Joanne Janzen

Joanne Janzen

 
Leduc, Alberta, CAN
SoloWorldAdult Contemporary

Real Music for Real People!
"I feel like is one of the strongest recordings that we have received for review" NEUFUTUR MAGAZINE
"You will love Joanne Janzen and SAD CIRCUS" SKOPE ENTERTAINMENT
"A beautiful voice on top of the sound of some of Nashville's best" CARLITOS MUSIC REVIEW BLOG

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Biography

Based in Western Canada, Joanne Janzen’s life began in her homeland of Australia and was influenced by her Father's musical talent. She was "born to perform", which is apparent immediately upon experiencing her unique vocal qualities and song writing ability. Her country roots and small town heritage, lend their personality to her lyrical creativity that touches on a multitude of human emotions including: love, adventure, life's challenges & joys and relationships that are universal themes that everyone can relate to. Her smooth and natural vocal delivery of heartfelt melodies, capture the essence of everything that is – what we all feel within. Music industry professionals and fans instantly discover an honest and inspiring talent.
Janzen's world tour with the successful musical production "Up With People”, was the true beginning of her belief in her calling, to make a musical career the focus of her being. This truly global musical experience continues with the release of her debut album titled "Sad Circus", that definitively summarizes the soundtrack of her life, as inspired by her children and close-knit family. "Sad Circus" describes life in Joanne's terms that "life is a balancing act - sometimes a walk on a high wire, sometimes a dazzling array of glitz and showmanship and nearly always three rings of melodic chaos". The first single "Everybody Knows Better" has garnered airplay on 40 broadcast radio stations across Canada that she has supported with more than 70 concert performances.
Her relentless ambition and love of live performance have led to winning the Northlands “Country Vocal Spotlight”, "North American Country Music International Competition" Female Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the year awards in Tennessee and a coveted spot in the "Global Rising Star" program. She was selected to perform at the "Summer Send Off" and "Mountain Radio Music" festivals, where audiences boisterously embraced her dynamic live performances.
Joanne earned a Music Business certificate from Berklee College of Music in Boston and is currently nominated for the ACMA (Alberta Country Music Association) Female Artist of the Year and Fan's Choice Award that will occur on January 27th 2013. Her upcoming Australian tour and the release of the second single from "Sad Circus" called "You Take Me Home", which was named in the Top 25 songs in the 2012 "Australian Songwriting Awards", will bring her back home to her roots along with two lucky fans, via her current promotion "You Take Me Home Ultimate Dream Vacation” to Australia contest.
Janzen also enjoys contributing to worthy causes in her community, as a musician and public speaker. Her song “Good Place” was selected as the official theme song for the "Alberta Community Cooperative Association Youth Camp", in Nordegg, Alberta, Canada. Joanne's live performance and motivational conversation with the teens had a lasting and memorable impact. In their own words, the experience will remain with them throughout their lives.
2013 will also see Joanne Janzen touring Canada and the U.S.A. and showcasing at music industry events across North America. There is no doubt that she is here to stay, as she continues her prolific song writing, preparing to follow up the "Sad Circus" release with her best and brightest work ever.

Lyrics

Hollow

Written By: Joanne Janzen/Daryl Burgess

V1:
SHE’S FIGHTING HARD NOT TO LET IT SHOW FEELING FROZEN BY HER FEARS
IT’S HARD TO STAY AFLOAT SWIMMING IN THE TEENAGE YEARS
MAMA SAYS UP AHEAD YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SPIN YOUR WHEELS
EVERYBODY GETS TO BE YOUNG ONCE I KNOW THAT YOUR FEELING

CHORUS/

HOLLOW AT THE AGE WHEN EVERYTHING IS
BORROWED STANDING AT THE EDGE OF YOUR TOMMOROWS
I JUST HOPE THAT YOU DECIDE TO JUMP IN AND BRAVE THE TIDE
YOU DON’T WANNA LIVE YOUR LIFE IN THE SHALLOWS

