Jonny Yucuis

Co Founder | Business Manager | Air Guitar Master

Jonny Yucuis
Co Founder | Business Manager | Air Guitar Master

"I see MTMM as the spark that gets the flame burning for the Rochester music scene. It’s been ready to go for some time. I see music fans of Rochester coming together and being able to consistently see artists and bands that would normally only play up in the Twin Cities or Chicago in their home town."

Phone: (507) 450-0494
Location: Rochester, MN

    Jonny hails from Winona, MN. Life and work brought him to Rochester, where he lives with his wife Brianna, baby Cece, and resident cat Bosco.

    During the day, Jonny is a Project Manager for the Design and Marketing company, CWS. When he’s not juggling work projects, Jonny spends time playing music on a number of instruments: guitar, piano, bass, and drums. He also dabbles in songwriting/recording (he’ll occasionally bust out the vocals, too, but only when no one is listening). His other hobbies include biking and spending time with his family and friends.

    “Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. It started with my dad relentlessly quizzing me on the names of the bands playing on classic rock radio until I had no choice but to start liking the music. Picked up the guitar when I was 15 and have been playing, writing, and loving music ever since.”

     

    Musical Tastebuds

    Favorite Genres:
    Rock, Folk, Alt Country, Jazz Piano

    Bands / Artists:
    Apollo Cobra, Alabama Shakes, The Arcs, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Beatles, Ben Folds Five, Blitzen Trapper, Led Zeppelin, Dr. Dog, The Extraordinaires, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Led Zeppelin, Lemon Twigs, London Souls, Low Cut Connie, Lucius, Muse, Rolling Stones, The Sheepdogs, Trampled By Turtles, Wilco

    Favorite song:
    Way too hard to decide.

    Guilty pleasure artist:
    None that I’m willing to admit currently, but back in the day…Hanson and Shania Twain (wasn’t she everybody’s guilty pleasure?)

    When you can’t decide on music, who is your go-to artist?
    The Sheepdogs

     

    Random Facts About Jonny:

    Favorite movie/TV show:
    Arrested Development

    Favorite food:
    Jack’s Pizza

    What always makes you laugh?
    Mitch Hedberg

    If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
    Make music and go to concerts

    What fictional place would you most like to go?
    Hogwarts

    What item tops your Bucket List?
    Trip to New Zealand

    What stereotype do you completely live up to?
    Apparently my midwestern accent is very obvious to others when I travel outside of Minnesota.

    When do you feel truly alive?
    Finding a new great band/song, listening to it for the first time, and realizing how good it is.

    Do you have any unique/embarrassing/stupid talents?
    I can make an elephant noise.

    If you had to change your name, what would you choose?
    Jorny