Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut from vulnerable to all-out venomous: siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock.
Jocelyn & Chris perform at venues and festivals coast to coast, backed by a killer band and non-stop, full-throttle stage presence. They create live shows that are unforgettable. Their recordings feature industry veterans including G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, Beau Sasser (Kung Fu,) Alvin Moody (Whitney Houston and Gavin Degraw), and numerous others. Following their debut full-length “Edges” and follow-up live album “30,000 Miles,” Jocelyn & Chris’s sophomore full-length “Go,” released to radio April 10th, debuted with Billboard’s #5 Most Added Single to AAA Radio in the US. “Go” also held the #2 position on The Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart for three consecutive months, supported by airplay on more than 200 stations nationwide.
Jocelyn, Chris and their band log performances across the country. Notable stops include The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, CMJ, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest*, The Birchmere in Alexandria, The Old Rock House in St. Louis, Gas Monkey in Dallas, Sierra Nevada Brewing in North Carolina, Uncle Bo’s in Topeka, Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME, Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, Harlows in Sacramento, Larimer Lounge and Lost Lake in Denver, Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, The Revelry Room in Chattanooga, The International in Knoxville, Rams Head in Annapolis, and numerous other top venues and events.
Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris have provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Delta Rae, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, the Gin Blossoms, Rick Derringer, Denis DeYoung, Sunny Sweeney, Here Come the Mummies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Pat McGee Band, and Shannon LaBrie.
“One couldn’t help but to just be amazed at her raw, Janis Joplin-inspired voice. Chris Arndt morphed from John Mayer to Eddie Van Halen to Jimi Hendrix and back again.” ~ Alex Phillips / The Daily Beacon
“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.” ~ New York Scene Report
“Their show was like walking into a theatre expecting a Disney classic and finding a Quentin Tarantino flick instead.” ~ New Haven Independent
“Put Simply, Jocelyn Arndt’s voice is the complete voice. She possesses incredible power, depth, tone, range, and control – a baffling set of skills.” -Music Connection
“His Joe Perry meets Tom Petty aura makes it very hard to resist. This sibling duo has the potential to become the music industry’s Next big Thing.” – Miguel Costa
“Imagine Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette paying homage to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. Jocelyn Arndt rocks.” ~ Poughkeepsie Journal
“This lady is a powerhouse and will blow you away – keep your eye on these two, folks.” ~ Lucy Out Loud
“The club doesn’t always get artists who play Sundance or share the stage with The Black Keys, Grace Potter, Gov’t Mule, and Robert Plant, but Jocelyn and Chris Arndt are the exception.” ~ Cambridge Day
“His guitar work echoes that of veterans like Stevie Ray Vaughan and even Joe Bonamassa. But it’s Jocelyn’s vocal ability that karate chops through the mix, grabs you by the throat, and slams you to the dojo floor.” -Rock and Blues Muse
“Think Bonnie Raitt channeled through Grace Potter with a visit from PJ Harvey. Jocelyn’s animated vocal delivery commands attention!” ~ NYS Music
She mixes Janis Joplin and Queen into a surprisingly modern sonic experience.” ~ Pop Dust
Hayley Jane combines Americana, soul and rock & roll with rich lyrical imagery that electrifies the heart. She leads her band, Hayley Jane & The Primates, through an infectious live experience filled with powerful vocal range, vibrant dance choreography and dramatic performance that captivates her devoted fanbase, and is now embarking on a solo tour.
Hailing from Boston MA, Hayley was the winner of the 2014 New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana Act Of The Year and has been performing at premier venues and festivals across the country. Hayley Jane has also established herself as a strong female presence in the national music scene and was recently featured in the RELIX “Women Who Rock” Issue.
Her band’s first full-length album, Gasoline, was engineered by Brian Wallace of Sublime and released in 2014. The album was recorded during a West Coast Tour that kicked off at the iconic Whisky a Go Go and ended with a Monday Night Football performance at Qualcomm Stadium.
Hayley Jane released her sophomore album “We’re Here Now” in the Fall of 2017. Produced by Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz, the album carries an energy and poetry that represents the best of American music.
The band has played a variety of music festivals including Gathering of The Vibes, Catskill Chill, FloydFest, Strange Creek, Wormtown, Camp Creek, Jerry Jam, Disc Jam, Great North, and many more. The band has shared bills with Dopapod, Perpetual Groove, The Nth Power, Zach Deputy, Pink Talking Fish, Dumpstaphunk and many more.
Hayley Jane and the Primates released their first EP entitled Color Me, in the spring of 2012, which was described as “brilliant, brave, innocent, tangled and cutting edge…genius” -Scarlet’s Picks
“Hayley Jane & The Primates are one of the most exciting and rapidly ascending bands touring the jamband circuit today. The band possesses a natural sense of fearlessness on stage, which is fueled by their unquestionable chemistry, and daring sense to explore musical parts unknown by pushing the envelope in a live setting.” Stu Kelley – Relix Magazine