Jonathan Mann started writing songs at the age of 12. He wrote his first song on the back of a pizza box. It wasn’t a very good song. Over the years, he has recorded music and self-released albums under the names Forty (or 40) Second Songs, The Nympho Leprechauns, Novox the Robot, GameJew, The Mario Opera, as well as simply Jonathan Mann.

In college, he co-wrote and starred in an rock opera called “The Last Nympho Leprechaun” with his very dear friend Thomas Hughes (of the Spinto Band). In grad school, he wrote and starred in a rock opera based on the Super Mario Bros.

In 2006, Mann started uploading videos to YouTube under the alias “GameJew”. Before he was through, he would create over 200 videos, sing a song he had written for his idol to his idol (Shigeru Miyamoto), be the first person on the West Coast to get a Wii, write over 100 songs for his Mushroom Singdom series (singing video game reviews), travel to Vienna as an artist in residence at the Subotron Shop in the Museumsquartier, and generally wreck no small amount of havoc throughout the video game industry.

He currently lives in Berkeley, CA, where he rarely performs, but regularly uploads music and video to his various websites.

Edited by gamejew on 28 Dec 2008, 09:09

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