The Joans
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The Joans

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band Pop Alternative


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We have a CD / Download coming this Spring 2009

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If You Want To See The Band Next Door, Go Next Door

The Joans don’t like to blend in with the crowd. The moment you get your first glimpse of The Joans, you know that this time, it’s going to be different. The Joans wouldn’t be caught dead in ripped jeans and a tee-shirt. The Joans don’t mind if you stare at them, as long as you start to dance as well. The Joans want to be the life of the party because they understand that when people go out to a club to hear a band they want more than music. The Joans entertain.

The mission of The Joans is simple; give legendary Hollywood star, Joan Crawford, the rock and roll voice she deserves. The spirit of Joan Crawford is so overwhelmingly powerful it takes the bodies of one man and one woman to contain it. The Joans want to make others aware of the groundbreaking over the top persona that was and is Joan Crawford by embodying her unique spirit through a musical recipe of one part new wave pop, a dash of garage rock, a generous helping of camp, and a pinch of theatrics topped off with original songs. Served hot, it pleases any crowd hungry for something out of the ordinary.

Chicago has given The Joans an enthusiastic welcome. The Joans press ranges from the Chicago Tribune to the cover of Nightspots magazine. The Joans have appeared at The Flesh Hungry Dog Show at Jackhammer Chicago resulting in their largest audiences ever, The Spot, Ronny’s, The Note, CAKE Chicago at the Red Line Tap, The Empty Bottle, The Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI headlining their New Years Eve gala, The Music Box Theatre, the TPAN Aware Affair benefit gala, Mary’s Attic, Milwaukee Pridefest 2008, and Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco.

Formed in April 2007, The Joans is the brainchild of David Cerda, Chicago playwright and Artistic Director of Hell in a Handbag Productions. ‘The idea came to me a couple of years ago but I’ve always been too busy to execute the idea’, said Cerda. In the words of Joan Crawford , ‘You don’t find the time, you make the time’, so The Joans became a reality on April 24, 2007 as part of the entertainment for an annual Hell in a Handbag benefit. The band’s influences include Blondie, The B-52s, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Joan Jett.