Michele Jusko
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Michele Jusko

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Trance Fury Radio"

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Artist: Michele Jusko
Track Title: Free Free
Track Genre: Chill, Pop
Label: None
Website: www.michelejusko.com
Feature Timeframe: Jan 1st – Jan 31st, 2009
Bio:Michele Jusko's passion for singing and songwriting started at the ripe old age of seven, in a little apartment in Queens, New York, when she wrote her first original song "Another Peanut Butter Love
Song." Michele’s adoration for peanut butter was poetically expressed in her first song. It's as if another John Lennon or Joni Mitchell was born. Today, Michele's love for music is just as strong, however, her songwriting inspiration has ventured a little past her peanut butter obsession. Her debut
album "The Great Unknown" (released early November 2008)
is a unique collection of soulful, Pop/Rock & Adult Album Alternative, songs withunforgettable, catchy melodies and thought provoking lyrics. Her songwriting reaches deep and engages listeners from
all walks of life.
Production: 5.0 out of 5 stars
The production is pretty solid on this track.
Good choice of rhythm and sounds. The instruments flow together and there isn't anything that seems out of place in this track.
It was clearly mastered well.
Overall Mix: 4.5 out of 5 stars
The levels sound great and Michele's backing vocals mix well with the lead track. I really
perk up with the mellow piano and acoustic guitar. I think the EQ is spot on with those instruments. There is an effective use of
panning of sounds as well.
Review: With shades of Zero 7 or Sneaker Pimps, Michele Jusko's track “Free Free” crosses multiple genres. Though she classifies herself as Pop, she clearly has a knack for
the “electronica/chill” genre of electronic music.
When I first heard the track I felt it did what it was supposed to do, make you feel truly “Free Free”. The track starts off with some great mellow strings and a Rhodes type piano which sets the mood
for the treat you're in for.
Mixing in smooth vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar, the track begins to reel you in. It's no wonder she's already been featured in several TV & Film placements.
The song is simple and to the point and can't go wrong with feeling “Free”. The beat is solid and tight which lends itself to the background harmonies. Uplifting tracks like this are easy to become addicted to.
Her vocals compliment this track in
particular and the added backing
harmonies really bring out the
aforementioned “chill” genre.
We look forward to hearing more from Michele Jusko and I'd personally like to see her experiment more with this type of
track. It might very well open up another avenue of her excellent songwriting skills.
Originality: 4.0 out of 5 stars
I can't say the song is entirely original but the mere fact that Michele adds her own flair to the
music makes it unique in it's own right. And just because a track may be similar to others doesn't mean it's of poor quality or not
Marketability: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Well this is an easy one, her music has already been marketed so we know that she's done a great job doing that. This track in particular is
easily “single release” material.
About the Reviewer:
Matt “Trance” Fury is a fellow songwriter, producer who's had successful releases in the
Electronica/Chill/Trance genres. Trance Fury has been writing and producing music for over 10 years and has hosted the podcast “On the Rocks” which features new, up and
coming independent musicians within the electronic genres. Trance Fury also runs an Internet radio station dedicated to promoting independent music. - Matt

"Clear Channel New! Music (Staff Pick)"

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Like so many singer/songwriters before her, Michele Jusko left New York to pursue her musical dreams in LA Unlike the many who came
before her, she has actually dreamed herself into a blossoming musical career. Her song "Beautiful Neurosis" was recently featured on the CBS TV show "Shark," and was also a finalist for the 2006 American Idol Underground contest. In addition, her ballad "Walk Away" was a runner-up in the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and was featured in the indie film "Vacuuming The Cat" starring Barbara Hershey. We recently touched base with Jusko who is in the studio putting the finishing touches on her debut album, the follow up to her EP "Beautiful Neurosis". The Title Track has gotten over 83,000 plays on the New! Adult chart.

2417: Who is your biggest influence?

Michele Jusko: Fleetwood Mac and Sarah McLachlan.

2417: What one word best describes your music? M.J.: Soulful.

2417: What was the first concert you saw? M.J.: Peter Gabriel.

2417: Where did you first perform?

M.J.: Genghis Cohen - Los Angeles, CA.

2417: Where would you most like to perform? M.J.: Hollywood Bowl.

2417: What is the best album ever? M.J.: The Beatles, 1967-1970.

2417: Beatles or The Stones? M.J.: The Beatles.

2417: MySpace or Facebook? M.J.: MySpace.

- Clear Channel - 24 - 7


EP (CD) - Beautiful Neurosis

Debut Full length CD - The Great Unknown

I Like You (Inside Out) - Single

Wake Up Call (Acoustic) - Single



There's an interesting story behind Michele Jusko’s inspiration to pursue her love of music as a career. Michele was adopted as a baby and her adoptive parents are wonderful people but don't have a musical bone in their bodies. Michele wasn't really exposed to music very much growing up. Several years ago, Michele found her birth mother and discovered music was definitely in her DNA. Her mom was a singer, her biological father was a pianist and bass player and graduated from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and her maternal grandfather was a percussionist for the Boston Symphony for more than 20 years.

Michele's debut album “The Great Unknown” has received acclaim by both fans and industry people. Michele’s had her songs featured in TV shows such as: "The Lying Game" on ABC Family, "Shark" starring James Woods on CBS, "Charmed" (currently airing on TNT & WE), and the MTV shows: "Blonde Charity Mafia," "Teen Mom 2," "16 & Pregnant" and "The Real World: New Orleans." She also was a "Staff Pick" for Clear Channel New Music and her songs were finalists in both the John Lennon Song Contest & The Billboard World Song Contest.