Jonas Desai was born on the 18th of February 1986 in Skellefteå, Sweden. He is the youngest child in a family of 5 to a Swedish Mother and an Indian father. Music has always been a part of Jonas’ life. In the early days however, “jam sessions” with his brothers often took the backseat in favour of his other great love, Football. Jonas truly realized his musical passion when he picked up a guitar for the first time in 2002. He quickly mastered the guitar and started fine-tuning and shaping his voice to the characteristic yet versatile style of singing that we enjoy today. To start out, Jonas was covering tunes ranging from Bob Dylan to Craig David to Norah Jones and in 2006 he started writing his own music with the release of ‘Get me out’
John Mayer and John Legend, among many others, are Jonas’ biggest influences that have helped him develop as a musician and pursue his music career. It has since long, been his aspiration to work with the gentlemen above…
The balance between sports and music has taught Jonas many great lessons in life and allowed him to travel and develop further as a person and a musician. Jonas’ lyrics are very personal and are inspired by events in his life and his surroundings.
Jonas opened for Jesse Cook, David Gray and Robin Gibb at the Dubai International Jazz Festival during Feb 2008 shortly after releasing his first EP ‘Get me out’ through Involved Music. Jonas’ debut album is highly anticipated and expected to hit stores in Nov/Dec 2008.