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Most recent release, Heart Beats One (as Johanna, 2015)
She tries out every pop style all the way from Sarah McLachlan to Sheryl Crow to R&B and reggae
Own, occasional covers
Johanna Beekman uses her rich voice to sing the full range of pop flavours. Her first two recordings were under her first name; she now sings under her full name. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
if i could fly is the only one we've heard
See Johanna's site
Recommended for pop fans
Johanna Beekman—vocals, guitar, claps
Brendan DeCoster—lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass (1, 10)
This album has a range of familiar styles, from ballads to lively pop to gospel-based, and reggae-based songs, and Johanna does a good job of bringing them all to life. She has a lovely, rich voice which she knows how to use effectively throughout. My only criticism is that every song was a little too familiar, from the musical variations to the lyrics, starting from the first lines rhyming "kiss" with "abyss". That said, musically this will be just the thing for many Ectophiles—Johanna's many styles may all be familiar but she works these veins well, especially with her evocative, emotional vocals. Recommended for any pop fan. (email@example.com)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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