V2:
SHE’S STANDING THERE GOLDEN HAIR STARING AT THAT BIG BLUE SEA
FEELING TIME SLIP AWAY LIKE THE SAND BENEATH HER FEET
DADDY SAYS GO AHEAD YOU’VE BEEN FIGHTING TO LET GO
YOU HAVE’NT HEARD A WORD I’VE SAID CAUSE EVERY WORD IS MEANT TO BE SO

CHORUS/

HOLLOW AT THE AGE WHEN EVERYTHING IS
BORROWED STANDING AT THE EDGE OF YOUR TOMMOROWS
I JUST HOPE THAT YOU DESIDE JUMP IN AND BRAVE THE TIDE
YOU DON’T WANNA LIVE YOUR LIFE IN THE SHALLOWS

BR:
IT’S OKAY IT’S ALLRIGHT
YOU MIGHT FALL YOU MIGHT FLY AND YOU MIGHT GET STUCK
BUT IF YOUR BRAVE ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR HEART OPEN
SOMEBODY'S GONNA FILL IT UP WHEN YOUR

CHORUS:
HOLLOW HOLLOW AT THE AGE WHERE EVERYTHING IS BORROWED...BORROWED
I JUST HOPE THAT YOU DECIDE TO JUMP IN AND BRAVE THE TIDE
YOU DON’T WANNA LIVE YOUR LIFE IN THE SHALLOWS
SHALLOWS

Everybody Knows Better

Written By: Joanne Janzen/Aaron Goodvin

V1:
FEELS LIKE WE’RE SPINNING ROUND IN CIRCLES
IN THIS CRAZY SAD CIRCUS THAT WE CALL LIFE
THEY SAY THE ODDS OF US MAKING IT
ARE STACKING UP AGAINST US OVER TIME

SO COME ON COME ON BABY
LET ‘EM SAY WHAT THEY WANT
COME ON COME ON BABY
LET ‘EM TALK

CH:
EVERYBODY KNOWS BETTER
EVERYBODY’S GOT THE ANSWER
ON LOVE AND HEARTS AND THE DAMAGE IT CAN DO
THEY ALL WANT TO CRITCIZE, BUT IF I HAD TO ANALYZE
I’D SAY YOU AND I ARE LIVING PROOF
THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS BETTER
BUT NO ONE KNOWS ME BETTER THAN YOU

V2:
SO LET’S DO A LITTLE WORK ON THIS
BABY COME GIVE ME A KISS RIGHT NOW
CAUSE WHEN YOU AND I GET CLOSE WE KNOW
THERE AIN’T NOTHING THAT WE CAN’T SORT OUT

SO COME ON COME ON BABY
THEY GOT NOTHIN’ ON US
COME ON COME ON BABY
WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE…

CH:

BR:
BABY WHEN WE’RE HOME AT NIGHT
YOU CAN JUST MAKE ME BELIEVE
WHILE EVERYBODY’S RUNNING ROUND LOOKING FOR WHAT WE’VE FOUND
I’LL JUST SMILE AND LET IT BE

CH:
THE ONES THAT KNOW BETTER
THE ONES THAT HAVE THE ANSWER
ON LOVE AND HEARTS AND THE DAMAGE IT CAN DO
THEY STILL WANT TO CRITICIZE, BUT IF I HAD TO ANALYZE
I’D SAY YOU AND I ARE LIVING PROOF
THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS BETTER
BUT NO ONE KNOWS ME BETTER THAN YOU

THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS BETTER
BUT NO ONE KNOWS ME BETTER THAN YOU

You Take Me Home

Written By: Joanne Janzen/Chase Rice/Aaron Goodvin

V1:
PALM TREES BLOWIN, WARM OCEAN BREEZES
HOT SUN BURNIN, ON WHITE SANDY BEACHES
MOONLIGHT ON THE WAVES, SALT ON OUR SKIN
I MISS THE WAY IT WAS BACK THEN

