Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa

  • Name: Leena Johanna Salomaa
  • Birthday: 18.01.1984
  • Place of birth: Espoo
  • Height: Really tall
  • Hair colour: Red today, gray tomorrow
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Instrument: Human body, violin, piano, guitar
  • Favourite food: Indian food, Palak paneer
  • Favourite animal: Horses and birds
  • Favourite color: Colour of sea
  • Favourite movie: The Wizard of Oz, David Lynch movies, Kim Ki-Duk movies
  • Favourite book: Little prince, the portrait of Dorian Gray, Wuthering Heights…
  • Favourite drink: Water
  • Favourite town/place: sea, sky, forest
  • Favourite musician/band/artist: Cranberries, Pink Floyd, The Arcade Fire, Beach House, Queen…
  • Best place for holidays: Summer cottage in Finland or any nice peaceful place with good company…
  • Hobbies: Music, people, nature, reading, parties, travelling...
  • You like: Peace & love & life


Johanna Salomaa was born on January 18, 1984 in Espoo, Finland. She's one of the founding members of Indica and the main songwriter for the band. Jonsu has played the Violin since the age of four, which has become a trademark of Indica's music. As the Frontgirl of Indica, her main instrument is her voice. Furthermore, Jonsu plays guitar, the piano and the unique instrument Theremin. She discovered her songwriting skills at the age of six when she started "composing" short tunes on the piano, which were one or two bars long.

Jonsu got to know co-founder Heini during her time in the school orchestra at Helsinki Suutarila School at the age of 14. Discovering their love for music at the same time, they formed their first band. Some time later, Jenny, Sirkku and Laura joined the band.

Jonsu's special trademark is her flashy red hair.



  • JED: Jonsu & Emppu
  • Vox Populis with Jesse Hietanen
  • Jonsu feat. Jukka Poika
  • Nightwish - Erämaan Viimeinen


  • On Tuesday, September 21, 2009, Jonsu appeared on the Finnish TV show "Neljän tähden illallinen", where she had to cook for her guests.
  • According to her bandmates, Jonsu has an affinity for "creative chaos" and tends to be late to appointments.
  • She prefers public transportation, even though she owns a small "Opel" which she calls "Tiger".
  • Jonsu has two sisters and a brother.
  • Jonsu sang in the legendary Tapiola Choir.
  • Jonsus favourite movie soundtrack composers are Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti.
  • In 2011 Jonsu participated the Kuorosota - Clash of Choirs - representing espoo with her ensemble.
  • Jonsu appeared in the TV show "Roba" playing a character named Heli.
  • Jonsu was a guest on the show Neljän tähden talkoot.