Joana Serrat was born in Vic (Barcelona) in 1983. As a child wants to play the Harp but she finds no place to learn it. Meanwhile se grows up listening to her mums vinyl set of Xesco Boix and his dad’s Neil Young, Van Morrison, James Taylor records. At age of eleven, however, she began to study classical music and piano. At the age of fifteen and seventeen wins two first prize of poetry in her town. At sixteen starts to play guitar and at the age of eighteen finally decides quit piano.
By that time she begins to make some songs that will form the first group, Deva, with Anna Mirapleix (keyboard) and Santi Serratosa (drums). In June 2005 travels to Dublin to work and it’s goes deeply into the work of Bob Dylan. This trip will be the beginning of the creation of a personal voice. After this experience Joana Serrat starts to her first own themes which materialise in her first job Liffey (2008, Laura r. Perkins). Under the acronym J.S.T. published two works: Liffey (Laura r. Perkins, 2008), debut album and with which she achieved her first recognition, and Hit The Pavement (desktop publishing, 2009),recorded with the The Sofa Dreams band.
After an introspection time and personal resarching she decides to change her way and stop the pop-rock sound to find her own voice. From this process emerged The Relief Sessions, a double CD which goes from the Cryptic Folk, to indie and pop to country. We find here clear american influences as Bob Dylan, Bill Callahan and Joanna Newsom. Joana Serrat music is warm, evocative and deep that makes her style very personal and recognizible.