Christian Artists Seminar

July 29 - August 2, 2018

Jonathan Harder

My name is Jonathan Harder and I am 25 years old. I grew up in Espelkamp, a small town in northern Germany. I moved to Düsseldorf to study medicine 5 years ago. Songwriting has been my passion for about 8 years now. My brother and I have recorded our first EP ‚Home Again‘ in 2015 and we have been playing it live ever since. We have played in living rooms but also clubs and concert halls. Most of the songs on the CD were written while I was in Australia for one year. A year I spent volunteering and playing music on the streets, in bars and churches all over Australia. I am a christian and many of my songs are influenced by my faith in Christ. I also find inspiration in other areas of life and most of my songwriting is deeply personal. Losing my mom to cancer in 2016 has inspired me to write even more personal lyrics about the hardship that my family and I are facing. Right now we are recording those songs and planning to release the new material in 2018. At the same time my friends and I are trying to set up a band and we have the desire to move from Singer/Songwriter music and intimate living room sessions to a more band-driven sound in the near future.