Jacinta

Jacinta

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The Jacinta Recipe: "Blend a bit of Madonna with a smattering of Kylie (Minogue), throw in some Olivia (Newton-John) and a pinch of Sarah (McLachlan). Simmer until hot! The wonderful dish we call Jacinta :)" Billboard Charting Electronic Dance Artist, TopLine Songwriter and Performer.

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Biography

Jacinta is an award winning international songwriter, musician and vocalist from Australia with five impressive Billboard Hot Club Play hits in the United States with many self penned songs that have found their way into film, TV, computer games and the hearts of her growing fan base. Playing keyboards and singing backing vocals in an Australian electro pop band, marked Jacinta's initiation into electronic music production, songwriting, singing and delivering it live.
Jacinta's career has given her the opportunity to work with internationally respected artists including Tony Bennett, Cake, Leo Sayer, David Gates (Bread), Glenn Shorrock, Take That, Cirque Du Soleil, Tony Moran, Anton Bass, Digital Dog, Rene Ablaze, Clokx and an ever growing group of wonderful music creators from across the globe.

Melodic electronica, synths, grooves and emotive vocals were the sounds mostly responsible for seeding Jacinta’s notion to make music. From Thompson Twins and the Cocteau Twins, Portishead to Pink Floyd, Massive Attack to mantras and middle eastern music, Abba to Avalanches, Blondie, Crystal Method, Delerium, Enya … Having studied piano as a child, buying her first synth was a life changing day. A week later Jacinta was invited to audition for her first band becoming the 5th member of an all girl band, Maiden Voyage and acquiring the nickname JAC. There were many bands, big and small, many thousands of gigs and many tours throughout Australia, SE Asia and India!

Being a synth player introduced Jacinta to sequencers and samplers and hard disc recording. Producing the songs she wrote, mostly ‘in house’ became the foundation of her indy label Chunky Music. She released “Dedicated To A Stranger” and “Sandalwood - Under The Influence” and wrote a significant amount of music repertoire for the hit kids series “The Saddle Club” before relocating to the USA.

Jacinta's first US single release “Sunshine” hit the top twenty on the BILLBOARD Hot Club Play Chart in early 2006. Her second single “Destination” released May 2006 was also a Billboard 'Hot Club Play' Hit, climbed to 5 on the DJ Times Chart and featured on 5 compilation albums. Jacinta’s third release “Can’t Keep It A Secret” debuted as the #1 Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance Chart and peaked at #7 on 07/07/07. “Can’t Keep It A Secret” peaked #2 on the DJ Times and FMQB charts. This instant hit also received high rotation on US Dance Radio and found Jacinta new audiences in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. In July 2012, “Can’t Keep It A Secret” is being re released in Europe with new remixes. 2008 saw “Electric Universe” hit Break Out on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Chart before climbing into the charts top 20.
Being nominated for Best Break-Through Artist - Solo at the International Dance Music Awards 2008, was testament to the impact Jacinta was making in the dance music community.

2009 was a year of collaboration; co-productions with new duo “Wild Jaam” featuring Jacinta and Amber Dirks (of Sister Sledge fame) with their release "Day In Time", a collaboration with Cybersutra featuring Jacinta called “I See Fire” which was immediately endorsed by Judge Jules of BBC Radio1 and debuted as the #1 Breakout Song on the Billboard Dance Chart in January 2009. The summer of 2009 bought Jacinta and long time colleague and friend, Producer/Director Don Fox, together for
co-creation of “DREAM!” a full stage production with dazzling visuals, 15 piece orchestra, backing singers and dancers. Dream! featured Jacinta’s vocals, piano, guitar, synth playing and programming and her songs conveying an inspirational story encouraging us to dream. Towards the end of 2009, Jacinta reentered the European dance scene with “Share The Tears” by Aura and “Lost In A Dream” by Javah both featuring Jacinta’s vocals. While building a successful career in the dance/club genre, 2009 also saw the first full length release of Jacinta's Dark Hours collection, Lumina. “Lumina” gives us an insight into where Jacinta's music begins, piano and voice.

