Jonny Greenwood Biography (Wikipedia)
Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood (born 5 November 1971) is an English musician and composer. He is the lead guitarist and keyboardist of the alternative rock band Radiohead, and has written a number of film scores.
Along with his elder brother, Radiohead bassist Colin, Greenwood attended Abingdon School in Oxford, England, where he met the future band members. The youngest of the group, Greenwood was the last to join, first playing keyboards and harmonica but soon becoming lead guitarist. He abandoned a degree in music when the band signed to Parlophone; their debut single "Creep" was distinguished by Greenwood's aggressive guitar work. Radiohead have since achieved critical acclaim and sold over 30 million albums. Along with the other members of Radiohead, Greenwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.
A multi-instrumentalist, Greenwood plays bass guitar, piano, viola, and drums, among other instruments, and is a prominent player of the ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument. He incorporates electronic techniques such as programming, sampling and looping, and writes music software used by Radiohead. He described his role in the band as an arranger, helping to transform Thom Yorke's demos into finished songs. Greenwood has been named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by several publications.
- Jonny Greenwood – Rehearsing for the Promshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p07jxlwd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p07jxlwd.jpg2019-08-06T15:52:00.000ZTake a look at some of the interesting techniques used in Greenwood’s new, electronically-inspired piece.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p07jxkr5
Jonny Greenwood – Rehearsing for the Proms
- Lynne Ramsay speaks to Lauren about working with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwoodhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060h2j7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p060h2j7.jpg2018-03-02T13:00:00.000ZLynne tells Lauren the story behind one of the unique musical moments in her new film, 'You Were Never Really Here', and chats about working with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05zwm6n
Lynne Ramsay speaks to Lauren about working with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood
- "The best part of the day was waking up to new Jonny Greenwood." Paul Thomas Anderson on the Phantom Thread scorehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05w67yv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05w67yv.jpg2018-01-26T16:03:00.000ZThe Phantom Thread director sings the praises of Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, whose original soundtrack has been nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05w63b6
"The best part of the day was waking up to new Jonny Greenwood." Paul Thomas Anderson on the Phantom Thread score
- Radiohead superfan goes shopping with the band!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bd0p5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bd0p5.jpg2016-10-08T06:54:00.000ZA Radiohead superfan travelled ten hours to see them play live, and ended up shopping with the band afterwards!https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bd0pv
Radiohead superfan goes shopping with the band!
- Jonny Greenwood is a Shaun Keaveny Fan?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yhcny.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yhcny.jpg2016-06-16T07:00:00.000ZRadiohead's Jonny Greenwood tells Matt Everitt that he's a 6Music Breakfast listener.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yhcq4
Jonny Greenwood is a Shaun Keaveny Fan?
- Jonny Greenwood speaks to Stuart.https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0234bzm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0234bzm.jpg2014-07-20T21:00:00.000ZJonny Greenwood chats to Stuart about his passion for contemporary classical music, how he still finds it embarrassing to watch it performed and plans for Radiohead’s ninth albumhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0234c0b
Jonny Greenwood speaks to Stuart.
- Colin Greenwood's post-gig tourbus throwdownhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cb0jm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cb0jm.jpg2013-07-04T15:55:00.000ZColin and Jonny Greenwood re-enact their post-gig tourbus throwdown.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01cb018
Colin Greenwood's post-gig tourbus throwdown
Jonny Greenwood Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2019: Prom 70: Jonny Greenwood
The Sound of Nonesuch Records
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Thom Yorke's new ideas for a live show
Thom Yorke steps outside his comfort zone
Thom Yorke in conversation with Mary Anne Hobbs
Thom Yorke on writing the score for Suspiria
The time Thom Yorke introduced James Brown live at the Hollywood Bowl
Thom Yorke on taking his first steps in writing music for film
"My grandma bought me Mungo Jerry's In The Summertime. I still love that song!" - Thom Yorke on his first music memories
Thom Yorke on Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury performance
Adam Buxton: What's so special about Radiohead?
Radiohead superfan goes shopping with the band!