Jono El Grande

Jono El Grande

Real Name:
Jon Andreas Håtun
Profile:
Norwegian composer, band leader, guitarist, artist and dancing conductor.

Jono El Grande was born Jon Andreas Håtun at Bærum Hospital, July 29th 1973, with the umbilical cord twisted around his neck.

At ten, four years before he touched his first instrument, he invented his first band: The Handkerchiefs. The Handkerchiefs was only a band of his mind, there were no alive musicians, no performances, no sound – just a concept.

This concept was incarnated through Jonos drawings, imaginary interwievs and articles about the bands merits, drawn and written with colored pencils in his self-titled paper Sick Magazine. He even made a cardboard dummy of their debut album, a long play record completely with cover and lyric sheets.

Jono El Grandes first real band was formed with three school buddies five years later – a teen-age art rock combo called Mannes Fatales, performing surrealistic poetry on a bed of stricktly arranged electric noises. Jono El Grande was the lead vocalist and lyricist. Mannes Fatales did three concerts before it was disbanded in 1990.

During 1990 – 1992, Jono El Grande formed several concept bands for one-night performances and recordings and/or rehearsings only: The Terror Duo, Black Satan, The Pez Dispensers, Acetaded Beat and As Drosera.
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Jono El Grande Discography

Albums

KRUSEDULL02 Jono El Grande Utopian Dances (Album) Krusedull Productions KRUSEDULL02 Norway 1999 Sell This Version
RCD 2031, RCD2031 Jono El Grande Fevergreens(CD, Album) Rune Grammofon, Rune Grammofon RCD 2031, RCD2031 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
RCD 2084 Jono El Grande Neo Dada (Album) Rune Grammofon RCD 2084 Norway 2009 Sell This Version
RLP 3106 Jono El Grande Phantom Stimulance (Album) Rune Grammofon RLP 3106 Norway 2010 Sell This Version
RALP307 Jono El Grande The Choko King (Album) Rune Arkiv RALP307 Norway 2011 Sell This Version
RLP3175 Jono El Grande Melody Of A Muddled Mansion (Album) Rune Grammofon RLP3175 Norway 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

KULT 016 Jono El Grande Der Tod Der Gegenwartsmusik(Cass, Ltd, Num, C24) Kassettkultur KULT 016 Norway 2016 Sell This Version

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