LONGTIME NARNIA DRUMMER ANDREAS ”HABO” JOHANSSON ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM THE BAND
A message from Andreas:
I have been a member of the band Narnia since 1997. We’ve been blessed and had a fantastic journey together, and we have been involved in things I didn’t even dare to dream about back in my childhood bedroom.
There have been 9 studio albums, live albums, liveDVDs, compilation albums and several hundred gigs around the world.
Over time, unfortunately, it has become more and more difficult to combine my life as a session drummer with Narnia’s schedule, and we have made a mutual decision that it is time for me to leave the drummer’s seat.
I’m grateful to my dear brothers Martin Härenstam, Jonatan Samuelsson and our soundman Viktor Stenquist who worked so hard, always dedicated to the band, both on and off stage, and to previous members and people who have surrounded us over the years.
Extra big thanks to CJ Grimmark. One of the absolute best guitarists in the world who I’ve had the great privilege of playing with so many times and who always made me sound better, challenged me musically and always stayed true to his faith and his vision for Narnia.
And to Christian Liljegren, the man with the most powerful voice that has given Narnia its signature. With his outstanding stage performances, his passion, big heart and true faith he, together with CJ, has been Narnia’s driving force for such a long time.
But most importantly, Christian is my dear childhood friend who brought me on board back in -97. For that and for all the fun we got to be part of I am forever grateful.
And last but not least to all the fans for supporting the band over the years, and for all the nice meetings you have given me.
The vision and journey of Narnia lives on, but without me!
I’m wishing my friends all the best and God’s blessings!
With love /
Andreas ”Habo” Johansson