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Welcome to the KingKong Rocker's website! Come on in, kick your shoes off, put your feet up, sit back and listen! or...Keep them on and step to Tenry's 2009 New Release: "Moving On"...

Click below to hear 30 second mp3 samples.

  1. Move On...Don't Stop
  2. You're Alright
  3. What's Wrong
  4. I Ain't Gonna Cheat
  5. You're All I Need
  6. Ain't Comin' Back
  7. Get Out Of That Mess
  8. I'm In Love
  9. Live Your Life
10. You Got The Blues
11. Just Like You
12. Rockin' In America

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Why Tenry Is Called "The King Kong Rocker"

Tenry Johns has come a long way from his humble beginnings in a small town in the Delta called Shelby, Mississippi. He started his own band at the age of 15 while he while still in high school.

After graduating in the mid '60s, his family moved to Chicago. Shortly after hitting town, Tenry looked up his cousin, notable local singer/songwriter and performer, Johnny Drummer, and the two started playing together regularly.

Eventually, Tenry and his brothers formed "The Johns Bros. Band" with the fabulous Denise LaSalle and Bill Coday fronting the band.

After years of performing around Chicago and surrounding areas, Tenry met Harry Glen from Marvel Records. They worked together on releasing his first 4 song EP.

Some of his other experiences include teaming up with the Gemico label recording group called "The Notations", and as the bandleader for the touring band, "Nitro".

After the group broke up, Tenry's focus turned to writing and producing his own songs. Tenry's latest release: "Moving On" is his fourth self-produced CD on the Tenry Music label. Like his previous releases...

  • So What
  • Need Your Love
  • In Here Tonight

... "Moving On" continues to offer up funky grooves, upbeat blues and rockin' soul with an occassional touch of country/rock here and there.

Be sure to take a moment and check out some of the 30 second sound samples from each CD. Select the album covers in the right column or go to the Listen & Buy page. Just listen and you will soon understand why they call Tenry "The King Kong Rocker".

To hear sample tracks from TJ's previous releases select album cover shown below:
 
So What
 
Need Your Love
 
In Here Tonight