About Mona Johansson

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Mona is a soul and blues singer at heart. The lyrics are as important to her as the music. With a mix of old blues songs, soul classics and her own songs, she sings with a voice reminiscent of 1930’s blues divas. She plays the guitar with an intense groove and her performances are expressive. She has found  her own way of expressing American roots and blues.

Mona is an established artist appearing at blues clubs and festivals. She’s located in Stockholm, Sweden and now and then Mona also leads blues jam at one of blues scenes in Stockholm.

I loved Mona Johansson’s new album ”Walk”!  Mona’s vulnerable, yet soulful voice, paired with Chris Lyssarides mood-setting and laid-back guitar playing smokes of down-and-out desperation. The album is well produced and has the feel of a close-up performance in a smoky blues club.” – Hans Adamson, Art Vista Productions, Los Angeles

Her songs are very filmic so to speak… to me they sound like an audio version of these Scandinavian noir detective programs that we’ ve seen a lot on tv, all very moody – Jason Elliot, The Blues and Soul Show, airplay radio UK, CAN, AUS.

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).

Selection festivals:

  • Suwalki Blues Festival, Poland
  • Ochota Blues Festival, Poland
  • Åmål Blues Fest, Sweden

Discography:

  • ”Walk” (2017) – Album
  • ”Chased by Shadows” (2015) – Single
  • “Bitter & Sweet” (2012) – Album