Artist Biography Available in: I'm not a Band is indeed not really a band as such, it's rather an explosive band of tunes, sounds and catchy melodies composed, produced and played by classical musician Stephan J. Brought up by professional musicians in the north of Germany, Stephan soon wanted to make music himself - and he started playing the violin, later drums, guitar and the piano. From 2005-2006 he lived in London and was fascinated and inspired by London's music culture. It was just at the beginning of 2008 that he started 'playing laptop' as an outlet for his musical verve. He combines club-like beats with sometimes dirty, sometimes beepy sounds, still preserving his own style by using classical instruments such as the violin to create a simple effect: good music. In 2009 Jana D. joined the project for the vocals and for live shows. The latest success was being voted best newcomer out of more than 1000 contestants by Polarkreis 18 in the myspace bandradar competition.