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Aug
30
JEORDIE @ Paul & Jerry's Saloon

Jerome, Arizona, USA

Jerome, Arizona, USA

Jun
08
JEORDIE @ CK'S BAR & GRILL

PHOENIX /AWHATUKEE, Arizona, USA

PHOENIX /AWHATUKEE, Arizona, USA

May
30
JEORDIE @ MYSPACE.COM/MOGOLLONMUSICFEST

MOGOLLON MUSIC FEST 08', Arizona, USA

MOGOLLON MUSIC FEST 08', Arizona, USA

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By Chris Hansen Orf Get Out When people say they've grown up in a “musical family,” it usually means their dad messed around with the guitar a little bit, or maybe that their mom sang and played piano once in a while. For Valley singer/songwriter Jeordie, growing up in a musically family means that her grandmother, Pauline Safka, was a noted jazz singer in New York and her mother, Melanie, is a folk-music icon who had Top Ten hits in the early '70s with “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and the No. 1 smash “Brand New Key,” which was produced by Jeordie's father, Peter Schekeryk. It meant, from a young age, Jeordie was able to see up close the power of music on listeners. “After every (Melanie) show, the people would line up just to say how much her music meant to them, and I would listen and know that she did something special,” Jeordie remembers of her childhood. “And (Melanie fans) would tell my sister and I all these wonderful things about my mom's music. That was, and still is, great.” The impression has been a lasting one. “To this day, anybody who comes to see my shows — we're friends,” Jeordie says of her own sets. “My audience and I, we're family.” Born Jeordonna Schekeryk 30 years ago, Jeordie made her stage debut at age 5 singing with her mother — she'll still sings harmonies on some of her mom's tours and often opens the shows with her brother Beau Jarred accompanying her on guitar. By the time she was 11 she was doing her own thing, getting help from Melanie with her budding songwriting talents. “She's a hard-ass,” Jeordie says, laughing. “She's still like, ‘What was that line?' If she doesn't like something, she'll tell you.” Jeordie grew up primarily in New Jersey and Florida, has lived in California, and now her family — her mother, brother and sister, solo artist Leila — have all moved to Nashville. Jeordie chose the West. “I'd never been to Arizona, and I always thought I'd like it,” she says of her move to the desert six years ago. “And I love it here — the colors — it's unique and very inspiring.”FOLK THAT ROCKS Despite playing rock and folk clubs as an acoustic duo, Jeordie and Messer command the stage better than most bands with a full lineup. Jeordie's terrific contemporary folk-pop-rock songwriting, reminiscent of Tom Petty and The Byrds and mixed with a little country and blues, gives Messer a large canvas on which to paint his tasty guitar hooks, and Jeordie's booming voice and bundle-of-energy stage presence shatters the perception that an acoustic duo can't rock. In fact, as proof that Jeordie and Messer can rock, the duo won a battle of the bands at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix in July with a crowd-pleasing set, beating out other groups equipped with Marshall amps and huge drum sets. It might be the only time an artist has ever won a battle of the bands without a band. “There were groups with, like, five guitars and dancers in the background, so when it was our turn I said, ‘This is the folk portion of the show,' ” Jeordie laughs. “And it was just awesome. Dee Snider (from '80s glam-metal band Twisted Sister) was one of the judges, and he was smiling the whole time — he was way into it.” - Get Out Magazine Phoenix AZ


By Chris Hansen Orf Get Out When people say they've grown up in a “musical family,” it usually means their dad messed around with the guitar a little bit, or maybe that their mom sang and played piano once in a while. For Valley singer/songwriter Jeordie, growing up in a musically family means that her grandmother, Pauline Safka, was a noted jazz singer in New York and her mother, Melanie, is a folk-music icon who had Top Ten hits in the early '70s with “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” and the No. 1 smash “Brand New Key,” which was produced by Jeordie's father, Peter Schekeryk. It meant, from a young age, Jeordie was able to see up close the power of music on listeners. “After every (Melanie) show, the people would line up just to say how much her music meant to them, and I would listen and know that she did something special,” Jeordie remembers of her childhood. “And (Melanie fans) would tell my sister and I all these wonderful things about my mom's music. That was, and still is, great.” The impression has been a lasting one. “To this day, anybody who comes to see my shows — we're friends,” Jeordie says of her own sets. “My audience and I, we're family.” Born Jeordonna Schekeryk 30 years ago, Jeordie made her stage debut at age 5 singing with her mother — she'll still sings harmonies on some of her mom's tours and often opens the shows with her brother Beau Jarred accompanying her on guitar. By the time she was 11 she was doing her own thing, getting help from Melanie with her budding songwriting talents. “She's a hard-ass,” Jeordie says, laughing. “She's still like, ‘What was that line?' If she doesn't like something, she'll tell you.” Jeordie grew up primarily in New Jersey and Florida, has lived in California, and now her family — her mother, brother and sister, solo artist Leila — have all moved to Nashville. Jeordie chose the West. “I'd never been to Arizona, and I always thought I'd like it,” she says of her move to the desert six years ago. “And I love it here — the colors — it's unique and very inspiring.”FOLK THAT ROCKS Despite playing rock and folk clubs as an acoustic duo, Jeordie and Messer command the stage better than most bands with a full lineup. Jeordie's terrific contemporary folk-pop-rock songwriting, reminiscent of Tom Petty and The Byrds and mixed with a little country and blues, gives Messer a large canvas on which to paint his tasty guitar hooks, and Jeordie's booming voice and bundle-of-energy stage presence shatters the perception that an acoustic duo can't rock. In fact, as proof that Jeordie and Messer can rock, the duo won a battle of the bands at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix in July with a crowd-pleasing set, beating out other groups equipped with Marshall amps and huge drum sets. It might be the only time an artist has ever won a battle of the bands without a band. “There were groups with, like, five guitars and dancers in the background, so when it was our turn I said, ‘This is the folk portion of the show,' ” Jeordie laughs. “And it was just awesome. Dee Snider (from '80s glam-metal band Twisted Sister) was one of the judges, and he was smiling the whole time — he was way into it.” - Get Out Magazine Phoenix AZ


