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Jacinda Beals is a young singer/songwriter from Happy Valley-Goose Bay who impressed many with her debut CD, Slip into My Skin, back in 2003. Now Beals is back with her sophomore effort, Love, Cin! It's an introspective rock album that showcases the burgeoning talent of this gifted Labradorian. Included in this latest offering are a number of laid-back original tunes, the best of which is the ballad that closes the album, "Selfish Me". Beals' songs are both catchy and memorable, and her lyrics seem heartfelt and poetic throughout. There is also a cover of a Shirley Montague and Terry Delaney song, "Dark Rain", one of Beals' own favourites. With strong songs and melodies on Love, Cin!, Beals is an artist to listen for. - Kevin Kelly - Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation


Her debut CD, Slip Into My Skin, turned a few heads to the "funky folk" sounds of this Labrador native. Now Beals is back with her second CD, Love, Cin and she continues her promise as a singer/songwriter on this new project.
Selfish me is the best tune here, a beautiful piano-laden ballad which as "hit" written all over it. However, the album contains a number of strong songs, including Never Along, Excuse me Sir, Keep Drivin' and a cover of Dark Rain, a song written by Newfournlander Shirely Montague and Terry Delaney. Beals has a lot of talent, and this CD is well worth searching for. - Kevin Kelly - The Newfoundland Herald


Three of the province's most talented female singer/songwriters graced teh stage of the Arts and Culture Centre for the St. John's leg of the Women and Song tour. Jackie Sullivan, Christa Borden and Jacinda Beals eash showcased their tunes to an enthusiastic (albeit somewhat small) audience. Helped by a very capable backup band (featuring Janet Cull on background vocals), the tone of the affair was laid back and funny. Sullivan started the show by spilling a bottle of water on the stage which required a mop up. However, when the music began, it was magic. Sullivan showcased, for the most part, tunes from her debut album Out of The Rain with her usual flair before passing the torch to Borden, quite eager to showcase some of her promising new material from her upcoming album (The Extremist, expected this August) to local fans. However, it was Beals how stole the show. The Happy Valley - Goose Bay native showcased songs from her debut album Slip into My Skin, and previewed a couple of excellent new ones, Excuse me Sir, and Gotta Keep Drivin', that will be on her new CD, expected later this year. Many in attendance were impressed with this woman of Labrador. The three ended the night by reaching back in time to sing Dolly Parton's classic, Coat of Many Colours, to a standing ovation.
Beals and Borden both jammed with The Janet Cull Band at Grafenbergs late into the night at the show's after party. - Kevin Kelly - The Newfoundland Herald


When I went to the CD release show for The Janet Cull Band, I was thrilled to find out my pal Jacinda Beals was also performing a solo set. I've always known her to be a talented songstress, so I was truly excited when she handed me a copy of her debut album, Slip Into My Skin. And the positive hype you hear about the Labrador native is correct. She's worked hard for this one, and the proof is in the sound.
The disc, recorded in Ontario at Distortion Studios, is a slick blend of impressive pop/rock hits and contemplative tunes of free will. The opening rocker, Got A Thing For You, strums forward with recurring keys and an airy chorus. More celebration of love found in the rapid follow-up, Flawless, with dominant acousitic guitar and charming pop lyrics. Stephen Clarke provides slap bass with Colin Mills' electric guitar funk on a quick out from a boring relationship, Nothing Seems To Matter, slowing down as Jacinda's pleasing voice reflects back to troubled times on the title track. A nouveau anthem for the Big Land is next, Labrador to the Core, making it hard not to sing along with this salute to friends and home.
Insane speaks of unwanted company yet easily sways with throbbing tremolo, lighter falsetto notes and relaxed solo wail. Beals is positive that love conquers all in the upbeat reassurance of Everything Is Ok followed by a joyful and dreamy single, Can't Help But Stare. There's no holding back her Perfect Sin that stays carefree and aloft in the clouds, ending with the questioning verse on a solemn Lost, for recovering youths in Sheshatshiu.
This disc is a journey of confidence, conviction and perserverance - focused on life and love. Commendable songwriting choices, relaxed vocal style and high production quality adds up to a worthy achievement. She's staying active with her gig schedule, so I advise that you watch for Jacinda Beals on her next flight in to rock Newfoundland. - Rick Bailey - The Sunday Independent


