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Jocelyn Greenwood from Jets Overhead

How would you describe your music?

Melodic rock with an ambient groove.

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

We all take creative roles in our band as well as have a hand in the business side as we run our own label in Canada. My strength lies in my musical background, having played many different styles of music in the past I can bring a new perspective.

Describe your gear.

"1978 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Ampeg SVT classic head Ampeg SVT 8x10 cab A couple of cool pedals"

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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?

As far as making music and being creative no I don't think there is a difference. As far as how you are perceived by press, fans, etc then yes there is. Show business can have it's shallow sides! Whether it's a flattering comment or a criticism due to the fact you're a women both feel a bit unnerving and should probably be ignore.

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

Not really. Obviously the ability for women to have a louder voice and be recognized professionally has greatly improved but I think the women themselves hold the same key qualities that comes out in their music.

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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?

I think the best advice I have gotten and can give is just be yourself...that will always lead to success. Don't type cast yourself into what people expect, don't do anything you don't feel fits and don't be afraid to go for it.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I studied classical guitar because I love the instrument then I fell into playing bass originally due to a lack of bass players. I love the sound and what you can do both rhythmically and tonally with bass.

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