Bands

Dana & The Joanis (2018-present)

BIO:  Dana Perry is a powerhouse vocalist and rhythm guitar player, with poignant original songs of an evolutionary folk rock variety. A songwriter/performer/producer making waves in the regional scene, her songs and live performances linger in the spirit for long after they’re over.

One of the hardest working recording and live musicians around, and a favorite in the local Madison music scene, Jenna “The Joanis” provides smooth grooves on multiple live and recording projects. Playing drums, percussion, guitar and bass with some of Madison’s favorite bands and artists; her mighty sounds echo throughout the mid-west music scene.

Collectively, they’ve been involved in multiple multi-award winning bands and recordings, and have played countless shows around the area over the last 5 years. Together they are Dana & The Joanis; providing infectious musical mojo to fuel the spirit, and keepin’ it regular.

“Heartfelt songwriting coupled with intelligent percussion & vocals that can move the soul…”  –Kelly Hepper, Soul Doctors

“My favorite musical duo! Dana’s lyrics are majestic and The Joanis is always in the pocket!!!”  –Cooper Talbot, host of Her Infinite Variety on 89.9FM WORT

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SHESHE (2013-2017)

BIO: Folk-Rock band SHESHE has been a Madison favorite since 2013. A power trio with the force of a band with twice their numbers, their sound is original and explosive. Since their formation, SHESHE has played countless shows and festivals around Wisconsin and surrounding areas, and received several nominations for the Madison Area Music Awards; in 2015 they took home the award for Unique Performer of the Year. With upbeat guitar grooves, shredding violin solos, and mesmerizing vocal harmonies; this group is INTENSE!  

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Featured in Project Famous Magazine (November 2014)

Featured in Maximum Ink Magazine (November 2014)

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Imaginary Watermelon (2015-2018)

Imaginary Watermelon is a heart-pumping alternative folk-rock band based in Madison, WI. It is comprised of stellar musicians plucked from some of Madison’s favorite bands; a 4-piece with collectively decades of experience in the fine Art of rockitude. Since their formation in January 2015, they’ve been developing a foundation in Madison and the surrounding mid-west. They recently received 6 nominations at the 2017 Madison Area Music Association Awards, taking home the award for Best New Artist and playing as a featured musical guest. In June of 2017, Imaginary Watermelon released their debut full-length album, Swimming in Potential. With powerhouse vocals, poignant lyrics, screaming guitar licks, and an effortless groove: this mighty 4-piece puts on a stellar show that gives the right kind of buzz.

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“Imaginary Watermelon have a lot of momentum going and there is an energy and a buzz about them.  …there is a lot of potential here and enough talent to allow them to really stretch their wings…”  – Rick Tvedt, Local Sounds Magazine 2017


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