“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 CHEESE)
Story of Johan Danno
Music was always Johan Danno's passion since growing up in South Florida. Learning guitar at 13 from one of Eric Clapton's guitarist, singing through church, and playing with his grandmother, he grew up on stories of Woodstock from his mom and the music of the Beatles, Doors, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet and the Beach Boys.
The blue-eyed idealist formed his first official band at age 20 to perform a show organised with friends so they could raise money for a child with Spina Bifida wanting to record his music for his family - an experience Johan credits to helping him discover the power of music. Graduating UCF 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 written after saving his own at 19.
Heavily influenced by Dave Matthews, Nahko, John Mayer, and Trevor Hall, Johan set out to write and share songs of empowerment, healing, and inspiration. Using his business background, Johan became a self-managed and independent songwriter, receiving recognition for his songwriting while completing 3 self-booked tours. Writing his songs on the road and perfecting them live, he has performed over 400 shows across Australia and the USA, now living on the road and calling South Florida, Austin, and the Gold Coast of Australia, home.
“The furthest distance we travel is the distance from our head to our heart.... ”
— Johan Danno