Kolding and its surroundings are John’s camp, and several of the songs on the upcoming album – Hjertets udfald – deal with memories of Kolding. One of the lyrics was used for the municipal elections in connection with discussions about the Stenderup peninsula and our relationship with nature… The song is called Løverodde. The song A childhood memory was used in connection with the publication of the Kolding book’s 50th anniversary. Now all 12 songs are finally ready for release on CD and all digital media.
John is a humanist in his thoughts and actions. “We are in relationships with the world around us, both nature, animals and people. It is the way back when we get lost in life. I could therefore also think that we did an energy-friendly concert, where we used as little electricity as possible. This often makes us move closer together, and it creates a cozy atmosphere.
Together with my two talented musicians, we stand on the floor very close to the audience, without spotlights and a large stage. With inspiration from gatherings and communities before there was electricity” John plays for the love of music and what it can do as a form of expression. The way of writing also means that there are opt-outs. The goal is to promote community and personal stories. “I am more driven by helping more than what I get out of it. I am looking for people and communities who have the same intention”.
As a grandfather, husband, Representative in the Red Cross, psychotherapist and songwriter, John has attitudes and experiences with life, for better or for worse. “I think pain is something we have to go through, not try to cheat around it. Life is pain lived through, not pain avoided. We create a cozy evening in the spirit of community and in the Kvarterhus that John himself was a part of in connection with his time as a leisure consultant in Kolding Municipality, where the song Let’s build a bridge was created.
The song became part of the history of the southwest quarter in Kolding, where John and his wife Christina have just moved. “It was great to get Sydwesten in the mailbox, it inspired me to do something different than what I usually do when I release albums. “But, in addition to the new songs, funny anecdotes and stories, there are all the best from previous releases. Hey DJ, Remind me of a summer, Give me magic, I want to be loved now, Let’s build a bridge, A place by the water, Jalte and Marika…… As a grandfather, husband, Red Cross representative, psychotherapist and songwriter, John has attitudes and of course also experiences with life, for better or for worse. “I think pain is something we have to go through, not try to cheat around it. Life is pain lived through, not pain avoided.
Words from Bo Christiansen