Yogi Lonich

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Born (1969-08-25) August 25, 1969 (age 51)
San Jose, California
GenresRock, Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
LabelsSound Assembly Music
Websiteyogimusic.com
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationMusic degree in Classical and Jazz guitar performance
Alma materCalifornia State University
Spouse(s)Lana
ChildrenAnika (daughter)
RelativesPlavka (sister)

Yogi Lonich (born August 25, 1969 in San Jose, California) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He is former member of Buckcherry and Fuel, and is currently active as a solo artist.

Personal life

Yogi Lonich is the son of a Peruvian mother and Croatian father (originally from the island of Ugljan), who left Croatia as a teenager.[1] His older sister Plavka is also a musician. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and credits his sister Plavka as his „biggest musical push“[2]. Upon graduating from high school in 1989, Lonich enrolled into California State University, where in 1993 he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical and Jazz guitar performance.[3] After their daughter Anika was born, Yogi and his wife Lana decided to move from California to Zagreb, Croatia, where he is currently residing.[4]

Recording career

As a solo artist

Lonich released his solo debut Metta[5] in 2006. The album won him the Los Angeles Music Award’s “Best Independent Pop Artist”[6]. He released his sophomore album Hesitant Poet in 2010[7].

As a band member

Lonich's first band, Sound Assembly[8], signed for Moonshine Music in 1995, under which they released their debut album In The Pocket in 1996.[9]

In 1999, he became a member of American rock band Buckcherry after the band released their eponymous debut album earlier that year. After he joined the band, Buckcherry toured incessantly to promote their debut album Buckcherry. They opened for Lenny Kravitz on his 1999 Freedom Tour[10]. Yogi Lonich also performed with Buckcherry at Woodstock '99[11], which was the second large-scale music festival. As a member of Buckcherry, in 2000, Lonich shared the stage in Osaka dome with Aerosmith and Mr. Big.[12] In August 1999, Buckcherry won Kerrang! magazine's Best International Newcomer award[13]. In 2000, Lonich participated in recording Buckckerry's sophomore album, Time Bomb (2001). The same year, Buckcherry got a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance (for song „Lit Up“)[14] . In the spring 2000, Buckcherry opened for Australian hard-rock band AC/DC[15]. After the release of Buckcherry's second album, Yogi Lonich has left the band.[16]

On two brief occasions, in 2000 and 2001, Lonich was a member of rock band Fuel.

In 2009, his alternative rock band Run Through The Desert released a debut album called Break The Silence, which Lonich co-produced with Francois Descamps.[17]

As a studio musician

Lonich played guitar on British singer-songwriter Yusuf's thirteenth studio album Roadsinger[18], which made its debut on the Billboard 200 at position No. 41 and on the UK charts at No. 10. He is credited on American singer-songrwiter LP's third studio album Forever For Now (2014), which was also her major label full-length debut.[19]

As a support musician

One of the biggest music stars Lonich played as support musician for was the American singer-songwriter Chris Cornell. Lonich was a member of Cornell's band from 2006 to 2009. One of the most memorable moments of sharing the stage with Cornell was when he shaved Lonich's hair during a concert in Webster Hall nightclub in New York City.[20]

Lonich also occasionally supports Taiwanese singer and actor Jeff Chang[21][22], as well as Japanese singer Koshi Inaba[23]. Some other notable music artist he has supported through his career are Meredith Brooks[24], Shakira[25], Melissa Etheridge[26], Alanis Morissette[27] and Kid Rock[28]

In the media

              

References

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  2. "Yogi Lonich on New Album, Playing China & Chris Cornell". www.total-croatia-news.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  3. "Alumni US | California State University-Northridge (1993)". alumnius.net. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  5. "Yogi* - Metta". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  6. "Yogi". LA Music Awards. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  7. "Yogi Lonich Archives". My Music Masterclass. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  8. "Sound Assembly - In The Pocket". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  9. "Grammyjevac Yogi Lonich obožava Zagreb, a nikada nećete pogoditi zašto". December 9, 2017.
  10. Archive-Sandy-Teixeira. "Lenny Kravitz To Tour with Smash Mouth, Buckcherry". MTV News. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  11. "Yogi Lonich on New Album, Playing China & Chris Cornell". www.total-croatia-news.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  12. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. "List of Kerrang! Award winners", Wikipedia, 2020-04-08, retrieved 2020-06-13
  14. "42nd Annual Grammy Awards", Wikipedia, 2020-04-28, retrieved 2020-06-13
  15. "Buckcherry :: Fifteen :: All Access Magazine :: It's All About The Music". web.archive.org. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  16. "Yogi Lonich: "Nismo planirali ostvariti komercijalni uspjeh. Pisali smo iz srca, iz potpuno iskrenog mjesta."". sound-report.com.
  17. "Run Through The Desert - Break The Silence". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  18. "Yusuf Islam - Roadsinger". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  19. "Yogi Lonich: Chris Cornell bio je velikodušan i prema svima nama u bendu se odnosio poput brata". March 12, 2018.
  20. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  21. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  22. "Jeff Chang at the Royal Albert Hall at The Royal Albert Hall". Skiddle.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  23. "Yogi Lonich Archives". My Music Masterclass. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  24. "So You Got The Chops, But Will You Get The Gig? Yogi Lonich (Chris Cornell, The Wallflowers, Fuel) Explains How To 'Vibe' Your Way To The Top - Thatsmygig". www.thatsmygig.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  25. "So You Got The Chops, But Will You Get The Gig? Yogi Lonich (Chris Cornell, The Wallflowers, Fuel) Explains How To 'Vibe' Your Way To The Top - Thatsmygig". www.thatsmygig.com. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  26. "Interview with Yogi Lonich". Birdee And The Beat. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  27. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  28. "Yogi Lonich: Meet the acclaimed musician with Croatian roots". Croatia Week. Retrieved 2020-06-13.

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