Photo by: Jon Gregory
Official press release:
Best known as the lead vocalist of the all-female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner‘s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge Of A Broken Heart” and “Cryin'”, and found the band opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, KISS, and Bon Jovi.
Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (having worked with Staind, Collective Soul, and Tyketto), Gardner has ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin have penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious hooks, and inspired lyrics that merge hard rock influences from the last four decades.
A sample teaser was put up on YouTube and literally exploded overnight. This quickly landed a deal with Pavement Entertainment. Early feedback on the album has stated that:
“Janet‘s voice is just as dynamic and powerful as it was back in 1988. Rock fans are going to be blown away by this solo album.”
The full-length self-titled debut will be released August 18, 2017, worldwide via Pavement Entertainment in conjunction with Pavement‘s cohorts Eternal Sound Records for Europe.