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Hi folks! What a year this has been. Towards the end of it we wanna bless you all and wish you all the best for the next one. We are still here and working on our first album. As a proof, here is a an exklusive preview of our new song redemption for you.
Since we are not allowed to meet we obviously get a little stuck with our progress but we have high hopes for the next year.
Love you all- PJ
P.s.: Ain‘t it redemption we are all looking for right now?!
What to do, when there is not much to do
There we are, in the middle of the pandemic not really getting anywhere right now. For all of us, but especially for musicians and pretty much every one in the event business as well as for fans, this long haul is exceptionally challenging.
Nevertheless, we try to use the time to its best extend and record an Album. Therefore we write, arrange and record new Songs, look over old songs, and keep on keeping on.
In the meantime, we recommend watching our latest streaming concert here, debauch in fond memories here, of course listen to our music here, or check out the playlist we made of songs that inspire us here.
Don’t forget to update your calendar with the latest show dates for 2021.
We wish all of you a great late summer, enjoyable last days of sunshine and a good start into the cozy season.
Stay kind, stay healthy, take care.
PJ livestream – what the Häkk?
The show is free, but you can support the location and ourselves by getting yourself a ticket and by donating some stuff that will be available during the show. We would very much appreciate your support!
Click on the Facebook Event to follow the newest updates.
Furthermore, we like to thank you all very much for listening so often to our new single WOMAN and for all the great appreciation and nice comments you sent. It really means a lot.
WOMAN out now
There we are. We are proud to annouce, that our single “Woman” is now available on all online music services.
Listen to it, listen to it again, show it to your friends, dance to it, drive along to it, enjoy.
Stay healthy, stay strong and keep questioning what bothers you.
Your Port Joanna
New Single “Woman” out on 10th July 2020
Great news! Our new song „Woman“ will be released on all common online platforms next Friday the 10th of July. If you already wanna know what it’s about we have made a little description:
„This song is written for women. It’s sole purpose is to celebrate the
strength and resilience of a woman. The words “wathint’abafazi
wathint’imbokodo” are derived from a slogan (south African resistance 1956)
It translates “you strike a woman,you strike a rock”.
Worldwide, women suffer from Gender Based violence and yet still like the air, they rise. This song highlights that.
A Show is happening! (02.07.2020)
scrolling through the list of shows this year is a sad thing to do. Not only for us, but for all and every musician and music enthusiast.
But wait! The brave people in the event agency of Kalifornien – Schönberg worked hard to accommodate the rules of the bloody pandamic and came up with everything it needs to let the events of Junge Bühne Kalifornien come to life.
We have the honor to open the row of concerts on the 2nd of July.
We are amazed and outstandingly happy that this show can take place in hopefully amazing weather and with lots of people (within distance of course).
See you there, stay healthy and enjoy the summer.
While quarantine still remains, keeps us distanced and at home, we figured it would be nice to try another video. This time, we play the song “Hard Place” by H.E.R., which became a secret classic within our shows, because you all sing along and make up a massive choir that is so beautiful to hear and to play to.
Furthermore, there are rumors, that maybe in August some shows could actually happen, but who knows for sure? So lets all hope, that this is over sooner than later.
Stay kind and healthy!
New Video Out
We hope you’re healthy and do not suffer too hard from the circumstances (Stay home!). Seeing the list of shows for this year, that will most certainly not be happening make us of course feel sad, but we are tying to book the shows for next year or later 2020 with good hope, that the crisis has calmed to a point where performances in public are doable again and that the locations, bookers and event agencies still exist at that time.
Of course, we are not able to meet as a band now, so we thought it might be fun to do a video recording of us virtually playing together. And here it is: Simple
Enjoy and let us know what you think.
it’s a real pity, but obviously the next shows to come are cancelled and as everyone else, neither us or the event representatives know, when the world calms down again and we can continue to hit the stages.
We do hope, that you all are well and stay well and that this situation is not going on for too long.
A big shout out to all our music colleagues, bars, clubs, event agencies, event rentals an so on, who are now closed down completely. Pressing thumbs, that you all can endure for some time with emptying pockets.
Bear with us, stay kind and healthy and as soon as there is some news, you can see it here.
We made it to the SPH Bandcontest City Finals! Thank you so much for voting for us!
As nowadays ticketsales in person are harder to do than we all wish it should be, we came up with a ticket mailorder for your convenience. In order to receive your ticket, head over to tickets.port-joanna.com, fill out the form and get the ticket delivered to your home.
See you soon.
We are proud and happy to announce, that today is the release of our new single HOT STUFF.
We recorded this piece live at K-Klangstudio to maintain the true Port Joanna vibe and we couldn’t be happier with the result. As always, Dario “Magic Ears” Leps did the mixing.
You can listen to HOT STUFF on all common streaming services like
Lucky enough, there is a show happening today as well at KommDu Kulturkafé, where we will celebrate the new release.
We hope to see you there or at any other show soon and hope you like the new song just as much as we do.
Back on Track 2020
We are very happy to announce, that the first show of 2020 will take place tomorrow and leads us to our good old friend Prinz Willy in Kiel. As one can see on our Live page, we are back on track and have some very cool shows booked, from Neumünster till Kalifornien, the first half of the year will get us around. We will participate in our first Band contest and we do have a SOLD OUT show in Buxtehude already! Thank you!
