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Jacklyn Paulette (Jackie Rocks) / Bio

Jacklyn Partida is a Santa Cruz based guitar player, vocalist and songwriter who began singing at the age of three, took up the guitar at age 10, was quickly bestowed the name Jackie Rocks by some college students at UC Berkeley, and at age eleven, formed her first band and began composing original material. Her playing style is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix with the addition of some modern guitar techniques, inspired by Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold, Daron Malakian of System of a Down and Jade Puget of AFI . While influenced vocally by Linda Ronstadt and Ann Wilson of Heart, her songwriting influences are a mixture of punk, rock and heavy metal artists. By the age of 15, Jackie secured her first endorsement with the Daisy Rock Guitar Company, and her band began opening for some of the more established bands in the Santa Cruz area eventually becoming a headliner in its own right. Her original song Clone, was the winning entry in a contest sponsored by Seventeen Magazine and Converse Shows, who were looking for the next big female fronted band. She was also a featured musician during Winter NAMM 2011 for Daisy Rock Guitars Now 18, Jackie's accomplishments with her band include several performances at Candlestick Park for the 49ers football team; being named one of the top ten high school Bands in the country by National Record Store Day in 2010; first place in Northern California's School of Rock Battle of The Bay; an endorsement with Brace Audio; and having one of her songs chosen for an independent short film called waDaubi, produced by GeckoBlue Entertainment.
She was a vocalist with the Kuumbwa Jazz Honors band and was a guitar player/singer for her high school jazz band at Pacific Collegiate School. She recently made her debut as a guitarist, performing with an orchestra, at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Hidden World of Girls, July 28 & 29, 2012. In December, 2012, she currently being featured on the show - You Play Like A Girl - on Vevo.com

Shows:
Performed over 400 shows including:
•Performance at Winter NAMM 2011 for Daisy Rock Guitars
•Multiple performances at Candlestick Park for the San Francisco 49ers games and events
•Performed at the "Rock The Runway" fashion show in Philadelphia for Seventeen Magazine and Converse Shoes

Airplay:
•Original Songs My Own World and Haunted were aired on the award winning UIC Chicago
•KSCU 103.3 F.M Santa Clara State University on “Beyond the Realms of Metal”.
•San Jose State University - Top Ten Playlist for 80.5 KSJS “Norcal Unleashed”
•Live performance & interview at UC Berkeley's KALX 90.7 hosted by Mark Langan
•KALX 90.7 FM UC Berkeley - Featured band on "The Next Big Thing" radio show
• Live Performance on KDON 102.5

Accomplishments:
Sponsored by Daisy Rock Guitars
Featured in the Daisy Rock Guitars 2011 & 2012 catalog
Featured on Vevo.com (video platform for major record labels) You play like a girl - December 2012
Performance as a soloists for The Cabrillo Music Festival working with four time Emmy Award winning composer Laura
Karpman and three other female composers in a project called Hidden World of Girls, in collaboration with the Kitchen Sisters,
supported by NPR (National Public Radio)
Featured on Daisy Rock Guitars Store Displays At Guitar Centers Across The Country (spring/summer 2011)
Sponsorship with Brace Audio Wireless Units
Winner of Seventeen Magazine & Converse Shoe's contest as potential breakout artist (judged contest)
Chosen by National Record Store Day as one of the top ten high school bands in the country; original song, "Haunted", is the
lead track on the vinyl album compilation released across the US in the spring of 2010
1st place in Northern California's Battle of the Bay 2011, 2nd place in 2010 (judged contest, sponsored by San Mateo School of
Rock)
Second place finalists for Your Music Magazine’s 2011 Music Olympics
Two time Silver Medal Winner in Your Music Magazine’s Vocal Competition - Second Place to James Durbin (American Idol top
four 2011) at the age of 14 in 2009
Silver and Bronze Winner in the Your Music Magazine Guitar competition at the age of 14 & 16
Gold Medal Winner of Your Music Magazine’ Favorite Pick CD 2010
Top 40 charts on Ourstage.com at #34 in Punk for the song Angels in Heaven (recorded when the band members were 13 years
old) - Sept. 2011
Top 40 charts on Ourstage.com for Hard Rock Video for the song My Own World - December 2010

General Info

Band Members
Jackie Partida: Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals, De'Andre Warren: Bass/Vocals, Greg Brock
Artist Name
Jacklyn Paulette (Jackie Rocks)
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jackierocks
Active Since
08/10
Genres
Rock / Hard Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Location
Santa Cruz, CA

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