Joakim Hansson

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Americana Acoustic Alternative Country Indie
Joakim Hansson - Singer/Songwriter Americana Acoustic Alternative Country Indie Live Act in Berlin

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Biography Joakim Hansson
Both Joakim’s father and grandfather are avid music lovers. From an early age on, grandfather Kjell and his record collection were always present with him listening to Americana like Hank Williams, Carter Family, Dolly Parton or Johnny Cash. Experiencing his grandfather singing and playing along on the accordion or electric organ, looking like he was somewhere else, laid the foundation for the love of music that has been a major driver in Joakim’s life ever since.
Growing up with a somewhat dysfunctional family in a small town in southern Sweden, music has always been a tool for him to put things into perspective, both in good and negative ways.

Listening to storytellers like Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Christian Kjellvander, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Joakim Thåström and Norah Jones among others certainly influenced the sound of Joakim’s first upcoming album.

With over 120 gigs played so far, mostly as a drummer but also as a singer, guitar and bass player, the music he created over the past two years living in Berlin is the outcome of his first solo project.
Some lyrics are made-up stories, for others Joakim found direct inspiration in his own life. How to move on from hard times, get up again and survive. How sadness and sorrow make life beautiful. How it is essential to learn to appreciate and not take life for granted. And lastly, not wait until it is too late.

The song Box of Wood is about addiction:

cover my ears, just like those years
and all the tears cover my ears
lock me up good, just like you should,
in a box made of wood, lock me up good

we were wicked, man we prayed
we were careful, but anyway
we took the long flight, but we didn't stay down
no one could see, no one could smell
the stench we left behind

and try to replace, all the heartache i raised
look for your grace, and try to replace
long and obtained, nothing is gained,
in the heartache you're stained, long and obtained

we were wicked, man we prayed.
we were careful, but anyway
we took the long flight, we didn't look down
no one could see, no one could smell,
the stench we left behind / in our mind

Starting off with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, Joakim usually writes his music fully succumbing to the song’s needs. Some do not call for more, while others do. Most of the instruments on the album Joakim played himself. On some songs other musicians were invited to join the process of recording to complete the sound. The album was recorded fully analog on tape machine by producer and sound engineer Gerrit Haasler at Blackstone Studios, Berlin, during the span of over 12 months from late 2014 to September 2015. Fuelled by Gerrit’s great patience and capabilities in recording, mixing and mastering, the album sounds as thorough and well-grounded as it does.

When playing live, chances are good that you will see a different version of the songs each time, depending on whether Joakim plays solo, with an additional guitar player or a fully staffed live band with additional keyboards, vocals and sometimes even a cello or violin.

Biography Joakim Hansson
Both Joakim’s father and grandfather are avid music lovers. From an early age on, grandfather Kjell and his record collection were always present with him listening to Americana like Hank Williams, Carter Family, Dolly Parton or Johnny Cash. Experiencing his grandfather singing and playing along on the accordion or electric organ, looking like he was somewhere else, laid the foundation for the love of music that has been a major driver in Joakim’s life ever since.
Growing up with a somewhat dysfunctional family in a small town in southern Sweden, music has always been a tool for him to put things into perspective, ...

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Past Gigs Joakim Hansson

  • 05 | 2016 Malmö, Sweden Moriska Paviljongen
  • 05 | 2016 Helsingborg, Sweden Rockboat
  • 05 | 2016 Bremen, DE Paradiso
  • 05 | 2016 Bremerhaven, DE Kapovaz
  • 05 | 2016 Leiden, NL Cab03

Discography Joakim Hansson

  • 2016 1st Time on PLanet Earth Album | Radio Transmission Music
  • 2016 Black Day / Bright Night // Oregon Coast Single | Radio Transmission Music

Media

  • Video Joakim Hansson - Where this...
  • Video Passeridae - Broken (Live i...
  • Sound Deep dark wood
  • Sound Box Of Wood
  • Sound Black Day / Bright Night

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Joakim Hansson Singer/Songwriter

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