Owens, Alesana, and more.

Johnny Zirkel is an industry recognized songwriter, producer, and engineer. From spearheading production on the TV series Sounds of the Underground to working as a songwriter with acclaimed artist, to being a founding member of the internationally recognized nonprofit, Reverse The Trend, Johnny has been able to work in most aspects of the music industry.

Johnny has written with numerous producers and artists including Matt Squire (Panic! At the Disco, All Time Low), Ronnie Winter Defoe (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus), John Espy (Dua Lipa, Breathe Carolina, Rivals), Dirty Heads, and Rob Freeman, and is always open to helping both established and up and coming artists with any writing needs.

Johnny has engineered, mixed, and mastered live performances by Frank Iero, August Burns Red, MEST, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Dirty Heads, Craig Owens, Alesana, and more.

Aside from working with other artists, Johnny releases and tours with his own music as The Wildfires Projekt.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tim L.
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    Great to work with!

  2. Review by Connor R.
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    Johnny is an exceptionally talented and driven individual, his musicianship reflects that. Whether that is working in the studio or creating music that others can truly relate too; Johnny excels in this line of work always putting the artist's creative process first. A very personable, awesome guy to work with.

  3. Review by Felicia Reynozo
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    John is awesome and easy to work with. Great work ethic and goes above an beyond for the artist. Willing to try anything in the creating process.

  4. Review by Trevor Lawrence
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    Johnny Zirkel is a hard working artist who is extremely knowledgable in all aspects of music from the gear/hardware used in recording and mixing/mastering enviroments all the way too the stage for live production. He is also a stellar guitarist, singer songwriter, and performer. Alongside all his knowledge and skills he can connect with people and an audience and out of that reaping wonderful relationships.

  5. Review by Benjamin Gideon
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    I’ve personally worked with Johnny and we were literally able to record a track in 15 minutes after 15 min of set up. He is knowledgeable and takes great care of his clients. He is personable and enjoyable to work with. I’ve also worked on other projects with him where he spent more time helping perfect what I was aiming to do with suggestions and well thought out engineering.

  6. Review by Julia Pearl
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    Johnny is very professional and easy to work with. His creativity is out of this world. Super genuine artist and person. I can’t wait to work with him again soon!

  7. Review by Ashley
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    Johnny is very professional, and fun to work with. Communicative and creative. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is trying to foster a worthwhile music relationship with someone that knows their stuff!

  8. Review by Collin Fiol
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    Johnny is an amazing dude who is amazing at what he does. He's incredibly fun and easy to work with. We got to work with him on Sounds Of The Underground and we couldn't be happier with the results. We really hope to work with Johnny again in the future.

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A Letter To Myself

I was the Singer, Songwriter, Co-Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

When working as a producer, my job is to produce you. That does not include any mixing, mastering, or studio fees. Tracking at my location (minus live drums) is included.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Yellowcard
  • Senses Fail
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools 12
  • Waves Plug-Ins
  • SSD Drums
  • Positive Grid Amps
  • Neve and sE Electronics Mics
  • Marshall JVM410
  • Bogner Uberschall
  • Output and Massive Synths
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