jenusellis
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Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion.

ABOUT

Cowboy Thing is one of my favorite songs from a studio project I did for my friend, John Prior, and his band The Prior Bros Band. He wrote all the songs and gave me basic melodies. I built out all lead and backup vocals.

Chain of Fools is from my time with Seven Soul. This is one of my lead songs with the other 2 gals singing backup. It was recorded in our first and only take.
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There's not a whole lot of music I don't like and haven't sung at one point or other. If you're looking for fiery natural redhead who loves damn near all of it, can sing damn near most of it, and is carrying extra junk in the trunk, I'm you're girl.

A degree in theatre, as well as improv training and some directing experience, has helped hone my stage presence and give me a focus on ensemble and the bigger picture. I was blessed with some natural talent that I nurtured with lessons before and during college and then filled out afterwards with some life lessons. I spent 2000-2008 playing with The Express Band in Minneapolis and recorded the CD of originals written by John Prior. Since moving back home to Chicago, I've sung with multiple bands including No Big Deal, Sorry Charley, and Seven Soul. I was a founding member of Seven Soul and was instrumental in building the arrangements of many of our biggest harmony numbers. I also ave had the opportunity to sing at some Chicago's finest venues, including The Cubby Bear, Abbey Pub, and the Hard Rock Cafe.

Harmonies, leads... whatever. I really love singing harmonies and am usually quick to pick them up and create them on the fly. I take direction pretty well and have a fairly wide vocal range and enjoy studio and session work.

Let me know what you have going and let's see if we can collaborate.
I live in Chicago city proper. If you are looking for a vocalist for a covers band & want me to rehearse & gig in the far burbs, please understand I need it to be worth my while.

Bandmix profile name is my real name. I am easy to find online and if my insanely nerdy side project makes you laugh we'll probably get along great.

Screen name:
jenusellis
Member since:
Jan 22 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Joan Osborne, Bree Sharp, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt, Jonny Lang, Lavay Smith, Linda Rondstat, Stevie Nicks - I love original unique voices that wail with emotion.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Wireless Mic Rig - 3 Shure SLX4 Wireless w/ SM58's

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Seven Soul will be opening for Mr. Blotto at Cairo Bar in West Chicago.
We go on at 9pm.

Our 1 year anniversary at the Hard Rock Cafe with Bluefish Fellows and Girls Night Out.

Our first time at Fitz's! Come on out!

We're back at the Cubby Bear!

Come check out this awesome space in Berwyn! Beautiful stage, great beer selection. :)

We're rockin' the Abbey Pub with Sweet Diezel Jenkins.

Let's party on one of the biggest stages in the burbs!

Halloween part two! This time in the burbs. :)

Just in time for Halloween!

Tickets: http://www.battlemaniachicago.com/sevensoul.html
We go on at 10:45pm

No cover.
8pm-9pm - Hard Rock Fossils open for us.