Swedish singer songwriter and musician.
She started entertaining professionally as a young teenager in Sweden, working first as a troubadour singing folk music, then joining various show bands with emphasis on vocals and harmony work and touring extensively in Europe. In the mid 70s she was signed to BUK records in London and during this time started collaborating with artists such as Tony Sheridan. She was signed by EMI-Music Publishing in London in 1976. She worked as a session singer and collaborated and recorded with amongst others; Bernie Marsden, (Whitesnake), Raphael Ravenscroft (Gerry Rafferty) and Nicky Moore (Samson). She recorded a single produced by Mike Hurst with a girl group”Frankie and the Favourites”. Zanna joined a Salsa band called Manana with Jorge Spiteri, Bill Lovelady and sometimes Aierto. Back in Sweden she started the Heavy rock band "ZANNA" with her brother Bolle Gregmar on drums, Rolf Jonsson Guitar, ( later replaced with Patrick Ohlsson) and Sune Martinell on Bass. She joined Bill Lovelady’s band when he had a no 1 hit for Twenty -two weeks in Sweden with”One more Reggae for the Road”.
After the tour she teamed up with British multi instrumentalist / guitar hero Ollie Halsall who joined ”ZANNA” the heavy rock... Read More|
... band and toured Sweden. Zanna and Ollie joined Kevin Ayers Band in the early 80s based in Spain, recorded for CBS in New York. Toured Spain. Zanna became known as the first female keyboard player in Rock to perform on Spanish stages. European tours followed as well as the recording of music for Kevin’s film ”Percussion”, and an album ”Jack of Diamonds and the Queen of Pain”. A TV special and some concerts with John Cale (Velvet Underground) and Andy Summers(Police) in Spain. Zanna wrote music for three albums for Spanish Punk star RAMONCIN and also hit single”Sal de Naja” on Hispavox. She recorded an album for the film”Sal Gorda” (by Oscar winner Fernando Trueba) on Ariola featuring single ”Entra en mi Cuerpo – Sal de mi vida”. She also appeared in the film. Zanna and Ollie teamed up with some Spanish top musicians, Javier de Juan and Manolo Diaz and formed group ”Cinemaspop”. Recorded two albums for WEA and had 4 top five hits, with ”Zorba the Greek”, ”We love you Marilyn”, ”Following the Blonde” and ”Let’s go to the movies”. She collaborated with Top artists ”Mecano”, ”Azul y Negro” and Flamenco-Rock star Manzanita on record, TV and on stage.She did a multitude of different TV and radio shows as well as concerts.
In 1985 she moved to Hollywood, California where the career got temporarily interrupted because of the arrivals of Two Lovely Daughters and her decision to study psychology. She then proceeded to study Hypnosis with the thought of specialising in the creative and artistic field such as motivation, goal focus, concentration, creativity, positive thinking removing writers block, stage fright and other fears and phobias etc. and graduated as a clinical Hypnotherapist in 1994. However she continued to write and record music and collaborated with amongst others Ric Olsen (Berlin), ”Rockwell” (Somebody’s watching me), ”Maestro Alex Gregory”. She wrote a collection of Lullabies for babies, siblings, parents and other folk ”Suite Dreams”, which she recorded together with Tom and Steve Fowler known from Frank Zappa’s band.