Music - Pop, Rock
|Jacquie’s live singing performances (with previous bands) have earned her the praise of local critics with reviews like "strong lead vox" , "a nice voice and shows experience and confidence" and "lead vox very clear and expressive". But with reviews like "one woman show", "the front person is carrying the show" and "the lead vox was the saving grace", it was inevitable that Jacquie has embarked on a solo career. Her style and sound is comparable to acts like Texas, Blondie, Sheryl Crow, Meredith Brookes and The Corrs. Jacquie’s original songs are fresh, commercial and memorable, drawing on several different styles. So why did a Physiotherapist and ‘State Grade Squash Player’ from Brisbane, Australia, take up singing lessons at age 22 and embark on a music career? " I always felt destined to be an influential singer, just like my idol at the time Annie Lennox" she says. "Singing and music came very naturally to me, and I wasn't even nervous the first time that I performed in front of a crowd! I felt very comfortable". Over the next five years, she worked hard to gain valuable experience in the music industry — first performing in a couple of ‘originals’ bands, and then becoming front person of popular Australian ‘covers’ duo "Holly and the Hitman" with which she played over 500 shows at busy city clubs and casinos. In late 1998, Jacquie realized that it was time to move on from the ‘covers’ scene and to focus again on writing and recording her original songs. In early 2000, she released her first music CD- CDROM demo "Eclectic" and distributed it to record companies, managers and publishers.|
|Del Rey started playing classical guitar when she was four. As a teenager, she met blues man Sam Chatmon who inspired her to become a blues queen. Her guitar playing combines country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie through the sensibility of an autodidact trailer-park esthete. Her original songs are classic in form, but lyrically post-modern. Her live show is full of complex guitar grooves and sly humor. Del Rey is fun to watch, with her dancing feet, infectious smile and elegant yet goofy outfits. Del Rey plays concerts world wide and also presents a concert/lecture on women musicians called Women in American Music. She writes about music for Acoustic Guitar magazine and other publications. Del Rey's latest CD is "X-rey Guitar", recorded with a full band. She has also recorded two solo albums, Hot Sauce (Hobemian 1995) and Boogie Mysterioso (Hobemian 1993). With Del Rey and the Blues Gators she recorded Chartruese (Hobemian 1991) and Cafe Society (Kicking Mule 1985).|
Rey's web site
A Bungalow In Bangalow
~Mel M. (Yolk Magazine)
Faith Rivera is a dark-skinned Filipina born on Kauai on an Easter afternoon. Early on, she sang folk songs with Grandma Rosa whom "Rosa's Farewell" & her debut album, “In Search of Faith” (produced by Daniel Ho) are dedicated to.
"Diversity is a beautiful
thing & Faith serves it up with both passion & poise”
As a teeny bopper she fronted an all girls band and released her first original on cool star-shaped vinyls on Azra International. Faith left the islands and dived into classical music & jazz graduating with a BA in Music & Minor in Marketing from Cal State Long Beach. Out of school, hit the road playing keys & singing back-up for Interscope rock/r&b artist, Xavier, opening for De La Soul, Morris Day & the Time, and Speech. Since then, she’s worked with Luther Vandross, Jon Secada, Sheila E. and more. Recently, she appeared on the “Wayne Brady Show” and is featured on the pilot episode for TV drama “First Monday”. Faith’s artistry is enjoyed by listeners worldwide on the internet, thousands of downloads & charting songs on mp3.com. With the help of Warner Chappell writer/producer Zuriani, her latest recording project, FAITHGROOVE (EP), features spiritual lyric & soothing vocals floating over exotic, eastern-inspired grooves. Her fresh and versatile approach to singing & songwriting continues to create faithful fans each day.
“Star-quality vocals! Rivera's
voice is amazing”
“Faith is a singer/songwriter
whom I can never get tired of hearing. Her musical soul is so passionate
and full of an uplifting spirit that has the potential to inspire the world.”
“Faith is ready for radio,
MTV and VH-1 with her slick crossover urban style.”
All That You Are
|Singer/songwriter Eliza is quickly establishing herself as a premiere roots, rock alternative pop artist. With an unforgettable voice that is at once soulful, passionate, and bluesy, Eliza has been captivating critics and audiences throughout the Midwest and East Coast. In 2000 she was nominated for four Detroit Music Awards including “Best Rock Vocalist,” “Best Pop Artist,” Best Live Performance,” and “Best Local Recording.” A chance meeting with legendary Motown writer Barrett Strong (author of smash hits, including “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “War,” “Ball of Confusion,” and more) lead to Eliza signing with Strong’s record label, Blarritt Records. Eliza’s self-titled debut, featured sultry R&B vocals coupled with hip hop and urban/dance rhythms. The release of Eliza’s second CD “I’m Waiting” (‘99) shows a more sophisticated approach, with roots rock and pop songs that touch the heart and enthrall the ear. Chock full of irresistible hooks and splendid melodies, the disc’s title cut was spotlighted on popular commercial radio stations: The River (“Out of the Box”), The Planet (“Adventures in Hi-Fi”), 89X (“Homeboy Show”), and WDET. “I’m Waiting” has earned a stack of positively glowing press and has landed Eliza television appearances on PBS’ “Backstage Pass” and the “Jenny Jones Show” as a featured artist. Watching Eliza perform live is an invigorating experience. A dynamic front woman, as well as a gifted keyboardist, Eliza has earned the reputation as a top notch performer. Backed by a high energy, world-beat tinged band, she regularly performs at top venues and festivals. Recently, Eliza was a featured artist at the Bottom Line’s "NightBirds: Women in Music" series that included Sony recording artist Mary Lou Lord. Next up for this inspired chanteuse, is a national tour and showcases on both coasts and since music is her passion and in her soul, Eliza is already writing and recording songs for a new disc.|
|Sultry, powerful, smoky-voiced Lisa Otey has been heralded worldwide for her sophisticated and sensual sound. Her diverse blues style has won her many awards, including the 1998 Arizona Blues Showdown Championship, 1997 TAMMIES Musician of the Year and frequently, Best Performing Artist of Tucson. This rising star is making a name for herself in the world of blues and jazz music. Lisa is a crowd-pleaser as a solo act or in a large group. She brings freshness to old standards and introduces her own brand of humor with her originals. Sexy, double-entendre lyrics are a favorite of Lisa's. She lets her hair down with songs like "Scratch My Itch," "Gimme Some a Yo' Sugar," and "Got My Modem Workin' " (a modern twist to the Muddy Waters classic) on her fourth CD, "gimme some a yo' sugar!," on her own label, Owl's Nest Productions. Lisa's CDs have received rave reviews and airplay all over the world. Her tours of the West Coast and Southwest, along with special appearances at national festivals, most recently including the 1999 Silver City Blues Festival, the 1999 Phoenix Blues Blast, the 1999 Tucson Jazz Sundae, the 1998 International Blues Competition in Memphis, and the 1998 Queen City Blues Festival in Cincinnati, have continued to bring her new fans. Lisa has toured with Candye Kane (and appears on Candye's new CD, "The Toughest Girl Alive" on Rounder), has played with Curtis Salgado, Roy Gaines, and Mollie O'Brien, and has opened for Saffire: the Uppity Blues Women, Homesick James, Doug MacLeod, Karryn Allison, and Chris Smither. In Tucson, Lisa performs at local clubs and festivals and writes a column for the Tucson Blues Society's Desert Bluesbeat. She is also the Musical Director and pianist for the Gaslight Theatre and the Invisible Theatre's Pastime Players.|
Got My Modem Workin'