Swedish singer Pia Fridhill has lived in Germany for over 20 years. She gave up a well-paid management engineering job to become a full-time musician, something she’d always wanted to do, despite her family's will. Her musical career begun shortly after she moved to Germany and met blues/jazz veteran John C. Marshall, in whose band she would spend the next couple of years learning to live, breathe and make music the way Marshall himself was taught by the great Ray Charles himself (and Aretha Franklin, Rosa King, Slide Hampton et al). In the midst of this work Pia Fridhill met the love of her life, Jens Hoffmann, a Songwriter of his own merit. Just a couple of months after their marriage the two of them recorded the first album „Breakfast on the roof“ together with the John C. Marshall Band, the Man Himself having arranged their pop songs in a 70s R&B style. More albums in various genres and formations followed, for example the critic’s love-child "My Swedish Songbook", where Fridhill takes a trip back to her home country, praising 300 years of traditional folk music in modern, jazzy arrangements.
During the pandemic, Fridhill put on the producer hat, learned the secrets of home recording and started to mix the couple's new album herself. With the help of Nashville producer Caleb Hardin the album “Completely Different” is in the making as we speak and will be officially released on the 18th of November 2023.
Pia Fridhill also works as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, teaching movement classes in German and Swedish according to neurological principles.
As a songwriter and acoustic guitarist, Jens Hoffmann has always felt close to an imaginative and varied "Beatlesque" songwriter tradition his whole life. The song itself is in the foreground of this passionate singer-songwriter, as well as the approach to approach the music with all its different styles and expressions honestly, authentically and independently. With his wife he forms a congenial songwriter couple. Together, the two musicians have released several CDs in the course of their private and musical partnership. In his role as composer as well as with his distinctive stage presence and sure intuition for melody, Hoffmann is the root of the tree that makes out this duo.