I Let My Imagination Take Over

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Cancer is an insidious and cruel taker of life. So many public figures have succumbed to it. Only today, it was virtuoso guitarist Eddie Van Halen. And also so many humble unknowns. One of the later was my wife Iryna for whom I continue to write songs for. Our modern, often toxic environment is full […]

‘At Peace At Last’

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My wife and partner of 28 years, Iryna, died Wednesday August 26 from cancer. The insurmountable grief I feel is finding a voice in one song after the other. Yesterday, I wrote and hastily recorded ‘At Peace At Last’ in memorium of my beloved. In the evening I did a live vocal rendition performing to […]

Hey Mr Spaceman (Iryna’s Song)

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In tribute to Iryna, my late wife who died of cancer August 26, 2020. I wrote this immediately afterwards and with the help of Aidan Casserly from Ireland on backing vocals, it is now my new Alien Skin single. [Free offer has expired, sorry]

‘New Romance: 1984’

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 ‘NEW ROMANCE: 1984’ is the new Alien Skin album   THAT 80s album made in 2020 “But it doesn’t sound contemporary!” says Johan No it doesn’t. It’s not meant to! It’s new wave post punk synth pop It’s unashamedly 80s Depeche Modish evoking British synthpop of the day It’s of a vintage analogue era […]

Who Is Alien Skin?

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Goodbye Johnny Queen & Sequel

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[I play parts of both songs after my introduction..] Personal tragedy has a way of pushing you hard to keep occupied, keep busy, keep working to avoid the weight of its painful burden to overwhelm and emotionally annihilate you. This has been the case with me of late and I keep working on music as […]

The Happiest Face – NEW SINGLE!

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 ‘The Happiest Face’ was written in the 1980s and admittedly inspired by Depeche Mode’s ‘Happiest Girl’ which mesmerized me at the time, and still does. Love those unique days! ‘The Happiest Face’ has become my favourite Alien Skin song in a long time. Beauty, I know, is in the eye, ear or mind of […]

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