/In A Nutshell
Jonnybegood is an Indie-Pop / Electronic Music Band based in Berlin. We're back with a fresh Remix but the same mindset: Our project, our music, is about learning, exploring and experimenting with sounds, genres and styles. We like to take you on musical trips, cheer you up, bring you down and shake you up. And we want to do it together, with you.
/Our (Long) Story
Good 20 years ago, in the heart of the Caribbean in Venezuela, Fernando and Jonathan met at one of the local schools. Fernando was a funny fella with a half sided forelock, took guitar classes and marveled the works of The Beatles. Jon was a bit more on the mystical side. He studied music theory while listening over and over to classical music and contemplating about life.
Over the years, they found a sweet spot in-between their wildly different worlds, and so a lifelong friendship was born. As school came to an end, they embarked on disparate journeys. Fernando jumped from engineering studies, to DJing, Music Production, forming a band or just, well, dancing and partying. On the other hand, Jonathan thought it’d be sound to study computer engineering, as he enjoyed using computers. Great idea, right? Internships also seemed to be his thing. Website maintenance, video production, DJ management, marketing, you name it. A few years later he was working for a mass consumer goods company, marketing shampoo and thinking of ‘making it’ to the top.
Here’s where it gets interesting. In 2007, Fernando was having a gig on Margarita Island. Another friend, a singer, tagged along to play live a couple of songs they had recorded. After the concert, back at the house, a couple of drinks too many, they got the guitar out and started playing random stuff. Jon grabbed a greasy piece of paper and wrote his first set of lyrics. Why and how? We’re still not sure. A couple of months later he bought his first guitar. Being left-handed, there was only one he could find in the city. And with this, a 3-piece band was born.
Which in fairness didn’t last a year.
"I quit and am moving to Berlin, come with!"
In 2009, working from Panama, Jonathan gives Fernando a call. ‘I quit and am moving to Berlin, come with!’ Fernando had Germany in his sights, but had already booked his flight to Hannover. Maybe it was the absurdity of Jon’s idea, or the thought of what could be, but 3 months later both of them were in Berlin, their coldest winter yet, and having a blast!
In the next few years, the two overcame one challenge after the next. Learnt German, finished new degrees, got jobs, integrated and explored this absorbing city. And between you and me, it was awesome!
Anyhow, back to music. Eventually Jonathan discovered his biggest passion: Singing. And writing songs, and making music. Fernando became a sound engineer and music producer. So it was only a matter of time, with Fernando producing Jonathan’s songs, that both of them realized: Let’s do something together! And so Jonnybegood was born.
Our project, our music, is about learning, exploring and experimenting with sounds, genres and styles. We like to take you on musical trips, cheer you up, bring you down and shake you up. And we want to do it together, with you.