JEANNIE HOLLIDAY BAND
URBAN - Funk
Jeannie Holliday born in Chicago and raised in Milwaukee has captured audiences world wide. She has sang at a myriad of church revivals from Chicago to Florida, California and New York. She has also sang in France and Italy. Traveling the world to sing her heart out to legions of awestruck fans, Jeannie has for the likes of Isaac Hayes, Barry White, Shirley Brown, Millie Jackson and none other than blues legend, B.B. King.
She has played at numerous festival throughout the nation such as the famous Chicago Blues Festival, Milwaukee's Summer fest and numerous large blues festivals throughout the country. She has also has performed at various club venues throughout the Milwaukee, Chicago and L.A. area. Her drummer Caroline Seagull has played with artists such as Lou Pride, George Stancell with Alligator records and has toured throughout the United States, Japan and Korea.
Jeannie Holliday, who divides her time between Milwaukee, California and Chicago is in command of a stylistic palette ranging from a fluttery pop-jazz melisma to a soulful, blues- inflected wail. As she showed on her 2010 debut C.D. You Can’t Blame Me (on the Chicago- based Blast label ), she’s also deft at spicing up her phrasing with a shape- shifting, hip hop- influenced rhythmic dexterity. She roughens her sweet soprano musical melody to bite to offerings ling the signifying-score- settling “Betrayal” and “Hatin on Me” as well as “A Change Has Come,” a meditation on both the triumphs and responsibilities implied by Barack Obama’s historic victory in the 2008 presidential race. Jeannie’s overall sound may be closer to mainstream neo-soul/ pop than the grittier cadences and emotions of contemporary southern soul-blues, but her emotional honesty and blunt, sometimes confrontational lyric- storytelling place her firmly in the soul- blues mold.
Jeannie most recently performed at the famous Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where s