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Jodi Arlyn is a New York City-based singer/songwriter who believes in the power of a pop song. Her debut album, "Stars up on the Ceiling", is a collection of adult-contemporary pop tunes whose elegant simplicity is sure to resonate with listeners who appreciate clever melodies and memorable lyrical hooks.
The 8-song album was produced by singer/songwriter Adrian Harpham, and features musicians John Deley (Dido, The Weepies) on keys, Robin Macatangay (Morley, Kelli Sae, Holly Palmer) on guitars, Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective, MeShell Ndegeocello) on bass, and Harpham (Amel Larrieux, Robin McKelle, Patti Rothberg) on drums.
Harpham’s lush, creative arrangements pay homage to the classic artistry of Bacharach & David, Brian Wilson, and “Tapestry”-era Carole King, and Arlyn’s voice has been favorably compared to singers Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dusty Springfield, and Barbara Streisand. Singing about the familiar themes of love and loss, Arlyn’s warm sound is playful and comforting. She knows what you’re feeling – she’s been there too – and she encourages you to sing along.
A Massachusetts native, Arlyn has spent the last 17 years in New York City, performing her original material at venues such as NYC’s famed CBGB’s, The Bitter End, and Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Lizard Lounge with many of NYC's most versatile players - On keys: John Deley (Dido, The Weepies), Andrew Sherman. On guitar: John Caban (Planet JABR, Dana Fuchs, Alana Davis), Thad DeBrock (Spring Awakening, Lucy Woodward), Robin Macatangay (Morley, Kelli Sae, Holly Palmer), Steve Walsh (Dana Fuchs, The Weepies, Erasure). On bass, Jeff Allen (Duncan Sheik), Richard Hammond (Debbie Deane, Erasure, Lucy Woodward), Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective, MeShell Ndegeocello), Tony Tino (Gavin DeGraw, Jenny Bruce). On drums, Bill Dobrow (Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright), Ethan Eubanks (Redtime, Juliana Hatfield), Adrian Harpham (Amel Larrieux, Robin McKelle, Patti Rothberg), Rich Kulsar, Rich Mercurio (Jonatha Brooke, Ben E. King).
Arlyn says, "I enjoy listening to artists who amaze me with clever word-play. I love hearing a chord change that drips with emotion and angst and, for lack of a better explanation, feels like a punch in the stomach! As far as my songs go -- well -- although the subject matter often comes from personal experience, I like to think that I'm writing about things that everyone can relate to - unrequited love, anger, embarrassment, lust, happiness. My hope is that you'll hear something that speaks to you and that maybe you'll also "feel the punch"..."