At the age of 12, Johan Randén played with Freak Kitchen at Sweden Rock Festival and today at 24, Johan Randén works as a session guitar player, composer, producer and musical director. He has worked and played with bands and people like Bronk (Staffan Astner, Per Lindvall, Sven Lindvall), Janne Schaffer, Simon Andersson (Pain Of Salvation), Andreas Brobjer (Lady Gaga), Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings, Karmakanic) and others.
Johan Randén’s first solo album ‘Lead Guitar’ was released in 2002 when Johan was only 14 years old. It was written and produced by Mattias Eklundh from Freak Kitchen. It soon led to Johan’s second release ‘Version 2.0‘ in 2005, this time with Johan as co-writer together with producer Christian Alsing. ‘Lead guitar’ was a success in Asia and Japan and with his second album, he toured in Japan together with Freak Kitchen where he also recorded a guitar DVD for ‘Young Guitar’, the biggest guitar magazine in Japan.