Ronny Johansson grew up in a musical home in small town called Landsbo outside Vetlanda in Sweden. Even as a 7-year-old Ronny started playing bass, before that he had practised on a guitar with only 4 strings. He released his first solobas album, "Mirror of Light", 1998 and over the years he has played with many different artists. Ronny likes to play different types of music, from jazz, gospel to rock, though he is really in to groovy funk and west coast music.
Now comes the new CD Steadfast. "Steadfast was born as an idea more than a year ago," says Ronny. "I wanted to create a groovy funk / West Coast / rock CD with songs that turns to a slightly wider audience."
Ronny is the vocalist and bassist on the album. Major influences for Ronny is for example Paulo Mendonca, Toto, Tower of Power, Seal, Giant and bassists such as Marco Mendoza, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci.
The texts have been written out of Ronny:s personal experience of life, "they are my reflections on the society we live in today," says Ronny.
Ronny think the music is a great gift. "I see it as a tool - a tool that can convey a message and touch people." Ronny hope his music will do just that through the instruments, songs and texts on the new record Steadfast.