Jonelle Vette is a singer, songwriter and songwriting educator. She has a Professional Music degree from Berklee College of Music, with a focus on Songwriting and vocal performance. She is passionate about teaching the arts for their ability to make us better at life – better self awareness, self expression, connecting with others, building creative confidence and at generating and completing new ideas. She was a founding team-member of Songwork.com – a songwriting education website created by Nashville hit writer Steve Seskin and entrepreneur, Derek Sivers. She has been an enthusiastic volunteer for the LA inner city high school program – WriteGirl, and manages the Stockholm Musicians and Detroit Music Education Meetup groups. Currently Jonelle continues to work with her own music, collaborations with other artists, and teaching lyric writing. Jonelle is available for workshops, artistic and educational collaborations. Please contact her for more information.
“She has great instincts, and guts. She is also a rare individual: a talented and charismatic writer and performer.” – Bonnie Hayes, Producer, BonTone Productions (business partner), Songwriter “Love Letter” and “Have A Heart” were recorded on Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Time” album.
“I’d say she’s right up there with Norah Jones as far as quality of tone. That’s just something you’re born with. I love working with her! “ – Peter A. Barker, Former Head Engineer, Sony Records. Engineer/Producer/Owner, Threshold Sound+Vision (Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, Melissa Etheridge, Death Cab for Cutie…)
“Vette’s music projects a calm confidence…You can sense the country, the torch songs, the Cocteau Twins atmospherics, the distanced/distorted production, and how it all comes together… The combination makes the music and performances …intriguingly timeless to my ears.” -Ned Raggett reviewer for the OC Weekly and the All Music Guide
“Her voice is like the time-traveling purr of Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies meeting the sexual-power and attitude of Deborah Harry. Her ability to craft perfect songs makes her a real, rare force to be reckoned with. I hope we get to make another record someday soon, and can’t wait to hear more of what she comes up with.” – Rob Giles, Producer/Songwriter/Bassist +Singer for the LA-based band, “The Rescues”
Vette has released 3 EPs – Wonderlust, 15 Minutes and Vette; and alt pop singles Repent, Lonely Fighter and The Greatest (a Cat Power cover song). Progressive House DJ, Jaime Alguersuari (SQUIRE), has remixed 2 of her songs (Kisses Goodbye, Lost) with success in the European Progressive House scene. Wonderlust was co-written and produced with performer / songwriter / producer Rob Giles of “The Rescues” & “Circa Zero” and Peter A. Barker (Threshold Sound, Santa Monica). (Giles has written or co-written many songs that have appeared on popular TV shows “One Tree Hill” & “Grey’s Anatomy”). The 15 Minutes EP was co-written and produced with Mark Byers (Markaholic) who has worked with RuPaul, Lord Huron and a movie soundtrack featuring Selena Gomez, among many others).
SONG PLACEMENTS & APPEARANCES
Two songs with Mark Byers (Markaholic) were placed in two major network TV series (ABC’s “Switched at Birth”and CW’s “High Society”). She and her song, “Making You Feel Like a Woman”, were featured in the former AOL Online web series, A Supermodel Stole My Husband. Pat Pattison (Berklee Songwriting professor and author of Writing Better Lyrics) uses her track “Take Me Away” (with Markaholic) as an example in his popular online Coursera class, “Writing the Lyrics”. Ms. Vette has been interviewed for Wisconsin’s 91.1FM The Avenue, Home Grown Spotlight, and has appeared on LA-18’s Mid Day Buzz. She sang on the ultra dance-pop demo, “Fighter”, by Mark Byers (Markaholic), which was selected by ABC for a Dancing with the Stars TV commercial spot. “Fighter” was eventually cut by Icelandic girl pop group, The Charlies.
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