Hazel Jade Rogers Lead Vocals
Keira Kenworthy Bass/Vocals
Shelley Walker Lead Guitar/ Vocals
Ellie Daymond Drums
Exploding onto the international music scene in early 2015 with the acclaimed Planet Rock radio singles ‘Live Rock ’n’ Roll, ‘White Trash’ and play listed favourite ‘Seeds of Summer,’ JOANovARC’s status as the new ‘Queens of Rock’ rose even higher with their debut album, Ride Of Your Life released on 9th November 2016. The album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios and produced by Grammy winning producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters).
JOANovARC’s self-titled second album brings together a number of the band’s live favourites, including the most recent single ‘Jane’ (which won Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Track of the Week’) and Spotify hit ‘Say Sayonara’ which achieved over 440,000 streams and featured on the Rock Running album.
The band is a global phenomenon with electrifying performances on tour in Europe, Japan, The Middle East, Caribbean and the USA supporting ‘Huntress’ at The Viper Rooms in Hollywood, Los Angeles. JOANovARC were nominated for the ‘Angels of Rock’ Hard Rock Hell Award in 2017 alongside legends Girlschool & Rock Goddess.
The band was initially formed in 2004 with original line up sisters Sam and Shelley Walker, and Deborah Wildish joining later the same year. After five years as a trio, Laura Ozholl completed the line-up in 2009. In 2019 the line-up changed once more with lead vocalist Hazel Jade Rogers, Ellie Daymond on drums and Keira Kenworthy on bass continuing JOANovARC’s reputation for exceptional musicianship, longevity, song writing and unrelenting hard work.
The new line up have a fantastic set of festivals booked for 2022 and started the year off with the Great British Rock & Blues Festival main stage performance after winning the Introducing Stage back in January 2020. Joanovarc performed on the main stage at ‘Rocking the Bowl’ and toured with ‘Vega’ in October 2021. They travelled up and down the country from London to Inverness.
The band are currently recording their 3rd studio album to be released in 2022.
Reviews for JoanovArc Album
“A great album – highly recommended” Planet Mosh
“Really well-crafted songs, this is a really good album” Metal Planet Music
“The music is emotive and is almost tactile in the way it surrounds you, and then embraces you. In this digital age with blast beats, samples and screams this is a little island of pureness that still looks forward rather than in the rear view mirror. Joanovarc may just have produced one of the best rock albums of 2019” Devolution Magazine.