2010 was filled with touring, more single releases and songwriting with new collaborators. Releases included “Always Beside Me” a collaboration with legendary Miami dance producer Avy Gonzalez on Miami label Destune records, a dance rework of Olivia Newton John’s famed “Magic” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” on Capp Records compilations. “Lost In A Dream” was included in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and “Electric Universe” and “Can’t Keep It A Secret” on the popular iDance2 and reRave game and apps.
Also in 2010, Jacinta won the USA Songwriting Competition (Dance/Electronica category) with "Can't Keep it A Secret". "Electric Universe" made it to the finals and received an Honorable Mention in the International Songwriting Competition (Dance/Electronica category).
More recent releases inclusive of Jacinta's melodic melodies and lyrics include Warm Like Summer, a collaboration with Vincent Licata, On Ou

Lyrics

Fly - In my life mix

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

Fly, don’t say no more,
find the state of mind, a silence you’ve known before,
It matters how we feel, what matters is real
And it crossed my mind to break and it made my body ache
It burnt my heart, bruised my soul just waiting,

I don’t want to be here like the middle of the night
Where I don’t know what’s sacred anymore
And I can’t even reach for you when something’s going wrong
in my life

Fly don’t say no more
How come we can cry tears that we’ve shed before
You know that we can heal, but frightened how we’ll feel
So fear not of the dark on your way up to the top
It’ll burn your heart, bruise your soul, just waiting

I don’t want to be here like the middle of the night
Where I don’t know what’s sacred anymore
And I can’t even reach for you when something’s going wrong
in my life

Fly, fly, fly
I feel there’s hope
Burnt my heart, bruised my soul just waiting…..

I don’t want to be here like the middle of the night
Where I don’t know what’s sacred anymore
And I can’t even reach for you when something’s going wrong
in my life

Sunshine

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

Fingertips leave their prints all over me
Like candle wax hard from flames that past
I yearn for the warmth once again
So long paper cut kisses
It’s my flame that’s missing

Give into the sunshine

My fingertips leave their prints
With every single breath that I breath
Like a photograph, capturing the past
Tell me who’s responsible for me

Give into the sunshine

It burns so bright
Sunshine, It’s inside you

Freedom Is

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

It has been forever since I frolicked in the sun
Bathing in the sunshine, moonlight, raindrops, your light, zen
And I’m allowed to stretch my arms out wide and take it in
And so I kiss you, love you, hold you closely,
skin to skin to skin to skin

FREEDOM IS
WILL TO BE
FREE AS ME

FREEDOM LIVES
WHEN I DREAM
TRUTH FOR ME

These have been the finest days,
a kaleidoscope of unexpected pleasure
Falling in my pathway
there are you and here’s a new adventure
And so I stretch my arms out wide
cause nothing seems to last forever
smiling while I sleep alongside you
the soundest sleep of ever

FREEDOM IS …

No more confined
I have found the sunshine
Where nothings really mine
Except my freedom

Can't Keep It A Secret

Written By: Jacinta, Tony Moran & Warren Rigg

Can’t Keep It A Secret

Life can be so surprising
It can leave you sad or smiling
Shout it out, let it out

It never comes tomorrow
Don’t try to hide your sorrow
Shout it out, let it out

Cause you’re gonna feel something
It might as well be a feeling that’ll set you free
Can’t keep it a secret
Come release it to me
Shout it out, let it out,
It will set you free

Don’t hold it all inside you
Even if you makes you cry too
All night long, it will make you strong
And if sometime I hurt you,
It’s your decision
Will you let it go?
Will you let me know?

CH
Cause you’re gonna feel something
It might as well be a feeling that’ll set you free
Can’t keep it a secret
Come release it to me
Shout it out, let it out,
It will set you free

Destination

Written By: Jacinta & Anton Bass

Destination

Looking around all alone in my thoughts and the rain comes down Where are you how do I find you? When I close my eyes A daydream, I'm right beside you Under your umbrella, kisses they are tender,
touching is a pleasure again I know that in time You’re my destination I'm looking for signs To get to my destination The one I must find You’re my destination
Did anyone ever tell you There's someone out there for everyone It's probably true if you believe it When I close my eyes I could dream every night I'm with you Come a little closer, love me like you wanna take me home forever to be Chorus
Looking around If you're out there somewhere Will you stand out? Do you think that we'll know if we find it? Chorus

Electric Universe

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

Electric Universe

If you could see you through my eyes
A tender heart inside a gorgeous guy
And I wonder why
We can be so blind

In my Electric Universe
Whatever you believe will be for all of us
In my Electric Universe
I know you can feel it
I know you can feel it

I puzzle at the mind
Holding back the man who wants to fly
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
I want to fly high

In my Electric Universe
Whatever you believe will be for all of us
In my Electric Universe
Take me to your dreams

… baby I’m gonna take you…

Live in my Electric Universe
Every possibility
Live in my Electric Universe
Connect me
Connect me
Connect me to the power you feel when you know you’re a force

Live in my Electric Universe
Only love will flow through us
Live in my Electric Universe
I know you can feel it
I know you can feel it!

