Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

Singer/Songwriter

Johnny Schaefer is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter of eclectic music. He has sung backup for Josh Groban, Melissa Manchester, Sarah Vaughan, Diahann Carroll and others. His album includes three songs featuring best-selling author and lecturer Marianne Williamson in a unique way. He is a winner in Melissa Manchester's "Fanchester Video Cover Contest" for his mashup of Melissa's "Midnight Blue and Lights of Dawn" (Track 4 on his album, Acoustic Remedy). His new Christmas single; All the babes on Christmas born, is a collaboration with Bram Stoker Award-winning author and lyricist Elizabeth Massie. He grew up in Porterville, CA and graduated from Monache High School, which has produced a large number of successful musicians.  He has a BA in Music from California State University, Fullerton. While attending school there, he placed third in the Vocal Arts competition. He performed in shows and parades in Disneyland for four years, including the famous Main Street Electrical Parade.  While still in college he became cantor and bass/baritone soloist at world-renowned Blessed Sacrament Church, where he is a cantor to this day.

Johnny started writing songs when he was four years old.  His Mom says he used to line up cans from the kitchen cupboard and pretend they were a choir or orchestra, "conducting" them with a wooden spoon.  She also says he used to pretend jump ropes were microphones and sing for hours.  The little toy guitar you see on the cover of his Acoustic Remedy album was one of his favorite toys.