Influences: Janis Ian, Joan Baez, Carole King, John Denver, Bob Dylan. Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin
I am a singer-song writer from Johannesburg South Africa. I have been writing songs since the beginning of 2013. This is my third FAWM. (Gosh time flies!)
I have a trip to Egypt scheduled slap bang in the middle of FAWM this year but may take my laptop and USB mic and see what happens.
If there are any Band in a box users out there that may be interested, I recently launched a course called “First song With Band in a box”. The link is here https://www.joannecooper.co.za/online...
|#1||Diamond Blue Eyes||
|#2||The eye of the storm @arthurrossi||
|#3||The Same Old Clouds||
|#4||Hey Hey What do You Say||
|#5||Love Song Sings @kahlo2013||
|#6||He's Taken Tomorrow||
|#7||Ah Ha Moment @kahlo2013||
|#8||I Would Have @kahlo2013||
|#9||Nobody knows the Drummer @oneslowtyper||
|#10||One Piece @oneslowtyper||
|#11||The Day You Went Away||
|#12||Nothing stays the same @kahlo2013||
|#13||Smokey Mountain Spring @kahlo2013||
|#14||Be Bold @kahlo2013||
Haven't forgotten you. Been busy with a translation project. Hopefully, things will wind down a bit next week.
Thank you for your kind words. I had a great time working on "Join Me In Death". Arthur writes great lyrics, as soon as I read them I knew I needed to work on this song.
"Quilted Heart" ended up being a much different song than I intended but where it took me was much better than I what I was planning for the song.
I am up to my ears in a long translation at the moment. But when the tide of words goes down a bit I will drop you a line and talk about that vocal overdub of your song.
Thanks! I’m reading the manual now... do you use RealBand much?
Tonight I went to an open mike night locally and the guy who runs it asked me if i could help him sing the chorus on this song he often does with a female partner who can hit the high notes. I said, if it is in your repertoire, I probably can. (Because they tend to play the same 20 songs week after week 😀 ). Unbelievably, it turned out to be a song I always thought was called "I don't want to fall in love". I had no idea what the real title was, nor that it was by CI until after the song finished when I asked him: "Who is that by?" Imagine my jaw dropping when he said "It's by Chris Isaac. It's called "Wicked Game". My jaw dropped even further when I got home and read your message suggesting I give that exact song a listen 😀
"Tis fate I tell thee, Starbuck." - Ahab in "Moby Dick" 😀
Will be in touch via email pronto.
Heyyyyy JayCoop! Congrats on the win! Will be popping past in the next few days to give ears.
Love love love ❤️❤️❤️
Your music is such a beautiful gift
I am forever grateful for your generosity and awed by your craftsmanship and talent!
You're very welcome to use "One Piece". Those are the challenges I absolutely love, when you're given a bunch of random words and create something that is anything but random. I'm looking forward to hearing your voice once again!
Thank you so much for the song and your kind words, Joanne. I don't know if you also participate in the 50/90 site, which is a summer version of FAWM, with all the same people. Anyway, I have what I think is a greater variety of my lyrics there, and a link in my bio. Not sure if you have to be a member for the link to work. I also subscribed to your youtube channel... quite nice, I must say!
Hi Joanne, thank you so much for browsing my lyrics. After hearing your beautiful vocals, I would be honored that you would want to bring my words to life! Feel free to pick from the bunch, and you're welcome to make any changes if you feel the need.
Go for it! 😊👍🏼
Go for it! 😊👍🏼
Ah ha!! I love it Jo!!!! The chorus is perfect!
Thanks and you know you can grab anything open although admittedly my board is a bit of a mess
Of course! Yes, pleas
I’ve been watching your biab videos on YouTube the last two days. Thanks for these!
Jo! Thank you! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so grateful for the music you have brought to my words and into my life!
I just changed good to free I'm V2 1 I think it sounds better and conveys more for dreams
YES of course!!!
Thank you so much and keep up the good work !
Thank you for your nice comment on my song.
Hi Joanne, I'll get you some lyrics by the end of today, I hope. That could be early tomorrow your time.
Thanks for your comment on Here We Go Again.
Thank you for feedback on "what are you doing right now"
Dear Joanne! I noticed only now you put music to "Eye of the Strom" - and in such a beautiful way! I love the melody and the chorus is awesome and memrable... And your singing is the icing on the cake... Thank you so much! May I ask you for a favor? Could you be so kind and send me the MP3 on my email address, which is
? Thanks so much again!
Thanks for your nice comments, I'' Scottish but lived in Benoni for twelve years. I enjoyed your song too, I'm a huge Joan Baez fan.
Hey Joanne! Thanks so much for your kind words and for being willing to give it a try 😀
Congrats on being included in the top 40 contributors for the 2017 User Showcase Awards on the PG Music forums.
Yo Coop. Here we go again.
Hey Joanne, it's Samuel Davis from the PG Music forums. Glad I found you on here. I look forward to seeing what your FAWMing brings.
BTW, your SoundCloud link is busted: the profile form wants just the account ID, not the full URL.
Hi Joanne. Let's get together on a song again this year.
Hi Joanne! I am very happy to see you back in FAWM! I wish you a gorgeous and prolific month!
Welcome back to the FAWMily, Joanne!!! I anxiously await hearing your new music and hope I may entice you with some lyrics!