Exploding onto the international music scene in early 2015 with the acclaimed Planet Rock radio singles ‘Live Rock ’n’ Roll, ‘White Trash’ and playlisted favourite ‘Seeds of summer’ JOANovARC’s status as the new ‘Queens of rock’ rose even higher with their debut album, Ride Of Your Life. Released on 9th November 2016 through Red Vixen Records/Universal, available through HMV stores UK and outlets around the world.
The album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield studios and produced by Grammy winning producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters).
JOANovARC’s self titled second album brings together new songs with a number of the band’s live favourites, including the most recent single ‘Jane’ Classic Rock magazine’s ‘Track of the week’. Spotify hit ‘Say Sayonara’ with over 350,000 streams and featured on the Rock running album and the XBOX 360 Rock band game.
Formed in 2004 with original line up sisters Sam and Shelley Walker, Deborah Wildish joined later the same year. After five years as a trio, Laura Ozholl completed this line-up in 2009. In 2019 the lineup changed once more with Ellie Daymond on drums and Keira Kenworthy on bass continuing JOANovARC’s reputation for exceptional musicianship, longevity, songwriting and unrelenting hard work.
The band is a global phenomenon from electrifying performances on tour in Europe, Japan, other parts of Asia, the Middle East, Caribbean and a tour in California USA with an electrifying performance supporting ‘Huntress’ at the famous Viper Rooms in Hollywood Sunset Blvd.
The band’s singles have been playlisted by radio stations Planet Rock (including by the legendary Alice Cooper) Hard Rock Hell radio and Total Rock, gaining rave reviews from the international rock music press, including Classic Rock magazine and Kerrang!
Joanovarc have been nominated for the ‘Angels of Rock’ Hard Rock Hell award 2017 alongside rock legends Girlschool and Rock Goddess. 2017 best song in the top 20 of the Hard Rock Hell radio charts. Planet Rock ‘Best new band’ award nomination 2018. Classic Rock Magazine ‘Track of the week’ with their new single ‘Jane’ and the JOANovARC album is out now with stunning reviews.
Their electrifying live shows, outstanding live reviews and a rapidly growing fan base have seen producer Gil Norton dub them ‘the new Queens of rock’, recognising their status as a truly powerful example of women in music The venues and festivals played by the band are almost too numerous to mention. In 2016 these have included the Camden Rock festival, Ireland Bike Festival, Harley Davidson Thunder in the Glens festival, WinterStorm, the Liverpool Empire, many iconic London venues and with numerous performances at Hard Rock Hell and Planet Rock Festivals supporting major international rock acts.
JOANovARC have performed at many major events, including biker festivals in Austria, France, Croatia, Italy, Slovakia and the UK; a wide range of UK festivals and have even found time to feature at the five star-rated One Night Of Rock theatre shows in the UK. The list of ‘name’ artists that the band has supported is similarly impressive, including Skindred, Huntress, Wizzard, Adam Ant, Bad Company, Beth Hart, Bonnie Tyler, Deborah Bonham, Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Girlschool, Marillion, Never the Bride, Skid row, Slade, Tenors of Rock, Toploader and Toto.
They have recently worked with Adam Barron (The Voice) and were invited to play at the wedding of Bad Company’s Dave Colwell. In 2014 they recorded Wild One with John Altman (aka EastEnders’ Nick Cotton), a Christmas cover of the song made famous by Iggy Pop.