Discography

Slip Into My Skin - November 2002
1) Got a Thing for you
2) Flawless
3) Nothing Seems to Matter
4) Slip into my Skin
5) Labrador to the Core
6) Insane
7) Everything is Ok
8) Can't help but Stare
9) Perfect Sin
10) Lost

Love, Cin - November, 2005
1) Never Alone
2) Into the Dirt
3) Excuse Me Sir
4) The Hotel Song
5) Her Walk
6) Keep Drivin'
7) I Am Happy
8) Space Queen
9) Dark Rain
10) Selfish Me

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JACINDA BEALS grew up in the mining town of Labrador City. While her father toiled in the iron ore mine, her family lived in company housing -- a trailer with walls barely thick enough to keep out the winter’s frigid temperatures and metres of snow.At age five, Jacinda’s sweet singing voice and smiling eyes warmed the hearts of family and friends in their living room. She started taking piano lessons at six, and was playing her father’s twelve-string guitar at 13. She then performed with her dad, Pierce, at summer folk festivals. “We took turns backing each other up with guitar - we’d do songs like ‘Fields of Athenry’,” she says.

During high school, ‘Cin’ as she’s known to most, turned to more contemporary music and started a female, pop and metal cover group. She rocked out in battles of the bands playing Red Hot Chili Peppers’ songs, and covered The Indigo Girls with her friend Tina Cassell. She also wrote and performed music for the school’s theatre productions.

She said good-bye to Labrador City at 18 after finishing high school and headed for college in Newfoundland. She studied journalism at West Viking College in Stephenville and ended up recording and producing an album that included two of her original songs, while taking a sound technology course there. And it was there that she met another young musician, Susan Gale; Cin joined her rock band to sing backup and play rhythm guitar. The two girls left the province, and Cin struggled to make a living playing music in Prince Edward Island.

She recorded a song with the Susan Gale Band for the compilation CD Eat This Two, showcased with the band at the ECMAs in 1997, and then returned to her roots, settling down in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. She found inspiration back home in Labrador and started seriously writing music and looking for ways to fund her career.

She began performing with ECMA-winner Tunker Campbell at venues around Goose Bay and also found a musical confidant in local singer and drummer Mike Lethbridge. Together they started the Friday Night Jam Session at Lethbridge’s nightclub, Rumours, where Cin also performs with the country/rock band, Crossroads.

Cin’s wide musical range and polished songwriting skills are nicely packaged in her first album, Slip Into My Skin, produced by Tracy Holmes of Ottawa’s Distortion Studios. Cin says she feels the ten-song CD was a great musical accomplishment, “after I heard all the positive feedback”. She heard plenty of praise about her talents at Contact East 2003, and was nominated for two Music Industry Association of Newfoundland & Labrador awards shortly after. Songs from Slip Into My Skin were also released on two Newfoundland & Labrador Fueling the Fire compilation discs.

Her music has been described as “funky folk with rock and roll attitude” and her lyrics are heartfelt and poetic, often telling of the people and places she loves. Her song Labrador to the Core has become somewhat of a local anthem, although Cin says she wasn't even sure about putting it on the album.

In May 2004 Cin played Newfoundland and Labrador’s Arts and Culture Centres on a Women and Song tour, with Jackie Sullivan and Christa Borden. The tour recieved great reviews from all over the province and Cin says it was great opportunity. “I really learned a lot from the other musicians on the tour..... Everyone was so professional and so down to earth. It was such an awesome experience”.

But Cin says her biggest accomplishment to date is the new album she just released on November 12th, 2005 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. "Love, Cin" was recorded this past summer when Cin returned to Distortion Studios in Ottawa, On. The new album contains 9 of Cin's originals and "Dark Rain", a song by another Labrador singer/songwriter, Shirley Montague and partner,Terry Delaney. "Love, Cin" was produced by Tracy Holmes and is now available!!