"John is definitely a keyboard and music wiz. He’s been playing a lot of different music styles, from fusion jazz to straight up commercial pop. He has a brilliant ear and have brought so much fresh blood to the band, both on a personal side but also musical side"
- Soilwork/Night Flight Orchestra
John Lönnmyr is a rock keyboardist and composer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He started playing the violin at the age of 8, and by 11, he was exploring the piano on his own.
In his teens, John discovered progressive rock and jazz, which eventually led him to study classical piano and composition.
In 1996, he formed Valinor’s Tree with his childhood friends and later he joined Stefan Renström’s Simon Says in 2009. Both of these rock bands are well-established in the Swedish progressive music scene.
John has also composed music for musical theater and dance performances. He has arranged numerous pieces of music for choirs and symphony orchestras as well.
John has played with jazz and free improvising groups like Monochromatics and Thymeshift. He is also the Hammond organ player for his blues trio Aunt Nancy and psych-rockers Divers.
Since 2019, John has been a member of The Night Flight Orchestra.
He released his first solo album, ”Ristor,” in 2020, which he entirely created with a modular synth.
John’s second solo album, ”Aftonland,” is set to be released in fall 2023. It features instrumental progressive rock with a Nordic touch and a strong focus on keyboards.
Welcome to John Lönnmyrs playlist on Spotify, featuring over 200 recorded songs and counting!
For an even more immersive experience, be sure to check out the live performances available on Youtube using the links below.
Live at Rock Hard festival, 2022
Divers performing their song Keep My Mind live at Skeppet, Gothenburg in October 2021
The blues organ trio performs "Trickster's Inn" at Kulturbaren, Trollhättan.
Since 2020 Thymeshift works with keyboard wizard John Lönnmyr
Electron Analog Rytm – analog drum machine
Fender Junior pro – tube amplifier
Fender Rhodes mark II
Korg MS10 – 70’s analog
Korg Wavestation – 90’s pad synth
Leslie 147 – tube amplified rotary speaker!!
Malmsjö – upright piano
Mellotron M4000D mini
Modular synth – many Verbos modules
Moog Voyager – THE synth
Nord Stage 3 – for the live rig
Nord Lead 4 – virtual analog
Roland Juno 6 – 80’s analog polysynth
Sequential Prophet 5 rev 4
Viscount Legend – great Hammond clone!
Yamaha TG77 – FM synth
Yamaha DX7 – the 80’s synth.
A lot of high end effect pedals.
And of course a bunch of software synths.