Jennifer Hockey
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Jennifer Hockey

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The best kept secret in music


"Earbuzz Review"

earBuzz Review: In the footsteps of Lena Lovitch, Patti Smith, and Kate Bush, Jennifer Hockey has released "Face the Music" - a dozen-tracked record of alternative rock mixed with 70's and current production sense underneath Hockey's vocals that emotionally pierce through with a rotating leslie vibrato-intense lyrical style uniquely her own. Her voice, the band, the recording, are all a conduit for the penetrating raw lyrics that are nothing short of brilliant. In "Compensate", Hockey writes, 'i opened my eyes to things i could not see, i'd wasted my life in trying to appease, but battles are fought for greater things than these, and ego's like ours are hollow things indeed'. In "Missing Person", Hockey writes of her own responsibility for losing her way, 'no body reported me, no body knew i was a missing person, singularly i don't exist, and am not missed by anyone, what an unexpected twist'. The record weaves in and out of despair with faint glimmers of hope and survival. The final track, "Everywhere", gives hope and wisdom in it's last offering as it reveals that these sentiments are not just from one person, but suffering that plagues, to some degree, everyone. 'peace be with you and also with you, know your truth can set you free, now face yourself and all you see and give each other the sign of peace, we are everywhere baby.' It's rare to find a CD of this caliber and an artist of Hockey's convictions, intimacy, and uniqueness. The music is wonderful, of course, but the words and delivery have that rare ability to transcend into pure communication and relation. - Earbuzz

"Brave Face"

Local Brisbane Singer-songwriter Jennifer Hockey always loved music and playing guitar, singing and writing songs were pursuits she embraced from the age of 12, but recently having been married and a couple of kids, that she felt she had the courage to turn a much loved hobby into a career. "The Idea that one could do what one loved and make a living seemed obscure." she says. "But being a little older helps me to keep things in perspective I think. I like where I'm at now and have the luxury of knowing that how I pursure this is in my hands - it is no longer out of reach and obscure." For her new album Face the Music, Jennifer teamed up with producer and guitarist Nathan Woodrow, who brought a muscular but imaginative rock backing to bear on Jennifer's fearlessly confessional songs. The most distinctive element of the recording though is Jennifer's voice, an idiosyncratic, expressive instrument that encompasses keening highs as well as gravely, Marianne Faithful-esque lows. "I know her work", Jennifer admits when questioned about the Marianne Faithful influence, "but alot of the artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's have influenced me. I would have to say Nick Cave is my greatest influence and inspiration. Not in that I believe my musical style emulates his, more so that his courage and ferocious yet tender approach to his body of work, confirms to me the need to do just what it is you do." Brett Collingwood, Rave Magazine - Brett Collingwood - Rave Magazine


Demo - Ontogeny 2004
Album - Face the Music 2006


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Jennifer Hockey's music is a dynamic mix of crisp melodic acoustic guitar, well embraced by a raw expressive band, expanding the use of biting lyrical content with an appeal to those who appreciate a creativity with weight and meaning. She has lived across Australia and taken in many creative pockets of independent music, currently thriving throughout the country.

Jennifer has done a number of demos with different recording houses, and participated in the open mic nights around Brisbane, to orientate herself with the various industry mediums within making music. Currently she is working with Brisbane Producer, Nathan Woodrow, and has just launched her first official album, Face The Music, on 11th November 06, at the Princess Theatre, Wooloongabba, with the view to take the album on tour early 2007