Genres:Kids/Quirky, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Promo Music, Specialty - Polka, Rock - Vintage Rock/Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Silence and space will flurry into controlled mayhem like a whisper to a scream…
~ Joi Veer
Joi has many musical influences, from early favorites such as Graham Parker, Peter Gabriel, U2, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, Petula Clark, and James Taylor as well as Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Jeff Buckley, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, Persephone’s Bees, & Lifehouse.
Joi Veer’s new CD “PRESENT DAY” is a collection of 12 of his boldest and unique vocal tracks to date which feature guitar-driven alternative and modern rock as well as retro vintage flavored pop. Both lyrically and musically, he delves into new territories in songwriting, and executes them in the recordings via an installment of unusual paradigms and events. Released 3.3.2014, it’s already making its mark and has received rave reviews by premiere music libraries such as Jingle Punks, Freeplay Music, and Fliktrax.
Joi Veer’s previous CD is a collection of 15 of his most adventurous instrumental tracks called “UNDERTONES” which range from guitar-driven alternative pop and modern rock, orchestral pop, retro rock/funk/quirky gems, and fun TV themes. Placements include the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, WEtv’s “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” TLC’s ”The Lottery Changed My Life,” NBC’s “The Nate Berkus Show,” and Bravo’s “Flipping out.”
Joi’s CD “UNSUNG,” is his first instrumental collection and has 15 diverse tracks which vary from children’s, quirky, vintage, retro hip-hop to anthemic action rock tunes. Noteworthy placements include The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV’s “Exposed”& “The Real World,” “Access Hollywood,” Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes,” UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars,” “America’s Funniest Pets & People, and “Curious George.”
Joi’s follow-up CD, “PEARL DIVING” features 14 of his most dynamic songs that are naturals for dramatic film, reality television and sports events. Among the numerous music placements are ABC’s “Men In Trees,” “American Idol Rewind,” “Food Challenge,” “Biography,” and TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras.” These tracks were used extensively, along with many from the “UNSUNG” and “ON” collections, in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Also, his song “Lost” received airplay in the NY area. This time, he teamed up with producer, Armand John Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, Six Pence None The Richer, 10,000 Maniacs) who helped craft these recordings.
Joi Veer’s debut CD, “ON” features 12 of his heartfelt pop and rock songs. Chiming in on these tracks are drummers Steve Holley (McCartney & Wings, Joe Cocker), Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live, Shawn Colvin), and bassists Jeff Allen (Duncan Sheik) & Mark Egan (Joan Osborne, Marc Cohn). Among the many placements are A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels, FOX’s “America’s Most Wanted,” Animal Planet’s “That’s My Baby,” ESPN sports presentation Trophy Lalique, an A&E special, Evil Knievel’s Wild Ride, and on Lifetime Television’s “Beyond Chance” hosted by Melissa Etheridge. “ON” has been embraced by e-zines, receiving reviews from THEGLOBALMUSE.COM, MUSICIANSREALM.COM, IMPACTPRESS.COM and SCORE!ROCKS.COM. It has received airplay on college and commercial radio stations in the NY/NJ and Boston areas.
It is the song that drives this artist. Never bound by “formula,” Joi’s music explodes through his gravitation to the guitar as his main songwriting tool. His drumming background has given him a keen awareness of rhythm and percussion which bubbles beneath his signature vocals delivering waves of fluid melody. An occasional splash of “world beat” flavor complements the ever-present electric and acoustic guitars.
The human experience and condition are his most fascinating palettes. The interaction, perspective, and behavior of people are the substance of his lyrics which are woven through the fabric of infectious melodies. Whether simple statements of emotion or a testimonial to Joi’s life experiences, the result is an extension of himself through brutally honest written songs delivered with conviction. Joi constantly dares and re-defines his artistic license. His songs are conceptually, lyrically and musically engaging in their dynamics.