Jen Elliott has been called 'a 21st century siren' and her energy shines from inside each and every song...vivid, honest and seductive. This is a girl who was raised on traditional gospel. She still writes and sings straight from her soul...but now, it's the rock n' roll that is her first love. Jen Elliott was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and moved to Manhattan just over three years ago 'for the experience'. Let's just say it's been a hell of an experience. Two years ago, a senior executive at City Canyons Records heard a live, a cappella, and completely raw CD of Jen's original music and agreed to take her on. Jumping at the longshot opportunity, Jen began work on a demo project with the up and coming indie record label. Amazingly enough, this ultimately turned into her debut CD THE SECRET'S OUT. Of course, it took a ridiculous amount of work, and many hours spent with one of the most talented voice teachers around-the late Ruth Markus Goodman. Her album was released late last year and has received Top 30 college radio airplay and favorable press nationwide. Jen has been featured in issues of Entertainment Today, The Sun Herald, Inside Connection and Keyboard Magazine. To date, the band has opened for the likes of the Little River Band and Nils Lofgren at the Downtown in Farmingdale, NY, performed at the Global Entertainment and Media Summits 2003 and 2004, Earth Day NY, GoGirls Elite Showcase NYC 2004, A Day in the Park (opening for the band Nine Days), MEANY Fest 2003 as well as at top venues in New York and New Jersey. Jen also recorded a benefit track for the Daintree Rainforest Project, an international organization to save one of the earth's great rainforests. This haunting track, titled 'Children of the Rain' is offered as a free bonus CD with THE SECRET'S OUT. The band is currently busy working on a college tour and they are already looking forward to their next album. Jen also performs in a separate acoustic project with Anne Husick, a veteran New York musical force and guitarist for Bluestruck. Their collaboration as songwriters and performers has provided much of the material for the full band set and the duo continues to perform everywhere they can, since they are continually writing more material than they can actually perform in one show! Jen is always pushing her artistic limits-she is currently improving her savvy in the ways of the guitar, violin, and the tambourine (it's such an underestimated instrument). She plans to be on the road with the band as much as possible over the next year.
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