After leaving all-female Tampa band Kore in 2010, Jax formed her own female band closer to home, so she could better implement her songwriting talents.
The all-female theme quickly took an unusual turn when Jimi Gee asked to audition. Jax and Jimi soon became a strong songwriting duo, their first collaboration, soaring to #1 on the Tampa Bay Music charts. Other collaborations include: Strange, When Joanie Was Fun, In a Crowded Room, When I Do, and CRAFT.
The band withstood a few lineup changes, starting with the departure of bombsell bass player Jenn, who was temporarily replaced by accomplished bassist, Barry Nicholson, then later, by Bri Hays, who ironically is also trangsgender. Then Jimi left suddenly and was replaced by Eric "Erock" Hines. After a few months, Jax pulled the plug, and along with Hines, started a band called Sweet Turbulence with Jill Docking (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dan Stoppiello (bass).
Around the same time, Jax starting co-writing songs with talented singer/songwriter/musician Bud Buckley. After a taste of working on only originals with such a strong and driven writing partner, Jax was hooked. Sweet Turbulence dissolved a year later, but Jax continues to write songs with Buckley, as well as perform together under the name BudaRest. Their songs are being played on radio stations in Europe, Austrailia, and all around the USA. They are currently #1 singer/songwriters on Reverbnation (www.reverbnation.com/BudaRest).
As BudaRest (www.budbuckley.com/budarest), they host a web radio show at www.kdwradio.com, and are currently working on a series of multimedia rock eBooks, incorporating Jax's novels with original BudaRest songs. The title song "Too Much to Remember" is currently #1 at www.musictampabay.com.
To find out how you can be part of the future of music and literature, visit their Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/198465337/rock-musical-ebook-with-budarest-too-much-to-remem-0