Jodi Nelson

Jodi Nelson

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Jodi Nelson creates vibrant but haunting vocals, touching lyrics and catchy pop melodies that her seductive, smooth voice deserving of the passionate attention listeners give her. Influences: Garbarge, Blondie, Fiona Apple, The Pretenders, Evanessence

Biography

Check out: www.JodiNelson.com for "Jodi's World"

A multi-talented artist with experience in film, music, theatre, radio and television has given Jodi Nelson the opportunity to perform in many platforms, utilize her talents and skills, which have benefited her greatly in the crossing mediums.
She recently starred in two feature films, including her own production company’s first feature film project CHASING LIFE, in which she wrote, produced and starred. The feature also secured its first distribution deal (LongTale) for both foreign and domestic sales. She launched a college tour to promote the film and its music (CHASING LIFE THE TOUR BENEFITING RAINN) and support RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, who operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) and partnerships with 1,100 rape crisis centers in the U.S. RAINN was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine (12/01).

She also recently created a Travel based Reality TV series, which is currently being marketed to networks and was hired to helm a $2M feature Horror film entitled “Pandemonium.”

Nelson has amassed a good body of work in the Los Angeles (as well as throughout Texas and Oklahoma) with many starring roles in feature films, Pilots, Theatre, and Television. She’s also worked as a Foley Artist, ADR and voice-over artist for films, Television and Commercials. She driven projects of her own through her production company HIP CHIK PRODUCTIONS, that include writing, producing, directing and starring in a feature film, a Documentary, music videos, CD projects and plays. She has written several screenplays, as well as over several hundred songs and poems some of which have been published. Currently, her production company has several projects in development including film, TV and Webisodic projects (with a first look deal), a Virtual Studio concept for digital content and her next solo album project entitled: GOD.PUSH.PAUSE.SILENCE.

Nelson, also a prolific singer/songwriter, is recognized as an emerging talent in music and has been published in various local, regional and national newspapers, played live performances throughout Los Angeles, California, Texas and Oklahoma and received radio airplay both nationally and internationally for her debut CD, MAYBE, I WILL… and the Soundtrack to Chasing Life. Her music television debut occurred on Austin, Texas Music Network’s “Breakin In,” which continues to rotate her live performance taping, as well as the music video she produced.

She has been featured on IMNTV.com, MusicPlusTV.com and CultureRevolution.TV and the Long Beach, CA cable show “Long Beachin’ With Mo,” where her interviews, movie trailers and live performances rotate. She was one of the first recipients of the Jim Beam Brands Grant Program (B.E.A.M. -Benefiting Emerging Artists and Musicians) and was a Top 20 finalist in the Lilith Fair Music Competition, in both Austin, TX and Dallas, TX.

She received her M.F.A. in Acting from California Institute of the Arts, and a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She is a proud recipient of the Women in Film Mentor Program.

JodiNelson.com
HipChikProductions.com ChasingLifeTheMovie.com

What People Are Saying…

"I cannot stop listening. I don't know what else I could say more than that, but I love this album! No one song sounds exactly like the others, which in my book is a plus. They all have unique bodies of imagination and intelligence. This album is one of the 25 best I have heard so far this year. Wonderful lyrics, wonderful music, wonderful album!"
~ Lindsey (CDBaby)

"I'm extremely impressed with Jodi's talent and dedication to her music"
~ Pat DiNizio, The Smithereens

"What we are seeing here is an emerging star that is going to take the industry through the next millennium" ~ Mario Nutall, SPi Entertainment

"Her voice is simply mesmerizing. I can't remember the last time I heard this much pure pop talent captured on one CD!" ~ Victoria Advocate

"Jodi's engaging vocal style ranges from haunted and introspective to passionate and vibrant"
~ Jim Beam Company

"The most outstanding quality of the debut CD is Jodi's vocal style. Her smooth, seductive voice deserves
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Lyrics

Chasing Life

Written By: Jodi Nelson/Tiaraju Aronovich

Chasing Life
Music by Tiaraju Aronovich
Lyrics by Tiaraju Aronovich & Jodi Nelson
© 2004, ASCAP reg.

