Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit are an English folk rock band signed to Lost Highway. They are fronted by Johnny Flynn (also known as Joe Flynn), an actor, poet and songwriter who cites W.B. Yeats and Shakespeare among his influences. He is a member of the 'Propeller' theatre troupe, acting in several plays including Twelfth Night. Band members of 'The Sussex Wit' include Matt Edmonds, Adam Beach, Joe Zeitlin, Lillie Flynn and Johnny Flynn.
Flynn was chosen as one of Fricke's Picks in Rolling Stone magazine, August, 2008. Critic David Fricke called his debut A Larum "marvelous" and "buoyant." He has also been called "the next poster boy of the nu-folk scene" by the London Times.
Flynn has also began to wield an influence over up and coming bands, such as Daljit Dhaliwal, a four-piece from Leeds who name-check him in their song 'Matilda'.
- "A Larum" (2008)
Biography from Wikipedia