Joanna Weston released her debut studio album on April 5th, 2014. Moving from Guildford in the UK, she has been based in The Netherlands working with some incredible musicians, fine tuning each of the songs that appear on this beautiful album. Now released, she is so excited that it’s finally out in the world for all to hear because the end result of all their hard work is truly fantastic!
Joanna and her band took the stage on 5 April 2014 in Utrecht to celebrate the release of ‘Inside Out’, where they performed all tracks, which appear on the album as well as songs from her two previous EPs. ‘Inside Out’ includes audience favourites from her live gigs ‘I Know’, ‘Say So’, and ‘What Are We Fighting For’ plus some new songs that have never been heard before.
The Album contains 11 tracks, which are all written by Joanna and performed with her band, made up of musicians from Utrecht, and was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Frank Rijk (Utrecht) by Frank van der Meulen.
A press pack containing the album music, the album artwork and a promotion photo can be provided.
Born in London, her two previously released EPs ‘What Do I Do?’ (2010) and ‘Pieces Of The Puzzle’ (2011) have both been well received and appreciated by music lovers.
Joanna is a storyteller who conveys her experiences with great flair. Her music is upbeat and ‘real life’. It is a fine combination of folk-pop that you would want to hear time again.
Hypnotic vocals with her beautifully crafted music showcase her skill and versatility as a songwriter and performer. Joanna’s performances are always uplifting, you must see her live!
Many radio stations around the world, including BBC Introducing, Eagle Radio, Kane FM, the Tom Robinson’s BBC6 Music ‘Fresh On The Net’ show regularly support her music. She was also recently invited by Dutch radio stations including Radio1.nl to play live and promote her new debut album.
Whether a prestigious venue, festival or intimate house concert, Joanna loves to perform. She has played shows in the UK, Turkey, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands and is excited to take her album on tour so look out for forthcoming tour dates very soon.
Jacqueline Jax: How did you get started in music?
Joanna: I’ve always been a singer, although never thought of it as something I could pursue as a career until a friend told me about a music course in a nearby town. After jumping at the chance to attend, I shortly after found myself involved with an originals band as the lead vocalist and everything else just flew from there.
Jacqueline: Does music run in your family? If so who and how were you influenced by them.
Joanna: As I was growing up, one of my brothers taught him self to play the guitar and wrote his own songs. I use to enjoy listening and would sing harmonies so we could perform together at family parties, so I guess that’s my inspiration which was great fun to do.
Jacqueline: Tell me an interesting story or memory from recording your last album.
Joanna: I do have a really lovely story to tell… While recording my album ‘Inside Out’ I was pregnant with my baby girl. It was such an amazing experience for me, because while I was recording I would feel her moving around to my singing voice and the music. Even now when I sing to her or play the album she loves it and listens.
Both having a baby and recording a full album are two important things that I’ve wanted for such a long time and it’s magic how they happened pretty much together. The album launch party was held when I was eight months and since by then I couldn’t really reach the guitar strings over my big belly, a friend of mine stepped in to play my parts, so I could focus on singing my heart out and putting on a good show.
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