Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer Newberry

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Swedish American Soulful energitic Artist with the passion, the attraction and the heart for the stage sings from her heart about life of a woman to share with you about love, passion and strength! Jennifer Newberry is breaking down walls and bringing you closer to her soul with her sound!

Biography

Sweet but independent, Young but experienced, beautiful but modest, talented, Poetic and Refreshing are the right words to describe the Swedish/ American artist Jennifer Newberry. With flavors of different cultures, mentalities and styles, Jennifer writes songs straight from her heart. Thoughts and feelings that are melodically expressed with a soulful clear voice. A strum of a guitar or a chord played on the piano is enough to feed her inspiration to create a song. Melodies have always come easily to Jennifer and she has been perfecting her ability to write since the age of 14.

Born in the small town of Ozark, Alabama Jennifer grew up in a home filled with song. Her mother a singer encouraged Jennifer constantly. Her father an Army pilot whose career often times forced the family to relocate from state to state. Moving from San Diego to Germany arriving finally at her mother’s hometown of Sundsvall, Sweden where Jennifer grew up. Her mother, Marie, influenced her with all kinds of music from the Beatles to ABBA, Soul to Swedish lullaby songs as well as Jazz and the Blues. Marie laid the foundation by teaching her the techniques behind singing, running through scales and practicing harmonies.

Being involved in the music business through her mother’s endeavors prepared Jennifer for her unofficial entrance into recording and performing records of her own. A chance meeting with local music producers in her hometown presented opportunities to record original material, ultimately perfecting Jennifer’s studio recording ability. Jennifer got the opportunity to record a cover called “Jump To the Beat” feat. Melody MC, which was later released in Japan when Jennifer was 18. Not only did she get to work and collaborate with some of the most recognized hip-hop producers in Sweden, but she also sang on many hip-hop and pop artists’ albums.

Jennifer seized every opportunity she could and inevitably exploited every musical situation. Jennifer got the chance to be apart of “Melodifestivalen 2002”, a Swedish televised music competition to select an Artist/Group to represent Sweden in the European Music Festival (Euro Vision Contest) with the song “Ingenting Ingenting” (Nothing, Nothing) the song was released commercially right after the finals. Later on that summer she was asked to be a backup singer for Lutricia McNeal, a well-known American artist in Europe. Jennifer toured with her the entire summer. Shortly after, she decided to take a chance on returning back to the States. In her venture of moving from Seattle to New York and back again she recorded her first album “Be Who You Are”, took acting lessons a Weist-Barron, performed at the UN Building, Good Morning America (ABC) and a NJ NETS game. She also performed at the Apollo, showcased at S.O.B’s, had her music played on the radio, and became the lead singer of a band named 4More that performs on weekly basis in different venues around Washington and Oregon State. Now she is working on her 2nd album “Inspiration From The Rain” and it’s planned to be released by the end of this year.

Jennifer has always had a clear ambitious picture of what she wanted to do with her life; to be successful in her own right, to be a memorable performer, vocalist, lyricist and actress. Her dreams are coming true day by day as news catches on about her talent. Jennifer is hoping that her heart and soul will reach out not only to commercial interest but also people, of all walks of life.

Lyrics

Bittersweet

Written By: Music : Dylan Fant Lyrics & Melody: Jennifer Newberry

Verse 1
Seams like yesterday, that I got on that plane
With the world I had to leave and the souls that made me, me

Pre Chorus
With the goal in mind had to leave behind
Everything that means so much
But I had to

Chorus
Leave all that I knew behind to save me
Was a life transition
Nothing’s ever gonna be the same
Was a feeling bitter, sweet

Verse 2
So different, but I found the pieces missing
These two worlds apart are me right in between

Pre Chorus
Had to risk it all, had to loose control
In hopes to reach the stars
But I had to

Chorus
Leave all that I knew behind to save me
Was a life transition
Nothing’s ever gonna be the same
Was a feeling bitter, sweet

