Who is Janice B., and what is “eclectic soul”?
It’s Evanescence meets. Sarah McLaughlin meets Sade.” Janice B. adds, “That is what is most important to me – writing songs. I hate lyrics that mean nothing.”
Janice B. was the first singer signed to Stinkiface Music, and she created a beautifully expressive, uniquely musical and lyrical, emotion-filled EP project entitled “Watch Me Fly”, released in September 2009. The project was well received, and Janice B. moved forward to record a full length CD project (thanks in part to a successful Kickstarter campaign), the 17-track "My Life". "My Life" not only showcases Janice's singing and songwriting talents, it also allowed Janice to work with other talented artists in the DMV like Sahffi, Ama Chandra, Queen Earth and Native Son of The 5th L. Janice B. sums it up this way -- “There's always gonna be a little of my soul in everything I create. ‘Music with soul’ is my mantra.”
Born in Washington, D.C. and growing up in Forest Heights, Maryland, Janice B. has been singing and writing since she was a small child. “Words have always intrigued me. Their meaning, how they work and flow together, how you can sometimes say a whole lot with just a few of them,” she explains. Janice began her professional music career with the band Intuition. After a fairly successful five year run, playing venues around the Maryland/D.C. area like The Columbia Arts Festival and The Hard Rock Café at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Intuition disbanded and Janice continued as a solo performer. A chance meeting with MoRece on MySpace and an opportunity to work with him as a sound engineer on a project led them to discover their unusually strong creative chemistry.