“We’ve been looking for a long time for our own concept of music and sound. And as you know, music is a crazy business, so you go two steps forward and one step back. But in the end it's all about dreaming and believing in what you do.“ This is how Nadine Kraemer and Kolja Pfeiffer describe the development of JOHNA. The Cologne based band toured throughout Europe, the US and Canada and they've opened for acts such as Lissie, Sharon van Etten, Jennifer Rush, Nick Howard, Barclay James Harvest, Melanie Dekker, Whitehorse, and Luxuslärm. With JOHNA, they both found their perfect match in music.
With Nadine Kraemer as singer and songwriter, the band JOHNA has a heart for pop arrangements and catchy melodies that are reduced to their essentials. Each song is carried by Nadine's voice, which is characterized by personal commitment, a very emotional sound, and a closeness, since she is telling a bit of her own story in every song.
Their authentic and sophisticated music, with beautiful vocals, is perfect for leaning back and relaxing. The listener can easily hear their musical influences, such as Sarah McLachlan, Heather Nova or Jewel.
"We love to play music and are eager to find people who enjoy what we do. This is our personal motivation and we are excited taking the next step on our way.“
OPENING ACT FOR AMONG OTHERS:
SHARON VAN ETTEN
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
-“...a wonderful female voice. You will believe every single word she is singing. As she sounds professional she is ever impersonal or mellow. Beautiful backings, spanish guitars, clever arrangements, a pleasure...” regiomusik
- “...at the moment one of the most melodical and talented popbands of this region...” Kölner Stadtanzeiger
-“...What Joni Mitchell produced 30 years, Susanne Vega 20 years and Katja Werker 3 years ago, is continued by the newcomer from Cologne. Every song a chartbr.eaker, based on personal engagement from the singer. At every time you will belive her, that she tells her very own story. Switzerland had a commercial success with Lunik. Hopefully Germanys Singer/Songwriter scene will succeed too. This band is high qualificated." Folker
- “...sophisticated music to relax. Do not disturb!..." Musiker Magazin