About Hymns from Nineveh

Hymns from Nineveh is an alternative pop project formed in 2007 by the Danish singer-songwriter Jonas H. Petersen. Since then, he and his fellow band members have released an three albums and an EP.


Hymns from Nineveh have played at concert halls and festivals all over Scandinavia, including Roskilde Festival, SPOT, Smukfest, ØYA, By:Larm, G-festival and Øresundsfestival.

The Albums

The debut album titled “Hymns from Nineveh” went straight to #1 on the Danish iTunes-chart and top 10 on the Danish album chart, was named “Album Of The Year” by the largest Danish music magazine, GAFFA, and was among the 10 Danish nominees for the Nordic Music Prize.

The christmas album, also released in 2011, called “Endurance in Christmas Time” was named “indie christmas album of the year” by Christianity Today, and the song “Anywhere With You” became a hit-single on Danish national radio.

The first two singles from the third album, VISIONS, have been on heavy rotation on Danish radio. “A Kid On the Beach”, spent 11 weeks on the Danish Airplay Chart Top 20 and peaked at #2. It was chosen as “Årets Uundgåelige” (This Years Unavoidable Song) by the listeners of DR P3, the largest public radio station in Denmark.

The Band

Hymns from Nineveh is led by Jonas H. Petersen, who writes and sings the songs, but also consists of three other musicians who arrange the songs together with Jonas:

Jacob Haubjerg: Electric bass.
Jonas H. Petersen: Lyrics, vocal and guitar.
Carl Andreas Brixen: Drums
Nikolaj Paakjær: Piano, organ and synth.

Previous Band Members

Christel Voldby Winther, who sang and played the violin 2007-2012
David Vejen Blomqvist, who played the bass 2010-2013
Mikael Kærsgaard, who played electric guitar 2010-2012
Jakob Brixen, who sang and played electric guitar, banjo, shahi baaja and several other instruments 2008-2016