Bridge
And I reached out at times I felt lost but
I knew I was there in change of heart
And I knew in the end it will pay off
Just have to keep singing my heart out

I reach out, I felt lost
But was there in change of heart
But I knew it would pay off
Just keep singing my heart out

Rain Drops In Fall

Written By: Music by T. Terrell, Melody & Lyrics by J. Newberry

Verse 1
Rain drops in fall and it’s cold try to be strong but it’s hard
Feel so alone, when I think about the way we used to be

Verse 2
Love fades away though you’re close
Some things went wrong thought I knew, where I belong
Got lost along the way down the road

Chorus
I try, all I see is the doubt behind those eyes
I cry, hoping one day I’ll get you off my mind
It’s the hardest road letting go and the strength to carry on
I’m out the door

Verse 3
Life is to short just to settle my heart’s to closed to move
Give me a lead and I’ll run away to set my soul free

Chorus

Bridge
I try to search my soul and find a better place
But it’s hard to fold, can’t erase

Rain drops in fall and it’s cold try to be strong but it’s hard

Chorus

Inspiration From The Rain

Written By: Music: T.Terrell Lyrics and Melody: J.Newberry

Verse
Never looking back
Now’s the time for me to come around
Cause I’m ready now, my door has opened up was in the dark
Protecting my heart, protecting my heart

Chorus
I just got to tell you, Cause I was straying in the dark
For I was broken hearted
But now I’m here to fall in Love
I will not fall apart again
I’ll take the risk I’m in control
Say bye to all the pain
I learned my lesson from the fall
Got inspiration from the rain

Verse
No I can’t explain
How you made me feel this way again
Finally made me see, some things are meant to be
You were my friend

Bridge
Even thought I pushed you away
You said that it would be ok
You needed me and so you stayed hoping I’d see

Got to tell you now got to tell you now
Got to tell you I was broken hearted
Got to tell you now, Just got to tell you now
Got to tell you lesson learned from the fall
Got to tell you now got to tell you now
Got to tell you bye to all the pain
Just Got to tell you now got to tell you now
Got that inspiration from the rain

Getting Over You

Written By: written 2007 by J. Newberry

Verse 1
Lonely nights have come my way
I’ve been waiting so long to finally say
Nobody saw the hurt and pain I felt
And there comes a time when love just can’t be shared

Verse 2
I do regret that I stayed too long
You made me feel like I was always wrong
I know that I can be myself again
And leave the past that made me fail to win

Chorus
I’m getting over you, over you, over you, over you
I’m getting over you, over you, over you, over you
I’m getting over you, over you, over you, over you
I’m getting over you, over you, over you, over you

Verse 3
I know that time will come for me to heal
Find someone that knows that my love is real
And I’m stronger as the day goes by
And know the reason why I said goodbye

Chorus

Bridge
Lately I have felt so strong
Like nothing can go wrong
Oh I, oh I can do this now
Oh I can do this now
I, I can
Can do this now

Chorus

Discography

FILM
Bitter Sweet Place Gerta dir. Alexandra Brodsky (Shaffer & Son LLC), NY
THEATER
Hunchback of Notre Dame Neserine dir. Perra Soderberg Svea Playhouse, Sweden
Oliver Twist Tommie dir. Perra Soderberg Blue House Theater, Sweden
Robin Hood Sherwood Girl dir. Perra Soderberg North Mountain (outdoor), Sweden
Milton Miraklet Tom dir. Kajsa Hautala Timra Playhouse, Sweden
Huckleberry Finn The Lost Child dir. Perra Soderberg Timra Playhouse, Sweden