The road that lies ahead of me is so dirty and raw
Leave behind another life I was sheltered and small
Can't see what's ahead of me but I know it's time to go
Never looking back again, never say no
Just gotta find my place
Just gotta fly

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

The past is catching up with me gotta hurry up and run
No time for slowing down now, no time for mindless fun
So tired of being dragged down by this uncertainty
No one's here to help me out this time it's just me
Just gotta find my place
Just gotta fly

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

Don't turn away from me
I never intended to go this way
Hold me close to you
Lets take a ride
All the way to the moon
Yeah Yeah

'Cause I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life
I'm chasing life
I'm chasing life
Yeah, yeah I'm chasing life
I'm chasing life

Yeah, Yeah
'Cause I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

And I'm chasing myself
I'm chasing it all
I'm chasing my time
While lost in this crowd
I'm chasing life

Kitty Kat

Written By: Jodi Nelson/Tiaraju Aronovich

Kitty Kat
Music by Tiaraju Aronovich
Lyrics by Tiaraju Aronovich & Jodi Nelson
© 2004, ASCAP reg.

And I'm the girl you walk by
I'm the cat you deny
You're afraid of my claws
I don't even know why
You know what I can do
And you know if I want
You'll go down on your knees
Saying please please please please

I'll be the dream you can have
If the money's not bad
You're afraid of my love
So don't make me sad
You know what I can do
And you know if I want
You'll go down on your knees
Begging please please please

I can scream I can fight I can tease I can hide
And if you don't do what I say
You don't do what I want
And if you make me mad you better run
I'll bite

I'll be whatever you want
Playschool girl debutante
I'll be the girl you take home
A wet dream you can flaunt
You know what I can do
And you know if I want
You'll go down on your knees
Begging please please please

I can scream I can fight I can tease I can hide
And if you don't do what I say
You don't do what I want
And if you make me mad you better run

I can scream I can fight I can tease I can hide
And if you don't do what I say
You don't do what I want
And if you make me mad you better run
I'll bite

I can scream I can fight I can tease I can hide
And if you don't do what I say
You don't do what I want
And if you make me mad you better run

I can scream I can fight I can tease I can hide
And if you don't do what I say
You don't do what I want
And if you make me mad you better run
I'll bite

Love and A Gun

Written By: Jodi Nelson

Love and A Gun (Silver Bullet)
Music & Lyrics by Jodi Nelson
© 2004 ASCAP reg.

Shadow play on my wall
Struggle to find the meaning of it all
Conversations with myself lead to anxious wonder
It's no wonder

Tell-tell signs with no reply
Certain fantasies I cannot hide
Falling beneath being pulled under tow
With no place to go

Love and a gun
And I wish I was one
Shoot my way to the moon
With a silver spoon I'd feed my soul
But my sugar is dry in my empty bowl

Like puppets dangling on strings
Undisciplined sun each new day brings
Metaphoric gun shot invades my brain
And yet these tracks still remain

Love and a gun
And I wish I was one
Shoot my way to the moon
With a silver spoon I'd feed my soul
But my sugar is dry in my empty bowl

Penetrate my soul feel what I feel
Puncture my love so I can be real
Listen to the words that I've said
Because tomorrow may be too late and I will be dead

Love and a gun
And I wish I was one
Shoot my way to the moon
With a silver spoon I'd feed my soul
I would feed my soul I'm
Love and a gun
Love I'm on the run I wish I wish I was one
Then I'd shoot my way to the moon
With a silver spoon I'd feed my soul
But my sugar is dry in my empty bowl
My sugar is dry in my empty bowl
My sugar is dry in my empty soul
My sugar sugar is dry...na na na na

Discography

Maybe, I Will... - Hip Chik Productions
Chasing Life Original Movie Soundtrack - Hip Chik Productions

Set List

(typical) Set length is typically 45 minutes to an hour with blurb about the Chasing Life movie I did, RAINN and contemplation on life thrown in for good measure

Metal Heart (cover)
Kitty Kat
Love and A Gun
Empty Highway
Untitled Ballad
I Want it All (cover)
10 Was Yesterday
Chasing Life
Cool River