Lives in Copenhagen with his wife and daughter.
Grondahl has been recording music with his band
Tongue. Preview songs and photos at
www.myspace.com/tonguelicks. Mick, with his
drummer, performed at Amazing Grace, A Tribute
to Jeff Buckley, on June 3, 2008 in Paris, France.
Continues to play music and for the past several
years has been working with numerous artists
including Those Bastard Souls, Black Beetle, The
A.M., Adam Green, Grand Mal, Luke Temple, Antony
and the Johnsons, Paleface and joanaspolicewoman.
Photo By Jay Matsueda
from Modern Drummer:
Brooklyn-based drummer Matt Johnson has kept busy
the past fifteen years with a succession of
fulfilling gigs that have seen him playing European
stadiums, Lower East Side bars, and every kind of
venue in between…The years since Buckley’s untimely
1997 death have found Johnson backing John Mayer,
Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Duncan Sheik,
Beth Orton, and others in the studio and on stage,
as well as moving forward with his own projects,
like his new solo album Cagefighter. -Patrick
Berkery (January 2010)
Matt Johnson has independently released a new
full-length recording Cagefighter via iTunes and on
CD via http://www.drumsmattjohnson.com
(see back-cover below).
Matt Johnson at
The Living Room
154 Ludlow (@ Stanton), NYC
Saturday, June 26, 2010
at 8:00 PM
Ages:21 & OverTickets: $8.00
Jeff Buckley’s drummer from the Grace album and tour, Matt Johnson, will perform selections from his solo debut release Cagefighter in his Manhattan debut at The Living Room, 154 Ludlow, NYC on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Tickets are $8.00 and venue entry is 21 & over. Johnson wants to share Cagefighter with his fans and peers to showcase his songwriting and multi-instrumental performance talents. The release is not intended as a drum record but Johnson does play all drums on the full length recording that was recently noted in Modern Drummer magazine (February 2010).
Recently coming off a 3-month European and US tour with Angus & Julia Stone, Johnson explains: “singing and guitar playing were my focus during production. I wrote the record and then picked an incredible cast of characters to play it”. The record features performances by: Joan as Police Woman, Catherine Popper of Ryan Adams band, Thomas Bartlett of Antony and the Johnsons, Gerry Leonard of the David Bowie band, Cameron Greider of the Martha Wainwright band, Jeff Hill of the Rufus Wainwright band, Oren Bloedow of Elysian Fields and Meshell Ndegeocello's band. www.drumsmattjohnson.com
Modern Drummer recently wrote: After arriving on the New York City music scene from his native [Houston] Texas in the early ‘90s, Johnson hooked up with Jeff Buckley and was a member of the revered singer’s band on the Grace album and tour. The years since Buckley’s untimely 1997 death have found Johnson backing John Mayer, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Duncan Sheik, Beth Orton, and others in the studio and on stage, as well as moving forward with his own projects, like his new solo album Cagefighter. -Patrick Berkery (Feb. 2010)
Matt Johnson-from Modern Drummer: