Joni in Kensington Market, Toronto following her gig at the Supermarket during Indie Week Canada 2015
LATEST NEWS... September 2016: 'Comfortable' currently being played on BBC Introducing and across the national BBC Local Radio network on the Mark Forrest show!
Lovingly crafted indie folk/pop, with high energy, instrument swapping and live-looping performances.
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 across 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 the Geneva-based Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the ‘Make it Break it’ song writing contest, awarded by Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
May 2015 saw Joni become the only solo artist to reach the Indie Week Europe final showcase in Manchester, leading to an invitation to travel to Toronto in October to represent the UK at Indie Week Canada with her unique live show.
Joni's 4-track EP, 'Letters from the West Coast' was also released in 2015. Written, recorded and produced by Joni at The Cottage Studio, on the banks of Loch Fyne and at home on the West Coast of Lancashire, it captures the creative energy and sublime musicianship of an exciting young artist.
But for the complete experience, catch one of Joni's distinctive solo performances, where seamless instrument swapping and groundbreaking looping techniques combine to build a wall of sound live on stage.
2016 sees Joni in growing demand as a strings arranger, session musician and collaborative songwriter, as well as an artist and live performer in her own right.
Please take a look around the site for more information on upcoming gigs, latest news and links to social media.
June 2016 3 BBC Music Day, BBC Radio Lancashire (The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster) 4 The Waterloo, Blackpool 10 FyneFest, Argyll (Tap Stage) |MORE INFO 11 FyneFest, Argyll (Main Stage) | MORE INFO 18 Another Fine Festival, Amigos Courtyard, Ulverston | MORE INFO
July 2016 9 Claremont Gala, Blackpool | MORE INFO 30 The Wheatsheaf, Chetwynd Aston| MORE INFO 31 St Annes International Kite Festival, St Annes (4.45pm)
August 2016 6 The Drawing Room, Chesham | MORE INFO 14Banchory Festival, Banchory | MORE INFO 20 Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry | MORE INFO 26 Schtumm Live at The Queens Head, Box | MORE INFO
September 2016 4 Fleetwood Folk and Blues festival, The North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood | MORE INFO 9 The Fishpond, Matlock Bath | MORE INFO October 2016 1 St Annes Folk Club, St Annes | MORE INFO 8 Big Blues Festival – The Atkinson Theatre, Southport | MORE INFO 30 Chapel Arts Centre, Bath | MORE INFO
January 2017 28 Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh | MORE INFO
Looking back: 2015
January 10 Silantro: St Annes 24 BBC Introducing in Lancashire: Radio interview February 10 BBC Radio Lancashire: Live session 14 The Ferret, Preston: BBC Introducing live recording 17 Ronnie Scott's Bar: London
March 20 The Wellington Hotel: Preston 27 Threshold Festival: Liverpool
April 06 Leaf Tea Shop: Liverpool 23 Songs for Survivors: The Ferret, Preston 30 The Ferret, Preston: Ones to Watch
May 21 BBC Radio Lancashire: Live session 23 Mofest: Montrose 24 Mofest: Montrose 28 Indie Week Europe: Manchester 30 Indie Week Europe: Manchester
June 13 Fynefest: Main Stage 14 Fynefest: Acoustic Stage 18 Fylde Rock & Roots Festival 21 Fylde Rock & Roots Festival
July 18 St Johns: Lancaster 24 St Annes Arts Festival: St Annes Library
August 08 The Eagle: Arundel 15 The Links: St Annes 28 Greenbelt Festival: Kettering 30 Great British R&B Festival
September 7 Magic Orchard Festival: Cumbria 12 Bowfest: Main Stage 13 Bowfest: Whisky Stage
October 13 The Burroughes: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 15 Free Times Cafe: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 16 The Hideout: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 17 The Rivoli: Toronto - Indie Week Canada 17 The Supermarket: Toronto - Indie Week Canada
November 4 The Waterloo : Blackpool Music Festival 7 BBC Radio Lancashire Live Broadcast: Light Up Lancaster 9 Nice Bar: Lancaster Music Festival 14 Silantro: St. Annes 18 Live at The Oak: Lancaster University 28 Greenpeace Winter Wonderland - The Waterloo December 19 The Waterloo: Blackpool