Mixing Punk Rock with Grunge, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave, Garage Rock and Goth, add a soupçon of theatre and you have Healthy Junkies. Glamorous yet rebel lead punkster Nina Courson moved to London after she ran away from home to pursue her own rock n roll rite of passage.. Destiny awaited when she found guitarist Phil-Honey-Jones who at the time was in a psychedelic rock – outfit named Nurotica. Phil had left his dysfunctional home as a young lad as well, and the two went on their way seeking solace in the world of music. Naming the band Healthy Junkies, reflecting the mental health epidemic currently spreading like wildfire through the core of the western society. Nina and Phil arrived at this name as a reaction/rebellion to the numbing and dumbing down of the use of so many pharmaceutical meds such as Prozac, Fluoxetine and OxyContin.
In late 2013 Healthy Junkies added Dave Whitmore on bass and Tony Alda on drums hitting the road in the UK and Europe building a decent size following in both the UK and Erope.. Support slots along the way have included The Rezillos, Sham 69, Walter Lure, The Professionals, GBH, Vice Squad, Theatre of hate, The Sex gang children, 999, The Vibrators and Spizz Energi. Also an upcoming support with The Buzzcocks in July at the legendary 100club in July is booked. They toured the U.S. West Coast for the first time in October/November 2018. Rodney Bingenheimer former KROQ DJ and current Sirius XM DJ gave the band many airplay spins which inspired them to make that leap over the pond. The band have relentlessly toured and been on the road constantly since their formation. 2023 will see the band release their 6th studio album with a UK tour to go with it.
They have been played on the radio by the likes of BBC Radio London introducing by Gary Crowley, BBC Jersey, Fresh on the net, Amazing Radio, Planet Rock, Total Rock, Lava TV and Blank TV. as well as many Internet Radios. They were also featured in a music documentary called The United Kingdom of pop, a 2 part series which tells the story of Rock’n’roll from its beginnings to now. They were interviewed alongside legends such as DJ Don Letts and Lynval Golding from the Specials. It was presented and shown on ARTE TV which is one of the most important channels in France and Germany with millions of viewers and as of 2023 it has also been aired on Sky Arts in the UK. They have also appeared in numerous magazines such as Vive le Rock Rock,Louder than War, Big Cheese Magazine, Big take over magazine, Devolution Magazine, Punk Globe, Punk Lounge and more.
Healthy Junkies are a key figure in the alternative underground scene and they have built quite a fan base over the years. They will be playing at various festivals in 2023 including the mighty Rebellion punk festival in August 2023.
Phil and Nina also have been running their own monthly night in Camden, London for 10 years now. It is called Punk and Roll Rendezvous. Alongside the monthly night they host a successful annual 3 day Punk and roll rendezvous festival .
Punk and roll rendezvous and Healthy junkies have one main goal; that is to bring people together. People from across the board wishing to express themselves and be authentic without prejudice.