JOI VEER BIOGRAPHY Silence and space will flurry into controlled mayhem like a whisper to a scream... ~ Joi Veer Joi has many musical influences, from early favorites such as Peter Gabriel, Graham Parker, U2, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, John Lennon, Petula Clark and James Taylor to the brilliance of Alanis Morissette, Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam, Live, Soundgarden, Jeff Buckley, Dave Matthews and Coldplay. Joi Veer's new CD, "PEARL DIVING" features 14 of his most dynamic songs that are naturals for dramatic film, reality television and sports events. Among the numerous music placements are ABC's "Men In Trees," CBS's 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' "American Idol Rewind," "Food Challenge," "Biography," and TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras." These tracks were used extensively, along with many from the "UNSUNG" and "ON" collections, in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Also, his song "Lost" received airplay in the NY area. He teamed up with renowned producer, Armand John Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, Six Pence None The Richer, 10,000 Maniacs) who helped craft these recordings. In addition, Chuck Burgi, an accomplished drummer (Hall & Oates, Movin' Out) produced 2 tracks. ARTIST PROFILE It is the song that drives this artist. Never bound by "formula", Joi's style has exploded through his gravitation to the guitar as his main songwriting tool. His drumming background has given him a keen awareness of rhythm and percussion that bubbles beneath his signature vocals delivering waves of fluid melody. There is a splash of "world beat" flavor countering and fusing the ever-present electric and acoustic guitars. The human experience is his most fascinating palette. The interaction and perspective of people are the substance of his lyrics which are woven through the fabric of infectious melodies. Whether a simple statement of emotion or a testimonial to Joi's life experiences, the result is a brutally honest song written and delivered with conviction as an extension of himself. Joi constantly dares and re-defines his artistic license. His songs are conceptually, lyrically and musically engaging in their dynamics.