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"Joonie Interview Exclusive on Soul Discoveries 2010!!!"

01. Soul Discoveries - Please introduce yourself to those who don’t know of Joonie?

. Joonie - Well, I’m a Singer, Writer, Producer, Storyteller, Musician & Wiz Kid.

02. Soul Discoveries - Who have you been working with? And what projects are you creating?

. Joonie – I’ve been putting a lot of time lately into my very 1st album, set to drop soon entitled, Acoustic Love. I’ve been working with HitClub Entertainment and my company Wiz Kid Music to shed light on this project full of raw, pure, genuine love songs and more.

03. Soul Discoveries - Talk a bit about your previous work in music and the music business?

. Joonie – I’ve done musical work, touring and production on artists such as Elliott Yamin, Warren G, Ruben Studdard, Nappy Roots and unreleased vocal collaborations with Mos Def and Angie Stone. I’ve also done music for movies such as “I do I did” as well as “7eventy 5ive”, which will be hitting big screen soon.

04. Soul Discoveries - What are you currently listening to at the moment?

. Joonie – Honestly, I’ve been listening to Nat “King” Cole. I’ve definitely been inspired by his swag in his approach to music.

05. Soul Discoveries – Who would you recommend I check out that isn’t around in the U.K?

. Joonie - Joonie.
06. Soul Discoveries – What inspires you to write a song? How did you go about writing your my space song Sunshine?

. Joonie – I’ve found my writing to be inspired by different emotions but for the most part the songs I write are inspired by the fantasy of having perfect love. Sunshine is actually what I’d like to call a timeless love song which was actually written awhile ago by myself and a friend by the name of Nicholas “Dre Promise”. Its one of those songs that I started with a music melody, simple hook and filled in the blanks with the verses speaking about how much this woman is worth.

07. Soul Discoveries – Are you looking forward to attending the atlanta soul music summit this year?

. Joonie – I’m definitely going to try to attend the atlanta soul music summit this year. I’m all about supporting events that create a fun and learning environment for fans and artists alike.

08. Soul Discoveries – What do you think about Soul Discoveries?

. Joonie – I think its an excellent forum to find info on your favorite artist and also discover new artist such as myself and I am absolutely honored to be featured.

09. Soul Discoveries – Do you have a message for Soul Discoveries readers?

. Joonie – Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me. If you enjoy great music stay tuned for the release of my 1st solo album Acoustic Love. Connect with me all over the web and I’ll definitely show love back. Check me out on Keep good music alive.

10. Soul Discoveries – What is it like for a typical studio session with Joonie?

. Joonie – Its definitely a journey. I’m really adamant about getting what I hear in my head out exactly the way I hear it which can take time and even be draining however, I like to have fun in the process. - Soul Discoveries


Acoustic Love Album - April 27th
So Fly - Single
Sunshine - "I Do I Did" soundtrack
Could You Be - D.J. Handle Mix Tape 15th edition



Calvin "Joonie" Gary, Jr., better known by his stage name Joonie is an American singer, songwriter, arranger and musician, specializing in Soul, R&B and Popular Music. Born December 11, 1981 in Jacksonville, North Carolina into a musical family, whose mother was a singer and father a keyboardist, Joonies talent is genetic and his passion is influenced by his environment, where Gospel and Soul music was always a part of his life.
At the age of 12, Joonie and his family relocated to Seattle, Washington, there he found his own musical path, and began teaching himself how to play the keyboard, guitar and other instruments. Joonie recalls how he�d lock himself in his room for days on end, focused on his craft and fueled by his desire to master these instruments to create music and write lyrics to express what he was feeling.
Like many great Soul and R&B artists, Joonie began his vocal career singing and playing in the church. A recognizable talent even in his teens, he also began singing, playing and performing in community choirs, school assemblies and later went on to win numerous talent competitions.
Although Joonie is a brilliant vocalist, and talented musician, initially, he never aspired to be a singer, his focus was on songwriting. He�d write songs, but couldn�t find anyone to sing them the way he envisioned them being heard, so he was forced to sing his own Demos. A friend heard his Demo CD thought it was worth passing along to Rapper and Producer Warren G, who also agreed, as he was instrumental in helping Joonie get his first label deal at the age of 21.
Unable to compromise the integrity of his musicianship and unwilling to compromise his unique artistic style to become a pre-packaged �instant star�, Joonie took an introspective hiatus from the music industry, where at one point; he almost lost his desire to create.
For a while, Joonie stayed behind the scenes, writing, arranging, producing or playing instrumentals for other artists including, Ruben Stoddard, Nappy Roots, Angie Stone and Mos Def (unreleased), but his talent would once again surface to the forefront. After touring and performing with Elliot Yasmin, the audience reactions to Jonnies performances night after night were overwhelming and undeniable that people wanted to hear more from him.

Acoustic Love, Joonies debut album, set for release April 27, 2010 is real music expressing his feelings about love and relationships, explored from a very rare point of view in current popular music; one where romance exists, women, are valued and appreciated, a story is told and pure emotions are expressed set to perfect arrangements with infectious rhythms.
As Joonie says, each of his songs is like his child. He likes to take time with each one, nurture it and guide it to maturity until it is ready to be shared.

His goal with every song is to create music that actually touches your soul, puts a smile on your face, and makes you feel good and your head bob as you listen and sing along.