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Miss Jack Davey, J*DaVeY.

How would you describe your music?

it's an eclectic fusion of a few different types of music, with Hip-Hop as the foundation. it has a lot of electronic, new wave, & psychedelic undertones.

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

my partner & i play an equal role in the band's business & marketing, & we are assisted by major management & our label in that area. i am the front person, so not only am i singing all of the song's but i am writing them as well. i also assist with a bit of the production, although i don't play any instruments.

Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

of course there's a difference. sometimes a strong & self-aware female artist is intimidating & often cast aside because men in this industry may find it a bit easier to deal with passive women. we're sexually demoralized, so even the strongest female artists have an over-sexualized image thus painting the picture that a woman's power is solely in her vagina. this industry isn't ready to deal with a straightforward, strong minded, & self-aware female who doesn't have to sexually demoralize herself to get her way. this difference is made clear to me everyday, all i have to do is turn on the television or flip through the magazines.

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

earlier generations of women musicians seemed stronger & a bit more inventive than female artists of today. you had strong performers like tina turner who was the queen of outlandish costumes & performances, an early genre bender who really took chances. women like grace jones, annie lennox, grace slick, dale bozzio--strong women who's art relied on a boldness that far surpassed their sex. their strong essence was the sexy thing, not their sexy outfit & dirty lyrics.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

someone once told me to always stick my guns. i'd say the same. always assert yourself. always show them who you really are. never let em see you sweat.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

My voice has a unique thing about it, & lyrically i always felt like i had something strong to say. I started off as a rapper & hated my singing voice, but other people would hear me sing & suggest that i do it more often.

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