Furthermore, we continue to do some studiowork to supply you hopefully soon with some fine recorded tunes, which is just great fun.
We are exited to see all of you on one of the upcoming shows and enjoy a bit of jitters after the months of stage absence.
Take these broken Wings and learn to fly again
Hi everyone and welcome back to a new year!
Unfortunately this one starts with bad news:
Our beloved singer tash is ill and we have to cancel our hard rock cafe show next week. (15.1)
But as always there‘s some good News! During our winter break we did indeed work on some new material and recorded it.
We will soon release one song at a time!
The first one‘s coming very very soon, so stay tuned!
We wish you all the best and of course a happy new year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Dear Friends, Fans and Followers,
we look back on an overwhelmingly good year for us as a band. We played lots of shows again (watch the aftermovie here), went to the studio, recorded in our humbled space, wrote new songs and grew together even more.
We also learned a lot. For example, that we can’t step down from our self set level of quality, just because time is ticking. This is why, one can’t hear our studiowork so far, can’t see a music video or can’t see new pictures. We got aware more and more of what we are abled to do between the shows, the rehearsals, the booking and managing, and the work for living sides of things.
So more than ever, we say “thank you” to all our supporters, to all the nice feedback we got, to all of you coming to us after a show and of course to all of our listeners.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, some enjoyable days of calming down and a happy start into the new Year.
Tash, Jannik, Dario and Moe
Thank you strangers!
Thank You Strangers! And Thank You acquaintances and friends!
2019 has been a great year for us as a band and it still is. We appreciate the support during our Tour and are very happy about all who and which came along.
The song you hear in the Video is called STRANGERS and it’s by us :-).
We will go into the winter season now and hope to see you again next year. Until then, we will do some bandwork, maybe some recording, definitely some booking, most likely some editing and for sure some songwriting.
See you soon.
Read Port Joanna
We are very proud and thankful for being featured in HH01 Magazine, Zimbabwe’s Premier Music and Lifestyle Magazine. Flip through the pages here.
It feels wonderful to experience such a strong support, not only in the magazine, but also on and around our shows throughout the country. It’s highly appreciated.
Meanwhile, we continue to brave the weather (and you do too – thanks), that has not been on our side on the last stops of our tour and are very happy to announce the first shows for early 2020.
Until then, we hope to see you in one of this years remaining shows and wish you a beautiful late summer.
We’re turning 50!
it’s been an absolutely great summer so far. You all have been amazing on every single concert and we can’t say thank you often enough for supporting us so strong.
Oh Boy, it’s been a journey. 49 shows, 49 cheering crowds, 49 setlists, 49 times setting up and 49 times taking down and 49 times meeting nice people and have a chat after the show. As one can see above, we are looking forward to the next 50 shows, crowds, setlists and packings and chats.
So if you like, join the party next saturday and raise your glasses with us!
As always, till then, stay kind.
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…
So here we are. Tomorrow we will start off the summer show season at BEGU Lemwerder and yes, we are exited! With a big smile on our faces, we look at the list of upcoming shows throughout the next months and are proud and happy to jump in the van and be on the road again and most of all, get on stage and play.
Thank you everyone for the support so far. It’s been amazing. We hope to see you at one of the shows.
Until then, stay kind.
Hello! Goodbye! It’s nice when you stop by.
we are very sorry, that we had to postpone the Tanz-in-den-Mai Show at Prinz Willy due to illness. It’s the first time for us, that something like that happened and it wasn’t easy. The show is now rescheduled to the 14th of June and we hope to see you all there dancing again.
Our friends at Ostseebad Laboe found some really nice words, which we want to share with you here:
We will play there on the 1st of September.
We booked some more shows this summer. Head over to our Live Page and have a look when a show near you is happening.
So while spring is blooming all around, we lock into our rehearsal studio and keep on working on some new tunes.
See you all soon!
Joanna’s on the Road again
We hope, that all of you had a great start into 2019. While we are working on new stuff, a couple of shows have been booked throughout the year. We are very happy to come to some new places and to visit some friends again as well.
A huge thank you goes out to you listening to our songs online, on CD or actually bought a copy of the Vinyl Version of our EP.
See you soon!
Finally there it is. Out EP “Atlas” on Vinyl. We couldn’t be happier (as one can see) and we are proud to have it.
The EP is available at our gigs of course (also on CD) and in the online store of our Label K-Klangträger.
Thanks to everybody who helped us on the way!
Happy New Year!
Our best wishes for a blessed 2019 go out to everybody! May the new Year bring all of you some steps further towards your dreams.
We have a lot of stuff planned for 2019 and we can’t wait to get started and share all of that with you.
Until then, stay kind.
Merry Christmas and a big Thank you
Wow, what a year!
As we are sorting out our best memories of 2018, we realized that we played in living rooms, on big stages, on small stages, at the beach, in the rain, in the sun, in the morning and at nighttime. We came to a lot of places and met so many good people and had an amazing good time throughout.
Thank you all for supporting us!
We are now giving ourselves some rest, but be sure, that lots of stuff is planned for 2019 and we are very exited to start into the next year. The first show will be at Knust in Hamburg on January the 24th and it will be big!
We figured, that not everyone is keen on using social media, so one of the many things that we will do in 2019, are regular updates right here on our website.
So long, stay blessed and have a wonderful Christmas!
See you soon.