Sunday, 11 November 2018


Sam Walker (vocals/bass/rhythm guitar), Shelley Walker (lead guitar/backing vocals), Laura Ozholl (vocals/guitar/bass) and Debbie Wildish (drums) are JOANovARC, the exciting new girl Rock band from London, U.K.  Blasting onto the music scene with their first two singles "Live Rock n Roll" and "White Trash" they have been blaxing a trail around the globe with some electric live performances, supporting the likes of Slade, Adam Ant, Girlschool, Bonnie Tyler, Toto and Marillion.

Gil Norton, Grammy award winning producer of Foo Fighters took the reins for the girls' critically acclaimed debut album "Ride Of Your Life".  They have been named the new Queens of Rock, an esteemed title and judging by the band's rapid rise and the industry's praises, notably coming from Alice Cooper from Planet Rock Radio.  They have the looks and the hooks, the typical Rock riffs, throw in some powerful vocals, great musicianship and catchy melodies this is an act to better the girl Rock bands of the past by some way!

JOANovARC are also the first female band to appear in the XBOX game "Rockband" and even featured in a Chinese movie blockbuster called "Triumph In The Skies"! Melodic Rock at its best and I am sure these girls will go from strength to strength and be a force to be reckoned with by the currently male dominated Rock arena.  The girls are back with a bang!

The band have a lot of Rock influences, Joan Jett, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, AC/DC and more, listening to the album I hear these influences but a lot more.  of the singles "White Trash" reminds me of the pre-Pop/Rock of Heart while "Live Rock N Roll" surely has some Iron Maiden influence.  The lead vocal is pretty much like a Rock Olivia Newton-John ("Five Years" and "Running Away" while thete are some elements of The Bangles too especially on the song "Dragon In The Sky".  Love this band and I think there's a lot more to come as they evolve! They are currently on their "Girls Wanna Rock" tour.  The single "Girls Wanna Rock" is a charity single for Pink Ribbon Foundation helping people in the UK who are suffering from and have been affected by breast cancer.

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