Army of Jennys
Jenny Galt has a striking presence. She's the rocker-looking girl next door with the naturally blonde hair, long legs, and cool blues eyes. She has a natural sexiness that comes effortlessly, her genuine smile only making her appeal all the more alluring. And when you see her on stage skillfully playing the piano or guitar, you instantly know that music, and the stage, is where she belongs.
If the name Jenny Galt rings a bell, it should. She's a Canadian singer/songwriter best known as one of fifteen finalists from the 2006 Mark Burnett television reality series Rockstar: Supernova. Each night, in front of millions of viewers, Jenny showcased for Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), Gilby Clarke (Guns n' Roses), and Jason Newstead (Metallica) as they searched for a lead singer and front person for their new project.
While she ultimately didn't land the Rockstar Supernova position, it did lead to another high profile gig; touring guitarist/keyboardist for Perry Farrell's new band Satellite Party. She catapulted from a successful audition straight into her first show at the venerable Coachella Festival in 2007, followed by a world tour, then appearing on both the Howard Stern Show and The Late Show with David Letterman.
After the whirlwind exposure and attention that being a TV star brought, followed by a worldwide tour with one of rock's biggest names, Jenny felt as if something was missing. Deciding to leave it all behind and do things on her own, she created her alter-ego: the solo project Army Of Jennys.
When asked where the name came from, Jenny reflects on how she was empowered by the Rockstar experience, realizing that being a front person for a hard rock band isn’t what she wanted out of life any more. She'd much rather create music that’s more intimate, personal, and fulfilling. "I think that we all have an army inside of us and finding that inner army is one of the best, most exhilarating challenges in life," says Jenny. "Army of Jennys became my mantra, my identity, and it carried me forward."
With Army Of Jennys, Galt has left her hard rock edge behind for something much softer and quieter. She's managed to incorporate an almost Parisian influence; creating a classy, sexy, electro-mood, pop sound. Sultry smooth vocals glide over subtle layered melodies, piano ballads graced with beautiful cello textures and pulsing, moody synth-pop rhythms. Her sensual voice rises above dark overtones and fluid downtempo beats, creating an intimate setting poised for a true and lasting connection with her audience.
While writing and recording for her upcoming release with producer Jay Evjen in Vancouver, Jenny somehow found time to work with some other well known Canadian musicians including Todd Kerns (Age Of Electric), Holly McNarland, Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason), Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), and Matthew Good. Not being one to sit still, Jenny has also recently performed on two Canadian Forces military tours, one to Greece and the other to the North Pole, with another tour already in the works.
Never one to fear change, Jenny Galt has taken the challenge of being an independent solo artist head-on. In her exit from the Rockstar show, she promised to move beyond the "safe choices" of the past. And now, three years later, Jenny has done just that. With her new mantra "Living Fearlessly Opens Your World" forever tattooed on her arm as a life reminder, Army Of Jennys has created new territory where pop, lounge and electronica peacefully coexist. And it suits her beautifully.
Jenny Galt is indeed a one-woman army, an Army Of Jennys. Watch for her solo debut release, "Polygraph", to be released sometime soon in 2009.
|Jenny Galt||Keyboards, guitar, vocals||2008-present|