Named "1 of the top 5 rock songwriters of Australia," Johan Danno is an American indie folk rock reggae pop musician & songwriter!
Johan's passion has been music since growing up in South Florida. Learning guitar at 13 from one of Eric Clapton's guitarist, singing at church, and music from his grandmother, he formed his first band at 21 to help raise money for a child suffering from Spina Bifida that wanted to record his music for his family - an experience Johan credit's to teaching him the power of music. Graduating college and moving to Australia at 22 with just a bag of clothes and guitar, his short-lived diversion climbing the corporate ladder was cut short after saving a fans life with a song he wrote at age 19, the morning after saving his own.
Heavily influenced by Dave Matthews, Nahko, John Mayer, Paolo Nutini, and G Love, Johan writes and shares songs of empowerment, healing, and inspiration. Using his business background, Johan became a self-managed and independent songwriter in 2014 and has performed over 400 shows across Australia and the USA and 3 multi-city tours. Thanks to an international support network of fans and his growing reputation for providing an engaging and entertaining, passion-fuelled live show, Australia has seen Johan perform with Marcia Hines to a crowd of 700+ patrons, year long residencies at bars, nightclubs, restaurants, competing in various music competitions, and as a regular for the Gold Coast Titans rugby teams corporate box. In the USA, Johan performed for Google (Austin), Daybreaker (Boston), with Anthony Hall, members of Surfer Blood, Savi Fernandez Band (Social, Orlando FL), The Tin Man, and surf legend Corky Carrol (Sumer Crush, Ft. Pierce FL).
Currently living on the road between South Florida, Austin, and the Gold Coast of Australia, his debut album "Purpose and Peace" was released Dec 2017 with his songs being picked up by youtube and Spotify channels across Europe, Canada, the UK, USA, Blank GC Magazine and the Music.com.au.. Looking to continue shows across Florida and the USA before returning to Australia, his second EP "Live Alive" drops mid-2018!
“A rising star with music that resonates with every generation. Profound lyrics with a twist of nostalgia that make his songs exquisite and yummy!"”
— Enrique Von Quin (Def Jam Island Group, Hollywood Records, Interscope Records)
“A conscious brew of good vibes, passion, and inspiration the world needs now more than ever!”
— Chris Culnane (DAYBREAKER, Oxford Group, BOATS)
“His passion for what he does is something that gets too often lost in the world of today... I wish I knew more people like him!”
— Nick Teal (TEAL CHEESE)
“Some songwriters try to write disposal pop for mainstream. Johan is able to write relatable and moving songs with ease that sit between mainstream and indie. Looking forward to writing with him in 2018!”
— Nik Sharp (Suburban Tragedy, Signed Nashville Songwriter)
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“Sweet, soft singer songwriters are difficult to find. Even though many attempt this style, it really takes flawless execution in vocals and guitar work. The lyrics are poetic and inspiring... Danno is an artist we’ll be watching and supporting closely in 2018.”