"It sounds like Johnathan has written a soundtrack to a sequel film for 'That Thing You Do,' if there ever were to be one."
Born in Pittsburgh, PA and now residing in Nashville, TN, Johnathan Pushkar is known for his unique blend of modern power pop songwriting and 60's pop influence. His biggest influences are the pop artists of the "British Invasion," including The Beatles, Herman's Hermits, The Searchers, and more.
His single, "The Girl Next Door" was debuted by Rodney Bingenheimer on SirusXM's Underground Garage, where it reached JEM Records owner, Marty Scott. Within 72 hours of the song hitting radio, Johnathan was signed to JEM Records as their newest (and youngest!) artist.
"The Girl Next Door" went on to debut at #1 on 14 indie radio stations' charts around the world and placed in the Top 10 charts of more than 20 stations globally.
His second single, "Isabella," also debuted at #1 on 11 indie radio stations' charts, and placed in the Top 10 charts of more than 17 stations globally.
Upon hearing his songs, many people cite the film "That Thing You Do!" as a musical reference point, and that should come as no surprise. Pushkar's deepest influences and passions lie in researching, preserving, and spreading knowledge about vintage pop music from the roots of the power pop movement.
When he's not writing songs, Pushkar collects Rickenbacker guitars, vinyl records, and manages his LEGO-themed persona online, MiniSuperHeroesToday.