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Ingrid D. Johnson found her dream within a dream, years ago, awaking to the humming of her first song that has lead to a 16+ year career filled with soulful, poignant, songwriting, backed by her full band The Funky Fresh Crew and influenced by musicians from Leonard Cohen to Billie Holiday.
Ingrid D Johnson & her Funky Fresh Crew offers an original mix of uplifting Jazz, Pop, Soul and R&B music that is catchy and socially conscious. In addition to offering inspirational, public speaking engagements, on overcoming adversity.
Book us for a live gig today! We also offer virtual live music performance bookings and public speaking event bookings, as well. Contact us for more information.
Ingrid D Johnson and The Funky Fresh Crew were engaged to perform on the Community Stage at the Red River Ex, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in June 2019. Big voice. Great range. Soulful, Powerful. Engaging. Instrumentals were tight. All performances were outstanding ... even in the rain! Ingrid and the Crew have been booked to perform on the Main Stage at the Red River Ex 2020.
Response from Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew:
Thank you for this awesome review, Cheryl! It was an honour to play at the Red River Exhibition, last year, and we are very excited about playing the main stage in 2020! Thank you for taking the time to really listen to our band.
What to Expect
Chosen by The Manitoba Women' s Advisory Council and Mentoring Artist's for Women' s Art (MAWA) in October 2011 to be honoured ( along with 7 other artists ) in a government publication: Women in The Arts; Artists Working for Social Change; Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew, offers an uplifting, family-friendly, concert of original Pop, Jazz, Soul, and R&B songs about love, faith, and strength to overcome adversity.
Ingrid D. Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew is a great band for school concerts, community events, corporate events, galas, fundraisers, unique house concerts, school concerts, and coffee house events.
In addition to this, Ingrid D Johnson also offers a musical /monologue on the impact of childhood sexual abuse. Great for victims of trauma who feel alone in their journey.
What About Love? 2012 Album Reviews
"Ingrid D. Johnson's voice is simple yet soulful". - SoulMatters
"... On My Own, gives a telling story of regrets and resolution with great R&B flavour highlighted by hot piano and lead guitar with a mix of spoken word in the lyrics to dramatize the message. I've Got The Blues shows why jazz and blues are so closely connected with great trumpet and bluesy vocals. Listening to this song and others on What About Love? leaves the listener scratching their head over learning this is Johnson's first musical effort! This amazingly good." - The Phantom Tollbooth
"... Ingrid D. Johnson, based out of Winnipeg demonstrates that the vocal jazz scene is alive and well in the Great White North with her smooth sounding voice that seems to mix a little Esthero, a tiny bit of Amy Winehouse, and a whole lot of soul."
" ... a hybrid of popular music with spoken word with social action". - Greyowl Point
"... With a vibe that finds its roots in 60s message music, Johnson moves the sound from the church basement up to the main sanctuary and rocks up a soulful message of hope through despair". - Midwest Record
" ... Positive vibes permeate every song, even the sad ones, on this ultimately uplifting disc. Her sound is a soulful blend of pop, jazz, and hip-hop supported by her band, the Funky Fresh Crew. An individually talented group. The Crew has a good chemistry that gives the songs a real vibrancy." - Broose Tulloch ( Stylus Magazine)
Ingrid D. Johnson found her dream within a dream, years ago, awaking to the humming of her first song that has lead to a 16-year career filled with soulful, poignant, songwriting, backed by her full band The Funky Fresh Crew and influenced by musicians from Leonard Cohen to Billie Holiday.
Immigrating to Canada from Jamaica, at the tender age of four, suffering through the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, and living in the child welfare system provided, Ingrid D. Johnson, with a lot of inspiration for writing poems about her journey. These poems would later become her first published, local, best-selling, book of poetry in 2005 that would eventually inspire original songs.
Acknowledged by The Manitoba Status of Women in their 2011 Government publication, Women in The Arts: Artists Working for positive Social Change, for using her music and poems to draw awareness to the impact of childhood sexual abuse, Johnson, continues to be an independent artist working for positive social change through her small production company, In The Closet Productions.
Visit www.intheclosetproductions.com to learn more and support her musical mission.
Additional Booking Notes
Mixer (at least 16 channels) with a sound and lighting person.
2 main speakers
Steve (Drums) -- floor mat and power outlet for a small drum kit.
Joey (bass) - 1 D.I box
Nick ( keyboard) -1 xlr for D.I . box
Frank ( Guitar ) - guitar amp,1 D.I box for classical guitar.
Ingrid - vocals - 1 microphone
Ndu (Guest Rapper ) - vocals - 1 mic
2 vocal monitors
Past Booked Events
|September 05, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||SAKIHIWE & ELLICE STREET FESTIVAL|
|September 04, 2021 • 3:30pm - 8:00pm||RED RIVER EXHIBITION FALL FAIR|
|December 04, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||CBC RADIO ONE: MANITOBA BE KIND Virtual FUNDRAISER|
|June 13, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Red River Ex. Main Stage: Canceled due to Covid.|
|June 13, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||ELLICE STREET FESTIVAL/ Canceled due to Covid-19|
|February 18, 2020 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Private Event|
|October 18, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:40pm||MONDO NYC SHOWCASE: TEDDY'S CARRIAGE HOUSE IN NYC|
|June 23, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||The Red River Exhibition Community Stage|
|June 22, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||The Red River Exhibition Community Stage|
|October 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Bell Tower Community cafe|
|September 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||St.Amant Spirit Fest|
|August 25, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:45pm||Rib Fest|
|June 16, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Steinbach Summer in the city festival|
|April 20, 2018 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm||Handsome Daughter|
|March 02, 2018 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm||Shannon's Irish Pub|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 6:35pm||National Anthem : Pistons Hockey Game|
|November 03, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm||Girls Rock Camp fundraiser|
|September 30, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Spirit Fest St Amant|
|September 22, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||The Bell Tower|
|August 26, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Rib Fest Winnipeg|
|August 12, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Canada Summer games|
|August 05, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Canada Summer games|
|July 21, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||St.Amant|
|June 29, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Carbone Restaurant|
|June 17, 2017 • 1:55pm - 2:20pm||Steinbach Summer in the City Festival|
|June 02, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||St.Amant Music Cafe|
|May 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||MB Music New Music Nighy|
|April 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Speaking engagement|
|April 08, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||ST.Agathe House Concert|
|March 01, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||St.Agathe|
|February 03, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Ingrid D.Johnson & The Funky Fresh Crew Live|
|November 30, 2016 • 10:30am - 11:30am||School Public speaking Engagement|
|September 09, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Belltower cafe|
|June 23, 2016 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Songwriting workshop|
|June 17, 2016 • 2:35pm - 3:15pm||Steinbach Summer in the City Festival|
|May 20, 2016 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Showcase in Nashville, TN|
|May 13, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Runway 204|
|February 20, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||PEG CITY CELEBRATION!|
1. It's been a while
2. How can we be in love?
3. Something's Moving in the distance
4. I've Got the Blues
5. What About love?
6. I work for love not hate
7. How can we be in love?
8. Hurry Up
9. Not 2 late
10. To take them home
... 10 minute intermission
13. My life
14. I think of you Always
15. I've Got Love on my side
16. Come back
17. On my Own
18. Hide Away
19. Your love is sweeter
20. I'm Running
|Ingrid D Johnson||Singer Songwriter|
Influences & Inspiration
Billie Holiday, Susan Vega, Bob Dylan, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Leonard Cohen, and Adele.
Full drum kit.
16 channel mixer with sound guy
Stage large enough to hold 5 piece band
Floor mats for the drum set.
2 Vocal monitors