Johann Ponniah
Director, I OH YOU

Johann created Melbourne music company I OH YOU in late 2009 when he received a final notice for an overdue gas bill and in a last ditch attempt to pay it off (and one of many attempts to impress cute girls) decided to throw a house party and charged a ‘donation’ fee. The party ended up being a massive hit and raised more than enough money to keep the stove working, sadly no cute girls were impressed. Since then I OH YOU has thrown parties all over the east coast of Australia and hosted acts like Foals, Yeasayer, OFWGKTA and The Drums. The brand has also extended to function as a record label that releases DZ Deathrays, Snakadaktal and Bleeding Knees Club while also promoting tours for international acts such as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Bass Drum Of Death and The Death Set. The gas is still on however he is still yet to impress any cute girls.

Johann features on the 2012 Face The Music session:

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