KJ, a.k.a Trixie
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KJ, a.k.a Trixie

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May
30
KJ, a.k.a Trixie @ Private Party

Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, USA

Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, USA

May
30
KJ, a.k.a Trixie @ Lazy Dog Cafe

Minersville, Pennsylvania, USA

Minersville, Pennsylvania, USA

May
17
KJ, a.k.a Trixie @ T.C. Riley's

Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA

Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA

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Her CD "Faith Heals" was released in 1995. She's written more material since then which remains unreleased.

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While teaching herself to play the guitar as a teen in the late 1980's, KJ was somehow given the nickname "Trixie", although she still has no idea why. This will probably remain a mystery forever, and she still is known as Trixie today.
In 1990, Trixie joined her first working band, "Keep Left", a classic rock/blues quartet based in Hazleton, PA.
In 1992, she formed an all-girl band called "Strange Fire". Its members were Angie Capone, who is now a favorite on the Myrtle Beach music scene, Michele Bennek, and Carol regan, a well-known singer/songwriter from Delaware.
In 1993, she teamed up with Carol to form the duo "Rhyme & Reason". The duo became well-known for its superb musicianship and excellent vocal harmonies. Carol and Trixie performed together for 8 years, during which both also performed solo and in other collaborations, including a few Strange Fire incarnations.
In 1998, trixie formed another all-girl band, a trio called "Formerly The Herb Garden", with singers/songwriters Shirl Harris and Jackie Evans.
In 1999, Trixie formed yet another all-girl band, "Boo-Boo Kitty". this was a hard-edged alternative band featuring drummer Karrie Collins, Beth Conage on bass, and Carrie Rappaport on lead vocals. Boo-Boo Kitty was fast and furious, and in 2000 the band literally split in half, Conage and Rappaport going one way, Collins and Trixie heading another.
By the end of 2000, Trixie and Karrie Collins were performing in the "Rocket 88's", an oldies show band from Pottsville, PA, led by Karrie's father, Eddie Collins. Trixie performed on guitars, bass, keyboard and vocals in the group, and was spotlighted on lead vocals for a variety of 60's girl-group and 70's rock tunes. Trixie left the Rocket 88's in December of 2003 and performed solo as KJ through 2004.
In 2005, KJ joined "Groove Train", a retro-dance band based in Pittston, PA. Groove Train's style was steeped in 70's disco and 80's dance-rock. Powered by some of the best musicians in the area, as well as the stunning vocal harmonies of KJ and Rebecca Santoro, Groove Train became one of PA's best dance bands ever. KJ left Groove Train in October of 2006, and the other members soon departed as well, in pursuit of other projects.
Currently, KJ is focusing on solo work, teaching guitar lessons and performing with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton based classic rock band "Category 5". She's influenced by anything musical in all styles, but credits Heart and the Indigo Girls as her biggest influences. Performing solo allows her to create something from these influences that is entirely her own, in her own unique style.