Vaughn Johannes was born in Bellevue Washington on April, 5th 1976. Just three days later his parents moved back to Grays Harbor and that is where he attended Aberdeen High School and graduated in 1995 at age 19. He started playing drums and guitar and piano all around the same time at age seventeen. Vaughn Johannes has white water kayaked in many of the Olympic River Gorges class IV and V sections including the Quinault, Humptulips, Wynootchee, Satsop, Dosewallups, and Big Quillcene River Gorges. He also is the Lead Singer/Robert Plant Character in a nationally known Led Zeppelin tribute band called "The Led Zeppelin Experience featuring NO QUARTER who recently opened for Eddie Money and Tesla. They will be kicking off their national tour on Sept. 19th at the Showare Center in Kent.
Vaughn Johannes also just completed recording his first Feature Film Score entitled "EARTH SPIRITS" in Anchorage, Alaska. He is working on the publishing agreement currently and will sign with ASCAP upon the completion of this agreement.
His musical influences range from Led Zeppelin to Van Halen to Michael Jackson to Stone Temple Pilots to Jonny Cash to Ween.
The instruments that he plays includes drums. guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, bass, tamberine, flute and vocals.
He Performs solo all over Washington. He opened up for 'Three Dog Night" at the DNR Theatre this spring.
He has two sons; Vash Johannes age 5 and Reef Johannes age 3.