Jan-Olof Strandberg’s fist album “At The Music Box” was released in 1995 and has since then preformed as a solo artist and with Strandberg Project in Europe, Asia and USA.
In 1997 Rauno Nieminen & Jan-Olof Strandberg created an acoustic bass guitar that was produced and distributed worldwide by Landola guitars. The instrument was in production for a few years.
The first professional gig jan-Olof Strandberg ever made was with the late Rock legend Rauli Badding Somerjoki in 1975. This can be called a start of a long carrier! Since 1975 there has been several important groups. Here are some of them:
Funky President: Timo Turpeinen, Right-Hand Hänninen, Kyösti Toivanen, Kari Vahtiala, Jan-Olof Strandberg & Matti Junttila The group lasted from 1975-1980 and recorded one single and a maxi single for Kompass Record (1979)
Kosmopojat: Ilkka Rantamäki, Jan-Olof Strandberg, Jukka Tolonen, Esa Kotilainen & Upi Sorvali and some more. This group made a recording for YLE 1978 (radio) and this was Strandbergs firs studio session. Strandberg made also other recordings with Ikkka Rantamäki like a session in 1980 for Swedish radio. Also several tours where made with the group in both Finland and Sweden. Strandberg has recorded four CD`s with Ilkka Rantamäki
Steel City: Kaija Kokkola, Hannu Heinisaari, Risto Asikainen, Esko Toivanen, Jan-Olof Strandberg & Antti Snellman. Strandberg was with the group between 1981-1983 and recorded a few singles. They also performed on a few TV shows.
Abdel Kabirr: This was important because it was the first Album where Strandberg was featured. The record was released in 1983 and included musicians like: Right-Hand Hänninen, Bill Carson, Gus Isadore, Paul Williams, Hassan Bah, Jukka Hakoköngäs and some more….
Bianca Morales & FF: Bianca Morales, Right-Hand Hänninen, Seppo Kantonen, Jussi Liski, Timo Pratskin, Jan-Olof Strandberg, Lasu Valjakka, Vesa Aaltonen, Jartsa Karvonen, Seppo Helin and some others…… The group was active between 1984-1986 and recorded an album called “Our Party” (1984) for Polarvox as well as a few singles. The group performed on several TV shows between that period.
Pepe Ahlqvist: Pepe Ahlqvist, Kurre Tulikallio, Kyösti Toivanen, Jan-Olof Strandberg The group performed between 1983-1987 and made a tour to Poland in 1987. The group appeared also as Raimo Raivo & Pakkopaita, then with Harry Finer on harmonica & vocals. They appeared on some TV shows as Raimo Raivo.
Strandberg Project: The idea with the Strandberg Project is collaboration between creative musicians to create new music and share fresh ideas- to be taken to the recording studios and live stages. The band features most of the time Jukka Gustavson, Sami Virtanen, Jan-Olof Strandberg & Jartsa Karvonen. Regular guests have been people like Paul Jackson, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Raul Vaigla, James LoMenzo, Michael Manring, Mel Gaynor, Tomuyaki Abe, Verneri Pohjola, Dominique Di Piazza and some more. Strandberg has released several albums since 1995 and been touring in following countries: Finland, Sweden, U.S.A, England, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Estonia, France, Austria and Italy and appeared on several TV & radio shows.
The Fusion Project: a group led by drummer Mel Gaynor. The group made one album called Code Name: The Fusion Project. It was recorded in France 2006 and released by Musea. Strandberg was a member of the group between 2005-2007. Other members at the time where: Stephane Derau-Reine, Mel Gaynor, Jean Lassallette and Jan-Olof Strandberg
Paidarion is an international progressive Rock group founded in 2009 by Kimmo Pörsti. Members: Kimmo Pörsti, Jan-Olof Strandberg together with various musicians as: Robert Webb, Jenny Darren, Ákos Bogáti-Bokor, Michael Manring, Esa Kotilainen, Altti Uhlenius. The group has released several albums.
Tommi Varjola Trio: the band has recorded one album as the Tommi Varjola Trio, Tommi Varjola guitar Jan-Olof Strandberg, bass & Markus Ketola, drums!
Highway The group is a Country/Rock band and has released one album called Wanted with this combo (produced by Kai Jauhiainen 2012). The lineup: Timo Turpeinen, Jarmo Hynninen, Timo Vesajoki, Jan-Olof Strandberg & Kai Jauhiainen.
Timo Turpeinen & RootFood has recorded one album for TURENKI Records (2016) and features Timo Turpeinen, Jarmo Hynninen, Timo Vesajoki, Jan-Olof Strandberg & Jartsa Karvonen.
Bianca Morales & The New F.F. Band The group is back after 30 years! The lineup is; Bianca Morales, Jan-Olof Strandberg, Jussi Liski, Jartsa Karvonen, Sami Virtanen & William Suvanne!
BSTO Band is a group led by Calle Böhlström and the music is based on Swedish folk songs and compositions by Calle. The lineup is Calle Böhlström, vocals & guitar Erkki Osmala, guitar Vesa Kujala, keyboards Jan-Olof Strandberg, bass & Kyösti Toivanen, drums.
Street Level is a relatively new group that features Jukka Gustavson, Vocals & keyboards Jan-Olof Strandberg, bass and Thomas Törnroos, drums
Strandberg has been writing columns and articles for the following magazines;
FUZZ (Sweden) 1998-2013)
Bass Frontiers (USA) 1996
Bass Magazine (Netherlands) 2003
Rytmi (Finland) 1992-2001