TELEVISION & RADIO
P4 Morgon Featured SR (Swedish Radio), Sweden
Lipservice Radio Featured Web Radio, NJ
Leijon & Vänner Featured SR (Swedish Radio) (Multiple Interviews), Sweden
UN Building Featured Swedish Lucia “Oh Come”, NY
Showtime at The Apollo Featured Hosted by Mo’nique, NBC, NY
Good Morning America Choir (Alto) ABC, NY
Eight Days Gone (Rock Band) Crazed Fan Music Video, NY
Voice of Vashon Radio (V.O.V.) Featured Show Case (Multiple Interviews), WA
Eurovision Music Contest Featured SVT (Swedish Television), Sweden
God Morgon Sverige Duet With Ayo Performing “Tiden Går”, TV4 (Swedish Televison) Sweden
Lekande Lätt (Swedish Game Show) Child Performer Hosted by Kjell Lönnå, SVT (Swedish Television), Sweden

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Vince’s Italian Restaurant Duet w/ Mark Cardenas (Multiple Performances) Jazz Classics & More, WA
Vince’s Italian Restaurant Duet w/ Ed Webber (Multiple Performances) Jazz Classics & More, WA
Emerald Queen Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
The Great American Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Muckleshoot Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Red Wind Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Rascals Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Pj Pocket’s Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Tacoma Freedom Fair Lead Singer in 4More Band Coverband, WA
Q’z Club Lead Singer in 4More Band Coverband, WA
Club Paradise Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
Wildhorse Resort Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, OR
Happy Days Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band (Multiple Performances) Coverband, WA
BC’s Beach Club Lead Singer in 4More Band Coverband, WA
Skagit Valley Casino Lead Singer in 4More Band Coverband, WA
S.O.B.’s Featured Showcase, NY
The Den Featured Showcase, NY
Continental Arena Featured Halftime NJ Nets Basketball game, NJ
Apollo Featured Amateur Night At Apollo, NY
Dillion’s Show Featured Showcase, NY
The Ballard Firehouse Guest Performer Garr Lang’s CD Realize Party, NY
Strawberry Festival (Island Fest) Featured Showcase accompanied by DJ Krazy K, WA
European Summer Tour Solo Backup Vocalist Lutricia McNeal, Europe 2002
Gatufestivalen (Swedish Festival) Featured Accompanied by Marie Ödlund & Tommy Rhen, Sweden
Promotional Concert Featured Sponsored by NRG Gothenburg (Radio Station), Sweden
Promotional Concert Featured Sponsored by Red Bull (Energy Drink), Sweden
Sundsvall Music Awards Featured Showcase, Sweden
International Casino Cosmopol Featured Showcase, Sweden
Alnö Kyrka (Swedish Church) Featured (Multiple Performances) Accompanied by Pianist, Sweden
Sundsvalls Kyrka (Swedish Church) Featured (Multiple Performances) Accompanied by Pianist, Sweden

TRAINING ACTING
Basic Acting Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
(Technique)
Acting Level 2 Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
(Scene Study)

COMMERCIAL
Ed Ferron Weist-Barron, NY
Frank Spencer Weist-Barron, NY

DANCE
Ballet, Jazz, Improvisation Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
Hip hop Sundsvall, Sweden
Hip hop basic Broadway Dance, NY
Traditional Swedish Country Sundsvall, Sweden

MUSIC
Vocals Maestro David Kyle, WA
Vocals Isabella Gate, Sweden
Music Theory Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
Music Production Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
Music Improvisation Hedbergska Skolan, Sweden
Guitar Hedbergska skolan, Sweden
Piano Gun Eriksson, Sweden
Choir Elisabet Moden, Sweden

EDUCATION
Hedbergska Skolan School for Professional Performing Arts Sundsvall, Sweden

WORK HISTORY
4More | Jan 2007 – Present
www.4MoreBand.com www.Myspace.com/4moreband
Jennifer is a Lead singer for a top 40 band called 4More currently performing at different venues all over Washington State.

Singer Songwriter | 1998 – Present
www.jennifernewberry.com www.Myspace.com/jennifernewberry
From 1998 to the present, jen has written as well as, co-written & produced over 50 songs.

Band | 1999
AMW (All Mighty Wonderful)
Jennifer was the lead vocalist of a rock group with a No Doubt

Set List

Original songs mixed up with covers.
1 - 4 sets, 30 to 45min.
Jazz classics, top 40s Pop, Soul, R&B, Acoustic, Alternative Rock