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Lead vocalist/pianist Jaclyn Quatela and guitarist/drummer Jill Winter not only share the letter J at the beginning of their names but are also both natives of New York and together they also form Jac & Jil. They met in 2006 through another band yet soon after decided to go their own way and record an album in the spring of 2008 as a duo. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences the said album is slated for a 2009 release, with the free to download single 'Mm' Mm' Good' setting the scene before the pair take to the road in support of their debut release.

The song itself hits off with a slinky bass line, choppy guitar chords and honking Rhodes organ, while Quatela's vocals drift over in a forceful and alluring manner. With a distinct Latin feel the song trips into a more melodic pre chorus bridge with ringing guitar chords and chiming bells while the chorus becomes a pounding cascade of organ and drums. The lyrics themselves describe a game of romantic cat and mouse, the song building into a climax of "Mm Mm Mm's" and honking Rhodes. The overall effect is stiletto heeled Pop with a ferocious attitude all inclusive, along the lines of the glamorous cool that Gwen Stefani manages to put out. Jac & Jill are evidently dance floor divas without even trying. - Dieshellsuit.co.uk Music Magazine Blog Feb 8th, 2009


Discography

Jac&Jill's self titled debut album consists of 10 songs:

1) Can't Stop
2) Love/Hate
3) Listen
4) Mm' Mm' Good
5) HungOver
6) Stronger Now
7) Move On
8) Pretty Pictures
9) Ya Can't Change Me
10) FAME

"Mm' Mm' Good" is featured on the exclusive Wal-Mart version of the Jakks Pacific game, "Sing Scene Pop."

"Listen" was used as the opening theme for Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo show on NY's #1 hit music station, Z100. 100.3 FM

Jac&Jill Interview on
101.5 FM WBNQ – Bloomington, Illinois
On the Remy Radio Show 2.0 (Mm' Mm' Good played as well)

www.Sarfmradio.com (Jac&Jill Interview and various album tracks added to rotation)

www.radiocabin.co.uk (Audio Storm: Jac&Jill featured on “Nighttime Superstars�) Various tracks played

www.jackandjillradio.com (“Mm’ Mm’ Good� put into the rotation)

www.blast1386.com (Jac&Jill music added to rotation)

www.uaradio.com (“Mm’ Mm’ Good� put into the rotation)

www.315radio.com (Jac&Jill various tracks added to rotation)

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"...The overall effect is stiletto heeled Pop with a ferocious attitude all inclusive, along the lines of the glamorous cool that Gwen Stefani manages to put out. Jac&Jill are evidently dance floor divas without even trying." - Dann Gaymer (DSD Magazine)

There's a vast but uniquely familiar range of musical inspiration in Jac&Jill's music. From the Motown influenced harmonies that texture the backdrop of tracks like "Mm' Mm' Good" and "Listen" to the infectious Pop/Rock hooks and driving riffs of "Can't Stop", it becomes apparent that popular music has always been a source of inspiration for Jaclyn and Jill. In fact, their passion for pop music grew from very similar roots.

Jaclyn (Jac) Quatela and Jill Winter were both born and raised in New York and came from very musical families. Jac's family used to harmonize around the kitchen table and her father played drums in an "oldies" band. Jill's father was a singer in a doo wop group and her brother played guitar and sang. Both girls realized, respectively, that they were musically inclined at an early age. Jac began taking voice lessons at the tender age of 6 and later decided to teach herself piano as well. Jill was always picking up guitars/basses and drumsticks and by the age of 13 was a drummer in a rock band.

Both went directly to college after graduating high school to study music and attain a greater knowledge of their craft while continuing to perform in various local bands. At this point, neither of the girls knew that their musical counterpart existed....
Jaclyn and Jill finally crossed paths in the Fall of 2006 when Jaclyn auditioned for a band that Jill was playing bass in. One day while passing the time before band rehearsal, Jac sat down behind her piano, Jill picked up an electric guitar and the two realized immediately that their musical chemistry was undeniable. From that point on, they started writing music together and decided to part ways with the band they were in to pursue their journey as "Jac&Jill."

After writing over two dozen songs, the duo worked with Producer/Engineers Patrick Ermlich and Eshy Gazit (Lisa Loeb, Estelle, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.) at The Cutting Room Studios (NYC) on bringing the Jac&Jill sound to life. Together they created a unique vibe that mixes elements of the 60's, 70's and 80's with current pop sensibility. Jac&Jill are currently finishing up their ten song album and playing various venues in the Tri-State area with their live band to support its' release. Their first single, "Mm' Mm' Good" is featured on the exclusive Wal-Mart version of "Sing Scene Pop",the new video game from Jakks Pacific. It is currently available in stores and online!