Who Are We Ghosts...?
... One of the best ways of answering that question is to listen to this radio podcast show, hosted by the talented Mr. Neil Stockley, and dedicated to 'We Ghosts'.
It gives you a great introduction to who they are and their musical journey over the years. Neil plays selected tracks from their latest 4 albums and the newest EP.
The show also features some, as of yet, unreleased recordings.
(The show originally aired in Oct 2020)
We Ghosts blend elements of pop, blues, jazz, soul, reggae and rock in a refreshing and original way. Fronted by the song writing team of Swedish singer/guitarist J.J.Woodall and English singer/multi-instrumentalist John Christopher, they divide their time between Scandinavia, the U.K, France and Holland and have also played as far afield as the U.S.A. and Australia.
Over the last decade We Ghosts have performed hundreds of gigs a year and make for a splendid live show worthy of any stage.
Their atmospheric, eerie and inventive recordings have been used in soundtracks as well having received frequent international airplay and critical acclaim.
During the last few years We Ghosts have been increasingly active in the U.K and their recorded work has received radio airplay throughout the country. The group tour the length and breadth of the UK on a regular basis, playing venues and festivals both large and small to an enthralled public.
Since 2017, We Ghosts have also been active in France and The Netherlands and of course, Sweden.
Their album releases include;
Paranormal Activity -2006
No Time For Goodbye- 2009
Walking Through Walls -Live- 2010
In September 2020 the 'The Borderline EP' was released.
In 2014, in collaboration with Stockholm Trance D.J. Rich Edwards, a remix of a We Ghosts song, ‘Sweetest Addiction’ became a worldwide hit, charting in many countries and introducing millions of new fans to Jen’s crystal vocals and John’s songwriting.
We Ghosts Are...
Jenny Woodall, aka J.J.Woodall, is the main lead singer and rhythm guitarist of We Ghosts. Her crystal clear, stunning vocal delivery has always been one of
We Ghosts most compelling elements.
That combined with her tight rhythm guitar work forms the core of a great live show.
Jen was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and grew up in an artistic family; the daughter of a film director father and an actress mother. Jen started singing early in her life and at the age of 11 she began taking lessons from vocal coach and former opera singer, Monica Janner. Jenny recorded her first demo "Poisoned Sleep" when she was just 15, but started her music career in earnest when she met John Christopher in 2003. They met in a studio in Gothenburg whilst recording a soundtrack album and they began writing, performing and recording together shortly after that.
John Christopher has played music professionally since he left school but was training as an actor in London when a major recording deal lured him to Southern France. It was there that he began touring Europe as a singer/songwriter/guitarist, ending up in Sweden, where, after a brief brush with fame fronting his own band, he met Jen in a studio in Gothenburg. He was so impressed with her voice that he suggested a collaboration which eventually became the band "We Ghosts", taking the name from a song which had been a staple part of his repertoire for some years. John is proficient on a number of instruments but it is his remarkable guitar work which has become part of the band's signature sound, fusing elements of jazz, pop, folk and rock in a truly original way. He also sings harmonies with Jen and takes the lead vocal on a number of songs.As a guitarist his influences include
Nick Drake, Django Reinhardt and Ry Cooder.