Anke Johannsen

Anke Johannsen

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Anke Johannsen is a vocalist, pianist, and songwriter with German roots and international florescence. Performing across Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, audiences from around the world appreciate the groove and smoothness of AJ's sound.

Biography

Anke Johannsen on piano & vocals..."There is a difference between musicians who have a stage presence and those who are a presence on the stage. The first type ventures often into the land of the contrived, while the other is an embodiment of something larger than the self. When Anke Johannsen steps out to stage, your eyes find her immediately absorbing and your heart feels what lies at her center and is lifted. Like being touched by the hands of a healer, watching the tension loosen and slide away, when Anke takes the stage, we feel the presence of a master of music. We feel this poise and before her sound even comes forth, we know our heart will be changed. In that moment where her piano begins, Anke is in a place of stillness, it`s deep and fully her - this creativity. As her fingers dance on black and white, her eyebrows lift and lower in anticipation. When her eyelids close and she begins to sing, the sound moves into a space of authenticity, nothing but this sound. Her voice expresses beauty and laughter."

AJ has performed in venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe in Cologne as well as at international conventions in front of thousands:

Germany
Switzerland
Austria
Sweden
The Netherlands
France
Belgium

Accra, Ghana
Lagos, Nigeria

Chennai / New Delhi, India

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phoenix, Arizona
San Francisco, California
San Diego, California
Orlando, Florida
Washington D.C., Virginia
Lexington, Kentucky

Lyrics

Close Your Eyes

Written By: Anke Johannsen

CLOSE YOUR EYES

(1)
Close your eyes
and give me your hand
I promise you
I won't let you down

(2)
Close your eyes
and give me your hand
I promise you
I won't turn my back

(Chorus)
If the timing was right
and today was all we had
Would you marry me
Would you marry me tonight?
If the timing was right
and today was all we had
Would you marry me
Would you marry me tonight?

(3)
Loyalty is what endures
True companion
My love is all yours
Will you stand
and be all mine
Will you stay by my side
till the end of time

(Chorus)
If the timing was right
And today was all we had
Would you marry me
Would marry me tonight?
If the timing was right
And today was all we had
Would you marry me
Would marry me tonight?

(4)
Close your eyes
and give me your hand
I promise you
I won't turn my back

Discography

"Thankful for the Sunshine", 2004
"More than It Seems", 2005
"Days of Music", 2006

Set List

Typical set: 2 - 3 hour shows with AJ on piano & vocal; own originals only