John Butler (JBT)
The Re-Release of
The first studio recordings of both John Butler of the John Butler Trio and Ozzie Rea aka DJ MC O, rapper for the Australian band Proton and the Austin,Texas based band MCO and the Flong All-Stars.
John Butler John Butler Trio
Proton, DJ MC O, MC O and the Flong all Stars
After leaving his apartment in 1994 with the intention to start a band, the first person, Ozzie Rea encountered was John Butler. The two met at D Street in Encinitas, California and agreed to start a band. The line-up expanded to include Taria on bass, Justin Bancroft on lead guitar and Desiree on Congas. Their first show was at the Metaphor Cafe in Escondido, California. That show was professionally recorded and will be released as a live album, which will include never heard before (unless you were at the show) songs from John Buler and DJ MC O.
John returned to Australia in 1995, and Ozzie Rea went down under in 1997. John's career was taking off and Ozzie was asked to join the established Perth Funk Band Proton. Jason McGann was the drummer for both Proton and the JBT. The two played together New Years Eve 1999 at the Fillimore Hotel in Fremantle.