Written by Jacinta
Copyright Jacinta Inc 2008

Moonlight

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

I see you in the moonlight, see you in the moonlight
I see you in the moonlight, see you in the moonlight

All is divine, nothing but beauty
Altered by night , hear Ceres singing
But darkness does hide, where there’s shade without sunshine
Hidden from my eyes, I’m in denial

I see you in the moonlight, only when the moon is high

Verse 2
That’s where to find, everything pretty
In shadows disguised, silver, shiny
Glowing without light, what are you hiding that’s so dark?
I’ll see you in the moonlight

I’ll see you in the moonlight, only when the moonlight shines
I’ll see you in the moonlight, see you after daylight
That’s where you’ll find part of me
That’s shines in the night, brilliantly
It’s love, it’s kind, don’t seek what you can’t see………

I see you in the moonlight, see you in the moonlight
I see you in the moonlight, see you in the moonlight

From The Hip

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

If you want to learn to fly
no one is gonna make you try
just do it
hey just do it

if you want to stand beside me
that would be real nice without the price,
but I don’t need that,
no I don’t need that anymore

I feel ferocious ‘bout what I like
no more life in a circus - animal ride
deliver, that’s what I’m here for
so do what you say, or don’t say anymore
cause over and over and over you disappoint me

Don’t walk away,
it will not please you,
for a land where tomorrows the day,
we’re gonna dance from the hip

If you want to learn to fly
It’s really gonna take some time
It’s not a race

if you want to stand beside me
somehow you keep your poker face just lookin’ fine
well all of the time

Well did you feel a little nervous?
“hey what about we jump from this plane and leave the circus”
anticipation, I’m sick and tired of waiting
so I’ll do what I say if that’s what I think
or over and over and over I’ll disappoint me

we’re gonna dance from the hip
dance from the hip, dance from the hip
don’t walk away now, don’t walk away now, don’t walk away now

Oooooh and I’ll dance for you
Oooooh and I’ll dance for you dance for you

Wonderland

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

There's a dream I can remember
I've dreamt it many nights
A magic creature comes to me
A black stallion horse of flight!

With wings of shining ebony
And eyes that look for me
He wears no tackle costume
Strong and beautiful to see
He nuzzles at my neck
He surely wants to ride
I climb onto his back before he checks I'm holding tight

We canter through a forest so enchanting
Where the people everywhere smile 'cause they're happy
We ride a velvet mile that takes us through a clearing
To the edge of the world

And then we're flying through the sky tonight
My friend beats his wings to a song of power and might
Mystical places of happiness and peace
A wonderland... A wonderland...
My land of dreams

Dashing over moonbeams
Making lightening in the sky
Racing round on saturn's rings
Stardust blazes behind
We follow golden rays
And find a brand new day
Black pegasus, I'll wait for you to come take me away

We canter through a forest so enchanting
Where the people everywhere smile 'cause they're happy
We ride a velvet mile that takes us through a clearing
To the edge of the world

And then we're flying through the sky tonight
My friend beats his wings to a song of power and might
Mystical places of happiness and peace
A wonderland
And then we're flying through the sky tonight
My friend beats his wings to a song of power and might
Mystical places of happiness and peace
A wonderland... A wonderland...
My land of dreams

My land of Dreams

Hide Away

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest

Brace yourself, I got something to say
I won’t give in, to the world we live in
cause everyday
I see everybody caring in their own kinda way
It’s hard to reach out when you’re lost and afraid
Nearly 7 billion shining lights are makin shade

Don’t hideaway, when these arms reach out to hold you
Don’t hideaway, when the world calls out your name
Don’t hideaway, Ah Ah

Look at yourself, you’ve drifted away
Did you give in?
You didn’t believe in, the words you prayed
Everybody’s hurtin’ in a similar way
It’s hard to be yourself when it’s easy to stray
Not everyone is gonna hold out another day

Don’t hideaway, when these arms reach out to hold you
Don’t hideaway, when the world calls out your name
Don’t hideaway,
Cause I wanna see your shining face tonight.

