SJ Johnson

SJ Johnson

SJ began her singing career in 2005 as vocalist in a band called Crimson Scarlet.

As well as performing many gigs with Crimson Scarlet, SJ was vocalist on one of Crimson Scarlet's four CDs. She also had her first experience of songwriting by collaborating with Crimson Scarlet songwriter Malcolm Journeaux on a number of songs.

In 2007, SJ began working at the Back Door Music Project in Rochdale where she met DJ Absolut - and so began a new musical direction as a session vocalist.

SJ secured a publishing contract (as Sarah-Jane Neild) with 23rd Precinct Music/Notting Hill Music and has been featured on a number of Notting Hill music releases.

During this time she met record producer Si Paul (aka Lost Witness) and he produced her first solo song, 'Chasing Rainbows', which was snapped up by the biggest dance label in Europe, Armada Music, and achieved chart success.

She has co-written for other singers, worked with some of the best production teams from around the world and has had a number of radio plays, including BBC Radio 1.

With releases on labels such as Armada, Black Hole, AATW, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, Armada Deep, and on Let There Be House, she is a name that producers wish to work with on a regular basis.

In summer 2019, SJ also returned to her musical roots, joining with Malcolm Journeaux to form 'Sable 097'.