Two girls. Two opposite worlds. Two musical storytellers colliding.
Jocelyn Alice grew up in the world of music competitions—from small town fairs all the way to becoming runner up on Canada’s Pop Stars when she was sixteen. Lisa Jacobs grew up playing bass in her family band, at church, festivals and in smoke-filled bars. Although they developed as musicians in different worlds, their love, need and desire to tell a story through music was the same.
Jocelyn is a heartbreak hero. Her unique voice, fierce with passion, yet fragile with emotion, frees a story where all who listen are changed. After landing a publishing deal, her songs played on the hit shows One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars. Studio producers, Russell Broom and Mitch Lee, hired Jocelyn as a session vocalist to record songs for the hit movie Dear Santa, as well as for nation-wide commercials. She also recently shared the stage with Mos Def.
Individually, jocelyn & lisa developed solid careers in the music industry but in 2011, they decided to collaborate. Within months, a growing fan base requested more. December 2012 marked the release of “Weary Warrior“, which charted #2 and #5 on CJSW Radio and they were featured artists on CBC Radio, CTV, Shaw TV, Global TV and City TV. Debut single “Preach“ was selected for The Beatdrop Remix Competition (SoundCloud, Ableton and Red Bull). The Calgary Herald, The Calgary Metro, Avenue Magazine, SoundCloud and various blogs and websites have written numerous articles on this uniquely talented duo.
In addition to playing live shows, they were featured in the “Crave“ documentary by LA filmmaker and best-selling novelist, Erwin McManus. “Open Wide” from this album is featured in the documentary, “1000 Days” by award-winning director, Jeth Weinrich (Jann Arden, Chantal Kreviazuk, 54-40), who has also produced a music video for the song. In April 2013, jocelyn & lisa were featured in the “Right Here“ Destination Calgary video (a commercial promoting Calgary around the world).
Recent performance highlights include the TransCanada Alberta Music Series and live concert rotation on Shaw TV for the Stampede Sessions.
The music they create embodies the ongoing parallels in their lives – much light/much darkness, much love/much hurt, abundant mistakes/extravagant grace, desperate brokenness/undeniable strength. Songwriting, storytelling and passionate performance are packaged into a unique sound-blend of pop, soul, reggae and funk. jocelyn & lisa have an undeniable chemistry that permeates the music and penetrates the listener.