New album Walk – Listen on Spotify
Mona is a soul and blues singer at heart. The lyrics are as important to her as the music.
She grabs the audience with an intense guitar groove and a voice that takes them back to the feel of 1930’s blues divas….. and she never lets go.
For years Mona performed in soul- and rock bands while honing her blues skills. Since blues and its predecessors are the basis of modern soul and rock, she wished to adapt a new way of expressing American roots/blues music. She has developed this into a dynamic stage show.
Mona is a popular performer on the Swedish blues scene, appearing regularly at high profile venues, festivals, and hosting blues jam sessions.
Mona Johansson – vocals, guitar
Bookings can be made with her duo or with full band.
Press/Media resources: Here you find bio, one sheet flyer, high res photos, music files, videos, and rider.
We received “Chased by Shadows” only one day before completion of the movie. The director loved the song and wanted to use it in the end titles. The whole sound and music team worked around the clock to fit it in with the existing music, but there just wasn’t time to do a re-write of the existing score, which would have been necessary to transition to the song in a natural way. We were all disappointed. – Amanda Seward, Executive Producer, Beyond Deceit (a new Hollywood feature film, starring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino).
We have few female blues singers of the same caliber in Sweden. – Nils Lönnsjö, responsible Åmål Blues Fest, Sweden (2012).
As the host of our open stage jam, she has the ability to create a family atmosphere… and has the rare ability to give old standard tunes a new and interesting life. – Peter Mattesson, St:a Clara Bierhaus, Stockholm.
Interested in booking Mona Johansson for a gig?
Mona Johansson’s concerts are suitable for festivals of many types, since the music she plays encompasses roots, blues, soul and americana. House concerts, churches, blues and folk societies, and live music venues are all suitable. Mona prefers a listening kind of crowd.
We invite you, as a first step, to fill in the form below, so we can get a good idea of your needs and wishes. We will then call or email you back as soon as possible. And we are off on a good conversation!
Feel free to communicate either in English, Swedish or in French! We speak English. Vi talar svenska. Nous parlons Français.
News from Mona:
- New album Walk released!
Today Mona Johansson release her new album ”Walk”, a collection of American blues and soul songs. Mona has produced the album together with the guitarist Christer Lyssarides. In the collaboration between Mona’s expressive voice and Christer’s sensitive guitar playing, they create their own way of interpreting roots and blues.
Contributing to the sound is Mona Johansson, vocals and acoustic guitar, Christer Lyssarides, guitars and pedal steel, Björn Gideonsson, drums, Ralph Youngblood, bass, and Allen Finney, harmonica, vocals. Allen Finney is also songwriter to one of the tracks, ”Take a little walk”.
- Mona J in a new music project
I am happy to be part of a new music project. My friend Bobo Eriksson, who call himself ”cover poet”, will join me and Christer Lyssarides in a new project called ”Att fånga sin lycka” – Blues och Poesi. The name comes from a poem of Gunnar Ekelöf, an old Swedish poet. In the act we will integrate blues songs with poems. The first concert will take place in Hedemora at the beginning och april.