Joni in Kensington Market, Toronto following her gig at the Supermarket during Indie Week Canada 2015
High-energy, lovingly crafted indie folk/pop from award-winning songwriter and classically trained multi-instrumentalist.
Joni's first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.
Featured as an 'inspirational teenager' by The Independent and 'one to watch' by PRS for Music, Joni is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins' Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the Make it Break it Songwriting Contest, judged by Chris Martin and awarded by Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
Joni's 4-track EP, 'Letters From The West Coast' was released in May 2015. Recorded at The Cottage Studio, on the banks of Loch Fyne and at home on the West Coast of Lancashire.
But for the complete Joni experience, catch one of Joni's high-energy, instrument swapping solo performances, combining sublime musicianship with groundbreaking looping techniques to build a wall of sound live on stage.
Following Joni's success as the only solo artist to reach the Indie Week Europe final showcase in Summer 2015, Joni took her unique live show to Toronto for Indie Week Canada in October 2015. The transatlantic debut included performances at the Indie Week Canada VIP Launch party (The Burroughes), followed by a busy schedule of gigs including The Free Times Café, The Hideout, The Supermarket, and the UK Showcase at The Rivoli.
Joni continues to write, record and perform live extensively.
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December 2015 19th Dec 2015 The Waterloo: Blackpool
November 2015 28 Nov 2015 Greenpeace Winter Wonderland - The Waterloo (Blackpool) (4.30pm) 18 Nov 2015 Live at The Oak: Lancaster University (8pm) 14 Nov 2015 Silantro: St. Annes 7th Nov 2015 BBC Radio Lancashire Live Broadcast: Light Up Lancaster
October 2015 17 Oct 2015 The Rivoli: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 17 Oct 2015 The Supermarket: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 16 Oct 2015 The Hideout: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 15 Oct 2015 Free Times Cafe: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 13 Oct 2015 The Burroughes: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 09 Oct 2015 Nice Bar: Lancaster Music Festival 04 Oct 2015 The Waterloo : Blackpool Music Festival
September 2015 13 Sep 2015 Bowfest: Whisky Stage 12 Sep 2015 Bowfest: Main Stage 7 Sep 2015 Magic Orchard Festival: Cumbria August 2015 30 Aug 2015 Great British R&B Festival: Victorian Theatre 30 Aug 2015 Great British R&B Festival: Acoustic Stage 28 Aug 2015 Greenbelt Festival: Kettering 15 Aug 2015 The Links: St Annes 08 Aug 2015 The Eagle: Arundel
July 2015 24 Jul 2015 St Annes Arts Festival: St Annes Library 18 Jul 2015 St Johns: Lancaster
June 2015 21 Jun 2015 Fylde Rock & Roots Festival 18 Jun 2015 Fylde Rock & Roots Festival 14 Jun 2015 Fynefest: Acoustic Stage 13 Jun 2015 Fynefest: Main Stage
May 2015 28 May 2015 Indie Week Europe: Manchester 30 May 2015 Indie Week Europe: Manchester 24 May 2015 Mofest: Montrose 23 May 2015 Mofest: Montrose 21 May 2015 BBC Radio Lancashire: Live session
April 2015 30 Apr 2015 The Ferret, Preston: Ones to Watch 23 Apr 2015 Songs for Survivors: The Ferret, Preston 06 Apr 2015 Leaf Tea Shop: Liverpool
March 2015 27 Mar 2015 Threshold Festival: Liverpool 20 Mar 2015 The Wellington Hotel: Preston
February 2015 17 Feb 2015 Ronnie Scott's Bar: London 14 Feb 2015 The Ferret, Preston: BBC Introducing live recording 10 Feb 2015 BBC Radio Lancashire: Live session
January 2015 24 Jan 2015 BBC Introducing in Lancashire: Radio interview 10 Jan 2015 Silantro: St Annes