Multicultural acoustic singer Jordan Johnson was influenced by the many places he has originated from. Born in Mussoorie, India, with roots in New Zealand and South Africa, he moved to New Delhi where he started learning basic chords from his father at age 8.
He began experimenting with open chords, tunings and eventually writing his own songs. After performing in various café’s and bars in New Delhi at age fifteen, he came out with his solo debut album “Distance with a Kiss” followed by “Pieces of Mind” in 2015 with his band NORTH.
Along the way, he was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of artists such as: Bon Iver and Justin Vernon for his confessional lyricism and quirky orchestral touches, James Blake for his sampling, Jack Garratt for his club-ready electro-pop, Matt Corby for his soul-bearing sounds, Flume for his darkly textured electronic songs, Ta-ku for their hollow melodies, and Post Malone for his Rap Rock style.
Jordan has performed in North America, England, Ireland, South Africa, Nepal, Thailand, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Singapore. He’s sung on stages that have seen the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, and John Mayer, was the headlining act on an Alt J Promo Tour and has opened for Youngr, Maala, PaaraForCuva, and Zaeden. He’s worked with some legendary producers, sound engineers, and musicians including Nigel Palmer, Julian Wiggins, Phil Harding, and Pandit Dinesh who have worked with musicians such as Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, and Van Morrison, to name a few.
22-year old Jordan has been recently voted within the top 5 acoustic acts in New Delhi. He’s excited to share brand-new material in 2018 that is the product of a year of self and musical exploration.