Today we’d like to introduce you to JonoJono.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Music has always been my life, at the age of 6 is when I realized I could sing when my older siblings made me try to mimic the “O Happy Day” track from “The Sister Act Pt. 2” Movie and immediately surprising them once I gave it a go.
Ever since, I grew up singing in school and in church and it fine-tuned my musical niche. It wasn’t until the age of about 8-9 when I started tapping into my musicianship by firstly learning piano and then transitioning into electric guitar by middle school. During these times, I struggled with an imbalanced household and also being bullied when going to school and music turned into my escape from the commotion. As I grew up in my teens I started to find peace into the early Hard Rock/Metal scene from the 80’s and 90’s and soon the style latched onto my subconscious creative, but I still was learning the techniques of vocalists from gospel music and even Rib making me a black sheep to my peers. It wasn’t until after I took a break from college to work when I started to produce my own music that worked for me and soon recording my own tracks. After 2-3 years of fine tuning my sound and skills I eventually debuted my first single called “Life (feat. Niesha)” and the rest was history.
Please tell us about your art.
I call my music “Rocking”, I got the term from a coworker that was listening to my first self-produced project called “The Life” EP and said, “it’s like Rib, but the Rock guitar distortion and heavy drums gives me complete rock and metal sort of…like uhhhh…RocknB! Haha”. Even though it was a joke at the time it kind of resonated when I started to pay attention to what I was doing with my sound. When I made my music initially, I had limited resources when faced with countless bills, so I produced my music using GarageBand iOS and took the already mixed projects to a studio to give it a rich sound. I combine these genres because thats all I know and it all falls back to the form of feeling and soul, so it feels right for me. With my music I like to touch various topics that millennials like myself deal with during this day and age like: Love, politics, social issues, and even everyday thoughts and challenges that we face just because I want people to be able to gain knowledge from my music rather than just me being Artist with cool, shallow songs.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
The action of pleasing today’s fickle audience, everybody in the digital age are always wanting more right now rather than just enjoying the music. I think it slightly dilutes the artistry and the “fun” factor in this industry somewhat.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
It’s on all streaming services and even YouTube here’s the link:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/jonojono_official