Johnny Marr is a British guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a member of The Smiths. After the band disbanded in 1987, Marr went on to play with The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. His own band, The Healers, released the album Boomslang in 2003. Marr's debut solo album, The Messenger, was released in 2013. His sophomore disc, Playland, was released in October.