Born in Lytham-St Annes, Lancashire, Joni Fuller’s first solo performance was made at the Montreux Jazz Festival when she was just twelve years old. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and North America. Known for her high energy, instrument swapping solo performances, Joni combines sublime musicianship with groundbreaking looping techniques to build a wall of sound live on stage.
Featured as an ‘inspirational teenager’ by The Independent and ‘one to watch’ by PRS for Music, Joni is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the Make it Break it Songwriting Contest, judged by Chris Martin and awarded by Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.
Everybody Says So was released on November 27th 2015. There’s a great opening to the song, a kind of Western / surf guitar riff with syncopated clap over strummed guitar chords and the organ adds a great element. There’s a really nice change of feel when the vocals enter. Joni has a superb voice, it’s really smooth with a great passion and edge of angst at times. The song has great changes of feel from a laid back groove in the verses to a more uptempo chord vamp feel in the chorus. I really like the ethos of the song, an excellent passion in kicking back against what everybody else does and tells you to do and instead doing your own thing.
In fact Joni had a very busy 2015, in addition to the release of this single, ‘Letters From The West Coast’ a 4 track EP was released in May and she had a staggering 41 live performances, radio sessions and interviews including BBC Introducing in Lancashire interview and live sessions, 5 performances at Indie Week Canada, Toronto and many other performances including Mofest, Bofest, Threshold and Ronnie Scott’s Bar, London.
What’s also interesting about this song is that is was first made available on Aurovine, a revolutionary platform which utilises the recently launched music industry currency AudioCoin. Aurovine allows music fans to connect and support emerging artists by listening, rating and sharing tracks, earning AudioCoins for both parties which can be exchanged for other currencies, stored in an offline wallet to earn interest or used for transactions on Aurovine and other websites.
Through revolutionary blockchain technology, Aurovine provides super transparent and fair revenue splits to the artist, songwriter and anyone with a tangible stake in the making and promotion/distribution of a record. Even fans can become an integral part of the project with an innovative crowd revenue share feature.
Just three hundred limited edition digital copies of Joni Fuller’s single were made available, featuring two extra specially recorded bonus tracks. Along with an official record of support, these three hundred backers will also get a revenue share of worldwide sales.