Genres:Kids/Quirky, Easy Listening, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Promo Music, Specialty - Polka, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Rock - Vintage Rock/Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - New Wave, 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 to the brilliance of Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Jeff Buckley, Dave Matthews, Persephone’s Bees & Lifehouse.
Joi Veer’s newest CD is a collection of 15 of his most adventurous instrumental tracks called “UNDERTONES” which range from guitar-driven alternative pop and modern rock to orchestral pop to 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,” Bravo’s “Flipping out,” Speed Channel’s “Ticket To Ride,” and the Disney Channel.
Joi’s previous CD “UNSUNG,” is also a collection of 15 diverse instrumental tracks which vary from children’s to fun quirky to vintage nostalgia to 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. He teamed up with renowned producer, Armand John Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, Six Pence None The Richer, 10,000 Maniacs) who helped craft these recordings. In addition, Chuck Burgi, an accomplished drummer (Hall & Oates, Movin’ Out) produced 2 tracks.
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), as well as 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. A splash of “world beat” flavor complements the ever-present electric and acoustic guitars.
The human experience is his most fascinating palette. The interaction and perspective of people are the substance of his lyrics which are woven through the fabric of infectious melodies. Whether a simple statement of emotion or a testimonial to Joi’s life experiences, the result is a brutally honest song written and delivered with conviction as an extension of himself. Joi constantly dares and re-defines his artistic license. His songs are conceptually, lyrically and musically engaging in their dynamics.