Johansen lives and works in Oslo as a drummer/producer. Educated in Cultural Management from the University of Stavanger, 1999-2001.
Johansen released his first album Evening Songs (Taurus Records/Musikklosen) under his own name in the summer of 2005, an album for which Johansen have received very nice reviews. World Of Emily is his second release as a solo-artist.
Johansen have done one-nighers, recordings, festival gigs and tours with musicians such as Slide Hampton (US), Bob Mintzer, Hal Galper (US), Randy Johnston (US), Larry Vuckovich (US), Barbara Morrison (US), Herb Geller (US), George Garzone (US), Anders Jormin (SWE), Cæcilie Norbye (DK), Marie Bergman (SWE), Lars Jansson (SWE), John Taylor (UK), Karin Krog, John Surman (UK).
Tours and projects in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Malaysia, India, United States and Canada.