Josie Aiello

Josie Aiello

BandR&BAdult Contemporary

Urban/AC Josie Aiello, one of the most sought after artists, is definitely back on the scene with her soulful vocals, signature arrangements, undeniable lyrics, infectious melodies, and powerful live performances. Signed by Quincy Jones.

Biography

Josie Aiello
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Born and raised in Chicago, this green-eyed beauty grabbed the microphone from her teenaged sister when she was nine years old, and proceeded to take over the stage at their parents’ Sicilian restaurant. “I knew I wanted to be a recording artist the minute my hand touched that microphone.”

Josie attended Chicago’s prestigious Academy of Performing Arts High School, where she was honored at graduation with the award for Best Senior in the Music Department. She was then asked to be a featured vocalist on Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Starlight Express”, which was produced by Grammy award Producer Phil Ramone.

Josie’s live performances, whether with an acoustic guitar or a rhythm section, clearly illustrate her exceptional ability to capture an audience with her powerful melodies, lyrics, energy and voice.

Josie’s 2000 debut record, Unkunvenshunal Girl, on Qwest/Warner Bros. Records (signed by Quincy Jones), featured twelve of her original songs. She wrote nine with Grammy Award winning producer / songwriter Ashley Ingram (Des’ree). Other notable contributors on the album were Harvey Mason Jr, and hit mixers Chris Fogel (Alanis Morissette) and Mike Shipley (Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks, and Shania Twain).

“I never made a ‘B plan‘,” says Josie. “When I went to LA, I was determined to succeed, so I networked my butt off and sang for hit songwriters and producers like Diane Warren, Brenda Russell, Matthew Wilder, Ricky Martin, Don Henley, Narada Michael Walden, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Cocker, Angela Bofill, Peter Cetera, Bobby Womack, Bebe Winans, Mark Shaiman, James Newton Howard, Stephen Bray and Michael Masser. She was also asked to sing on the soundtracks for That Thing You Do, The Out-of-Towners, South Park, Dinosaur and Hairspray On Broadway, as well as contributing her song “Don’t Give In” to Michael Jordan’s movie To The Max.
She recorded (2) duets on Kenny Loggins CD “It’s About Time”, and was a featured soloist with him on tour...

She also won the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition for 2 of her songs, one in the Pop category “Heavy Heart” and one in the Gospel category “The Call”…

Warner Brothers recording artist Patti Austin recorded her song “Let Me Be Me” on her latest CD.

Currently, she just released her new CD entitled “WHERE I AM” on her own record label “Lady J Entertainment”. She wrote and produced it at her home studio in Chicago.

Josie continually gets calls from Major record labels and Managers to write, arrange and produce for their artists as well.
You might recognize her voice on National TV Commercials for McDonald’s and JC Penney.
Also, on camera singing in the new Kevin Costner / Ashton Kuchtner film “The Guardian” directed by Andrew Davis.

Josie’s artisty takes you on a private journey into her heart and her world, and returns you wanting more...

Lyrics

EVEN IF

Written By: Josie Aiello / Jesse Tichenor

EVEN IF
Aiello / Tichenor

Remember how we always talked for hours
Remember how we couldn’t wait to touch
Remember how we didn’t weigh and measure every word
And all the little things they meant so much

Even If the sun don’t ever shine
Even If I can’t turn back the time
I’m always gonna be there by your side
Like the raging ocean and its’ tide
Even If the careless words we’ve said
Never get erased from my head
Even If the sky never turns blue
I’ll still be lovin’ you…

You gave me your wings so I could fly again
But the clouds came and darkened up our sky
Oh love can be, sweet misery,
But my heart ain’t a fool, it recognized

Even If the sun don’t ever shine
Even If I can’t turn back the time
I’m always gonna be there by your side
Like the raging ocean and its’ tide
Even If the careless words we’ve said
Never get erased from my head
Even If the sky never turns blue
I’ll still be lovin’ you…

I feel lost, I feel numb, from all the stupid things I’ve done
But I can’t give up and I can’t let go
Bittersweet melodies is what our love has been for me
But I can’t breathe with anyone but you…

Discography

Lady J Entertainment
"Where I Am"
2007 CD Release

Radio promo currently being set up

Set List

45 min - 60 minute set
10 songs:

My Way
Myself
Betta With You
Where I Am
Venom
Puerto Rican Boy
Stop Lovin' You
Even If
Rebel Music
Can This Be Love