In the dark there’s a voice that will call to you
Reaching out from the love deep inside of you
Listen up
In the dark there’s a voice that will call to you
Reaching out from the love deep inside of you
In the dark there’s a voice that will call to you
Listen Up
Reaching out from the love deep inside of you
Listen up, listen up …

Don’t hideaway, when these arms reach out to hold you
Don’t hideaway, when the world calls out your name
Don’t hideaway,
Know that I adore you

Are You Dancing

Written By: Jacinta Brondgeest, Nathan Heal & Scott Binder

Are You Dancing

Hear this song, Brings us all together
Feel this song, Gonna make it better
Sing along,
There's an answer when you're a dancer
So DJ play it now

Gotta find a beat
Gotta hear it loud
My medication can be found in the sound

When all you gotta do to to feel a little lighter
Is find a song that will move you, that will lift you up up higher
Find the vibration that was made for you

The rhythms like a fever pumpin hot beats through my veins
It rules me makes me over I'm a raver bustin through my chains

It's gonna lift me up

When I feel the beat the music takes me high
Can you feel it? Are you dancing?

Everybody's shakin
To the beat the DJ's makin
The music will move you if you give it a chance

The groove is running through me with the power of a high speed train
I am a receiver from the speaker message to my brain
So DJ play it loud

When I feel the beat the music takes me high
Can you feel it? Are you dancing?
Are you dancing
It's gonna lift my energy up it's gonna take me high

When the beat breaks down tonight
I'm gonna leave my doubts behind, dancing
I'm gonna reach beyond the sky
Where my dreams will come to life

Are You Dancing Are You Dancing Are You Dancing
It's gonna lift my energy up
it's gonna take me high
it's gonna take me highIt's gonna lift me up
It's gonna lift my energy up, it's gonna take me high

Discography

CALM BEFORE THE STORM (Daz Bailey f/ Jacinta) - released on Tactal Hots, Dec 2012
SECRET 2K12 (Rene Ablaze, Jacinta) - released on Joys Productions (FR) and ANDORFINE (DE) Oct 2012
ON OUR WAY - released on Nu Communicate Recordings - Sept 2012
WARM LIKE SUMMER - released on Vacate Records - August 2012
PURE IMAGINATION - released on CAPP Records, July 2012
XANADU - released on CAPP Records, June 15, 2012
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW - released on CAPP Records, Oct 7, 2010ALWAYS BESIDE ME - released on Destune Records, Sept 1, 2010
MAGIC - released on CAPP Records, Feb 26, 2010
LUMINA - Songs of Light from the Dark Hours – 9 tracks - released on Chunky Music, Dec 14, 2009.
LOST IN A DREAM (Javah f/Jacinta) released on Spinnin' Records, Nov, 2009.
SHARE THE TEARS (AurA f/Jacinta) released on Five Star Records, 2009
PAST LIFE MEDITATION (Jacinta & Psychic Norbert) released on Chunky Music, 2009.
DAY IN TIME (WildJaam f/Jacinta and Amber Dirks) released on Chunky Music/Power2Move, Feb 4, 2009.
I SEE FIRE (Cybersutra f/ Jacinta) - released on Kult Records Jan 6 2009
ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - The Definitive Remixes - released on Chunky Music Oct 24, 2008
ELECTRIC UNIVERSE - released on Chunky Music Oct 10, 2008
CAN'T KEEP IT A SECRET - The Secret Remixes, released on Chunky Music July 2007
CAN'T KEEP IT A SECRET, released on Chunky Music June 5, 2007
DESTINATION, 10 remixes on mega single, released on Chunky Music May 2006
DESTINATION: CLUB CUTZ, 6 remixes and acapellas, released on Chunky Music July 2006
SUNSHINE, 9 remixes on mega single, released on Chunky Music October 2005
SMOKESCREEN, released on Chunky Music 2005.
SANDALWOOD ~ UNDER THE INFLUENCE, released on Chunky Music 2000.
DEDICATED TO A STRANGER, released on Chunky Music, 1996

Set List

Trackshow:
Destination
Can't Keep It A Secret
Sunshine
Everything's You
Electric Universe
I See Fire

Live PA:
Set 1
Destination
Can't Keep It A Secret
Sunshine
Everything's You
Electric Universe
I See Fire
From the Hip
Fly
Moonlight
Drought
Solution
Launch
Stop Requested
Stars
Freedom Is