HM Johnsen’s full name is Hans-Marius Johnsen. The Norwegian is raised on a little island on the west coast with three houses. Soon after he picked up the guitar, he had a lesson with a guitar teacher. He had no problems mastering his first lesson, so he found more challenges from You Tube, playing til his fingers were bleeding. On his next lesson he demonstrated that he had done his homework, and then some things he had found online. The teacher suggested that the kid should continue using You Tube. That’s the musical education of HM Johnsen.
A a few years later rumors about a very young guitar hero was heard. It seems like he found a lot of time to practise his skills at home on the island!
His first musical influence was Dave Murray of Iron Maiden. Then he was introduced to the likes of Joe Bonamassa, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Eric Johnson.
The first album “Chased” was self released in March 2017. The album was mastered in the legendary Abbey Road studios.