Laura Ozholl Lead Vocals/Guitar
Keira Kenworthy Bass/Vocals
Shelley Walker Lead Guitar/ Vocals
Ellie Daymond Drums
Photo Credit- Adam Kennedy
Exploding onto the international music scene in early 2015 with the acclaimed singles Live Rock ’n’ Roll and White Trash, JOANovARC’s status as the new ‘Queens of rock’ is about to rise even higher with their debut album, Ride Of Your Life. Released on 9th November through Red Vixen Records/Universal, available through HMV stores UK and outlets around the world.The album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield studios and produced by Grammy winning producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters).
It brings together new songs with a number of the band’s live favourites, including the latest single Dragon In The Sky. Formed in 2004 by sisters Sam and Shelley Walker, Deborah Wildish joined later the same year. After five years as a trio, Laura Ozholl completed the line-up in 2009 and formed a new line up in 2019 helping JOANovARC to quickly solidify its reputation for exceptional musicianship, songwriting and unrelenting hard work. The band is already becoming a global phenomenon, with electrifying performances on tour in Europe, Japan, Asia, the Middle East, Caribbean and a tour in California USA with an electrifying performance supporting ‘Huntress’ at the famous Viper Rooms in Hollywood Sunset Blvd.
The band’s singles have been playlisted by radio stations Planet Rock (including by the legendary Alice Cooper) and Total Rock, gaining rave reviews from the international rock music press, including Classic Rock and Kerrang! Joanovarc have been nominated for the ‘Angels of Rock’ Hard Rock Hell award 2017 alongside rock legends Girlschool and Rock Goddess. 2017 best song in the top 20 of the Hard Rock Hell radio charts. Planet Rock ‘Best new band’ award nomination 2018. Classic Rock Magazine ‘Track of the week’ with their new single ‘Jane’ and the JOANovARC album is out now with stunning reviews.
Their electrifying live shows, outstanding live reviews and a rapidly growing fan base have seen producer Gil Norton dub them ‘the new Queens of rock’, recognising their status as a truly powerful example of women in music The venues and festivals played by the band are almost too numerous to mention. In 2016 these have included the Camden Rock festival, Ireland Bike Festival, Harley Davidson Thunder in the Glens festival, the Liverpool Empire, many iconic London venues and with numerous performances at Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rock Festivals in 2017/2018 supporting major international rock acts.
JOANovARC have performed at many major events, including biker festivals in Austria, France, Croatia, Italy, Slovakia and the UK; a wide range of UK festivals and have even found time to feature at the five star-rated One Night Of Rock theatre shows in the UK. The list of ‘name’ artists that the band has supported is similarly impressive, including Skindred, Huntress, Wizzard, Adam Ant, Bad Company, Beth Hart, Bonnie Tyler, Deborah Bonham, Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Girlschool, Marillion, Never the Bride, Sarah Smith, Slade, Tenors of Rock, Toploader and Toto.
They have recently worked with Adam Barron (The Voice) and were invited to play at the wedding of Bad Company’s Dave Colwell. In 2014 they recorded Wild One with John Altman (aka EastEnders’ Nick Cotton), a Christmas cover of the song made famous by Iggy Pop. JOANovARC are endorsed and sponsored by Black Star amplification, Caz drums, Colin Leslie eyewear, Dean Markley strings and Gibson guitars. Two of their songs feature on the Xbox 360 game Rock Band.
Keira Kenworthy of Syteria and Sharpshooter has recently joined the lineup to replace Sam Walker who has recently had a baby girl and Ellie Daymond ex-drummer of Flowerpot has also joined the band to replace Debs Wildish.
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