V2:
BUT YOU CAME ALONG, AND STOLE MY HEART
I NEEDED TO BE WHEREVER YOU ARE
SO I FOLLOWED YOUR PLANS, CHASED YOUR DREAMS
AND THEY TOOK US FAR AWAY FROM MY CITY

I MAY NOT LIVE THERE ANYMORE
BUT WHEN YOU LAY YOUR LOVING ON ME, I’M BACK ON THOSE SHORES

CH:
.WHEN YOU KISS ME, BABY YOUR WARMIN UP MY SOUL
YOU HOLD ME, LIKE YOU’LL NEVER LET ME GO
FIND A WAY EVERYDAY ALWAYS PROVIN’ TO ME
ALL THAT MATTERS
IS THAT WERE TOGETHER
EVEN THOUGH I MISS ALL THE SUNNY WEATHER
I’M GONNA BE FINE I KNOW
CAUSE WHEREVER WE GO
YOU TAKE ME HOME

V3:

EVERYDAY’S A GETWAY, EVERY NIGHT JUST GETS HOTTER
YOU’RE LIKE A HOLIDAY, AWAY FROM THE WATER
I CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR TOUCH, SEE IT IN YOUR GREEN EYES
BABY YOU’RE MY PARADISE

I’M ALWAYS GONNA MISS THAT WARM SUMMER WIND
BUT WHEN YOU WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME , I’M BACK THERE AGAIN

CH x2

Whisky Rain

Written By: Jabe Beyer/Kelleigh Bannen

She was the sweetheart of Tupelo
With a crown of gold curls on her head
She waved at her fans at red lights and dark bars
And she kissed every good looking man

He drove a burning Camaro
That first day he blew into town
He captured their sweetheart’s
Poor country girl’s man hungry heart

Chorus:
She was a virgin to heartache
She’d never been burned by a man
Some fast moving hearts can’t be tamed
She’ll try to wash him away
With two-step and whisky rain

Dozens of arms longed to hold her
Out on the dance floor that night
Nameless and faceless with two legs and two arms
There’s no difference to her broken heart

Chorus

Bridge:
He had a smile that could break down any wall.
She came to find he wasn’t like that at all.
Any old heart, any old heart can break.
But the first time is the worst time
Cause you don’t know how much you can take.

She’d been a virgin to heartache
Though she had burned many a man
She got too close to the flame
What’s left to wash it away
Is two-step and whisky rain.

Two-step and whisky rain
Two-step and whisky rain.
Whisky rain.

Discography

2nd Single released to Canadian radio January 14th, 2013
"You Take Me Home" (Album: Sad Circus)

Debut Single released to Canadian radio October 8th, 2012
"Everybody Knows Better" (Album: Sad Circus)

Full Length Album

"Sad Circus" - Digitial release - January 14 2012
Physical Release - January 14, 2012

Debut Single released to Canadian radio March 3rd, 2008
"Chasin' The Sun"

2nd Single released to Canadian radio June, 2008
"Dust to Diamonds"

Set List

Song Title - Original Artist
100 Years - Five for Fighting
26 cents -The Wilkinsons
3AM - Matchbox 20
A Team - Ed Sheeran
All I Want To Do - Sugarland
All Your Life - The Band Perry
Already Gone -Sugarland
Amarillo Sky - Jason Aldean
American Pie - Don McLean
Angel - Aerosmith
Annie's Song - John Denver
Any man of mine - Shania Twain
As If - Sara Evans
Baby Girl - Sugarland
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Big Girls Don't Cry -Fergie
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Black Velvet -Alana Myles
Born to Fly - Sara Evans
Breakeven -The script
Brown Eyed Girl -Van Morrison
Bubbly - Colbie Calliat
Chasin' The Sun - Joanne Janzen
Come on Get Higher - Sugarland
Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks
Desperation - Miranda Lambert
Did I Shave My Legs for This -Carlene Carter
Die of a Broken Heart - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Domino - Jessie J
Dust to Diamonds - Joanne Janzen
Everybody Knows Better - Joanne Janzen