Based in Holland, Johnny B.A.N.G Reilly is a transient poet, a voiceover artist and a father.  Everyday, he works to find his natural vibrancy and vitality, and support others in finding their own. He’s true to himself and to the people he connects with through his words.

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When I first get to meet Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly… Reilly speaks in punctuated, verse-like phrases. His responses to my questions seem to arrive as fully formed from his head as do the spoken word, “visual” poems he has become known for.

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“It was the characteristic dark voice and rhythm of the narrator Johnny BANG Reilly which I had recognized…..Johnny Bang Reilly was, in his own words, “a child born into cigarette smoke, canned food, white bread, and beatings.

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“Words can vividly paint pictures, but when they’re paired with visuals, those words come to life even more. Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly, a 50-year-old former homeless man turned poet…”

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“Johnny “Bang” Reilly is 50-year-old transient poet living in the UK. He is also a filmmaker focused on the deeper themes of mixed martial arts, like addiction and self-identity….”

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“NOSTALGIA made my day. It’s a powerful short film that can be best described as poetry in motion….. Written and spoken by Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly …”

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