Discography

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http://jeordie.com/video/breathe2.mpg
2001 Can I Ask You Something
2006 Live Jeordie"Bootlegs" release.
2011 Jeordie& The Mixology Project Vol#1
A few cuts being streamed on AMAZ radio

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Who is Jeordie?

Singing along side her mother 60's musical artist Melanie ("Brand New Key," "Lay Down," "Beautiful People") she has performed on stage since age five and seen the magic of a worldwide fan base. Her family life heirloom, her voice, and songwriting as her ability, & sharing it with an audiences everywhere her passion & life. So, she set out to do just that.

Jeordie has since performed at festivals, state fairs and arenas of all different sizes including "The Kerrville Folk Festival Texas, "A Day In The Garden Woodstock Reunion, as well as "The Winnipeg Folk Fest, Canada". She has also performed as a support act for Dido, Jewel, Indigo Girls, and Sade and recently Capitol Recording artist OK GO. After winning multi shows in the Suaza Tequila’s, Hard Rock,Cafe Battle of the bands summer series.

Her sound is a blend of female fronted Rock folk/pop & Americana, with influences that range across the board. She consistently delivers a high energy show through her songwriting, melodies and performances.

Since she first submerged into the Southwest music scene, Jeordie performs, at a wide variety of venues, many as a solo, and many with her band Jeordie& The Mixology Project. A collaboration of great talent.. with a mix of musicians that she has found to fit her style and musical ideas. These musicians all add there own unique style to truly make it a mixology of sound.. No two shows the same, & Jeordie likes it that way!

As a songwriter Jeordie has collaborated with her siblings brother Beau Jarred, & sister, Leilah & mother Melanie whom helped her mold several of her tunes in early days. This guidance has stayed with her & helped in continuing to write quality songs & lyrics. Jeordie has been involved in several recording projects over the years, as well as self-releasing her freshman, fully produced album, “Can I Ask You Something” which was received with great enthusiasm and has continued to be asked for by her audience. Jeordie’s last CD release Bootlegs,compiled & encompasses some of her best available live recordings performed, through- out the past nine years in AZ . Despite the independent nature of the release is 5 years later,still turning over a mass quantity & reaching large numbers of listeners with this album.She is currently working on her 2009 full length production release with her band mates & production friends. All grass roots style, & she is determined to gather only her best material & make a musical mark with her next release.

Occasionally Jeordie will throw in an unsuspecting cover or two, and maybe even one of “mom's” songs, that she sang backup on for years. She is a true performer so; the best way to hear her music is live as a solo & also with her band the Mixology Project.

Some of Jeordie’s past show venues include: The Blue Bird Café Nashville Tenn.,
Caffe Lena Saratoga Springs NY.,
The Hard Rock Phx. AZ (Jeordie was the winner of the Suaza Tequila’s Live all summer Battle of the band Contest).,
Henderson Art Festival AZ,
The Flagstaff Art Festival AZ,
Sedona Art Festival AZ,
Cricket Pavilion’s Levis Stage Phoenix AZ.,
Canes Mission Beach San Diego Cal.,
The Tavern on Mill, Tempe AZ,
The Paper Heart Gallery Phoenix AZ,
The Bottom Line NYC,
Largo Cultural Center Fla.
Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater Fla.
Coral Sky Amphitheater, Ft Lauderdale,Fla
Sugar Daddy’s Scottsdale AZ,
Mickey’s Hangover Scottsdale AZ,
Last Exit Tempe AZ,
Cave Creek Coffe CO. Cave Creek AZ,
Andersons 5th Estate, Scottsdale AZ
Monte Vista, Flagstaff AZ
Club Red, Tempe AZ
Joe’s Grotto
Buffalo Chip
The Scottsdale art center
Desert Ridge Shopping Mall Stage
Tempe Market Place Stage,
As well as many others