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jade jericho

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Pop Pop

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Aug
22
jade jericho @ Vibe

Kent, Washington, USA

Kent, Washington, USA

Apr
10
jade jericho @ The Comet

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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26
jade jericho @ The 4th Ave.

Olympia, Washington, USA

Olympia, Washington, USA

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After the drag portion of Homosensual, Pacific Northwest singer/songwriter Jade Jericho performed a live music set. Jericho, who has found success with her openly Lesbian and pro-Gay lyrics, was the perfect choice for the live portion of the show. Foxy, fun, and candy-coated, her music is infectious. - Seattle Gay News


Some days I wonder whether I've been in Olympia too long.

Others, I wonder whether I've just been here long enough to be ingrained in the town.

Either way, it's a little weird recognizing people on the street who I don't actually know.

Jade Jericho requested to be my friend on MySpace sometime last year. When I went to her page, I liked her music — a sort of blend between punk and '80s New Wave with a lot of attitude and a wicked sense of humor.

I added her as a friend, and off and on saw her around town — at Jake's on Fourth, the downtown liquor store — I suppose it's easy to spot someone with pink hair. It also could be the brightly colored purse that reminds me of '80s "Rainbow Brite" cartoons.

Last week, I sat down with Jericho and her partner in musical crime, St. Robert, to talk about their music.

Her first album, "Hot Pink!" is available on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody for less than $5. "It's gotten a lot of positive response," Jericho said. But, she laments, "it's not had tremendous sales."

She describes the album as "a little Monty Python, a little 'Rocky Horror Picture Show.' "

That seems appropriate because her influences run the gamut from Janis Joplin to "Doctor Who" to Chaucer to Snoop Dogg.

"I've been compared to Blondie," Jericho said. "I think it's some of the talk-sing thing I do."

St. Robert described her as "a pissed-off mouse."

Both, somehow, seem accurate.

She recently posted "Knuckle Dragger" on her MySpace music page.

It is the first song she has released from her upcoming second album, "Supa Swinga," due out this spring.

What exactly is a "knuckle dragger?"

"It's somebody who hasn't evolved," Jericho said. "Someone who is not walking upright mentally."

Jericho, who grew up in a Southern Baptist family, said her 60-year-old mother walks around the house singing the song.

Clearly her music appeals to a wide audience.

"Most of my songs are about experiences I've had — some internal," Jericho said. "My belief in personal freedom probably inspires most of what I do."

With more than 3,700 friends on MySpace, when Jericho posts a new song, she has a good base to reach. And upcoming performances will give her an even broader audience.

Jericho and St. Robert will perform March 21 at a fundraiser for Capital City Pride at the Urban Onion called An Evening of Cocktails and Fingernails.

"Everybody has this idea that music comes out of a factory," St. Robert said. "The live shows legitimize the project. It's a visceral connection."

It also is beneficial for the queer community, something Jericho is passionate about.

"I'm obviously very open to performing for the queer community," she said. "It is really an interesting time in history. The time is absolutely right for this project."

Songs from her first album such as "Drag Queen" and "Bad Lesbian" are light, fun and slightly subversive.

"I don't see myself as a queer artist," Jericho said. "This project has a great potential to help people lighten up."

It also has a lot of potential to help the queer community when she performs next month. I hope to attend and I highly recommend others do the same.

In the meantime, I'll try to stop inadvertently stalking local musicians with pink hair.
On the Web

Jade Jericho's album "Hot Pink!" is available for sale at www.amazon.com, at www.rhapsody.com and on iTunes. Or listen to her music for free on MySpace at http://profile.myspace.com/jadejericho.
An Evening of Cocktails and Fingernails

•What: A semiformal fundraiser for 2009 Capital City Pride featuring Jade Jericho, Aberdeen jazz artist Tiffany Maki and drag performances.

• Where: Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way, Olympia

• When: March 21, dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

• Cost: Dinner, cocktails and show, $40; cocktails and show, $25 per person

• Contact: Kelly Kinney at 360-556-2989

Ruth Schneider is not allowed to rock out at her desk, but she would if she could. Contact her at rschneider@theolympian.com or 360-704-6873. - The Olympian


“If Debby Harry and Eminem had a love child, it would be Jade Jericho,” (Gregory) Conn said. ”

Craig Sailor, The Olympian (Jun 10, 2011) - The Olympian


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Still working on that hot first release.

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jade jericho is a singer, songwriter and rapper. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, jericho was raised by a family of Southern Baptist and Pentecostal Gospel Singers on the banks of the St. Mary's River. By the age of eight, she was leading her children's choir with solo performances; the first of which, 'This Little Light Of Mine' dressed as a firefly complete with wings and a glow stick taped to her ass.  jericho later formed a blues duo covering the likes of Lil Johnson, Sippie Wallace, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and Robert Johnson. A great lover of the blues, she often laced her appearances with mini blues history lessons. She followed this with the original funk fusion project, Six Shades of Red, gaining local popularity in Gainesville, FL until the band broke up due to interpersonal differences.

The jade jericho solo project took flight when she met collaborator and "partner in musical crime", st_robert, in grunge capitol, Olympia, WA, with whom she shares several upcoming single releases. She also has an upcoming release written for her by her makeup artist and friend, recording artist and YouTube sensation, Dustin Hunter. She has three studio albums and a new single, Supa Swinga (2015), for which she has released an official video to YouTube.

Jericho currently splits time between Los Angeles and Florida.

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