At the age of 8, he plays his first notes on a toy piano. in 2002, he learns how to play guitar with the classical Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. Then, he decided to write his own material after he discovered conor oberst’s bright eyes Fever & Mirrors. He composed lots of songs in 2004, and the band that would become The Dada Weatherman is formed under the moniker Lost-Minded.
In 2005, things are rushing out when he meets Clement for the band The Wedding Soundtrack. They will share a stage in Paris, and Clement’s label Another Record decide to make Lost-Minded appear on its compilation Sweets for the Wild under Creative Commons.
Thanks to this label, Jonathan gets his first radio spins with a constant support.
Fan of his music, Florent Marchet gives him the opportunity of execeptionnal concert in paris as a supporting band in front of 300 seats. On this night of Mars 2007, Jonathan sings alone songs from his first album Hold Your Flower released in 2006.
His influences are Bob Dylan, Arthur Rimbault, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Nick Drake, Django Reinhardt, and more recent acts like Devendra Banhart, Conor Oberst and Elliott Smith.
In 2008, Lost-Minded becomes The Dada Weatherman, hommage to Dadaism and a line in Bob Dylan’s book Tarantula. Under this moniker, Jonathan just recorded at home his last album, the most beautifully produced to date: The Green Waltz. Strings and brass sections arrangments appear in a gentle and subtle way. 15 folk songs colored with a bluesy guitar play. Luxury and exquisit metaphors. This collection of songs contains elegant melodies and lyrical maturity for a boy that age are.
In addition to the sound, Jonathan is a gifted painter. For every song he wrote, he painted his own vision of them, as well as the album artwork.
Edited by Aqualon on 28 Jun 2009, 14:28
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