The new collaboration of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire: Haunting
voices, distinctive songs.
SCARLETT JANE is one of the most exciting new collaborations in recent
Canadian music - the marriage of the distinctive songs and beautifully haunting
voices of Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire.
And now, Stranger, their debut recording, captures their strength and their
vulnerability, and a progressive roots sound which embodies the raw and candid
demeanor of Lucinda Williams, the moody sensuality of Stevie Nicks and Nick
Cave, and the tender playfulness of Dolly Parton.
Both Andrea and Cindy are road warriors. Andrea has two previous releases behind
her, while Cindy has three - two of them in French, which has given her a following
in both French Canada and Europe.
They met several years ago at a tiny Toronto music venue; their solo careers were
starting to move forward, and they shared a passion for prose, poetry, theatrics.
and songs in minor keys. They liked blues and country, old school soul and
The blend of their voices stopped conversations; their musical sensibilities
interweaved seemingly without effort. Soon, they began collaborating as
songwriters, performing on each other’s shows and singing on each other’s
Picture the Ocean is everything you want it to be and everything you never knew could be. It's an instruction to put your thoughts somewhere else. It's subjective. It's different for everybody. No one pictures it quite the same. It can be as serene as calm water, and as turbulent as a winter storm. Picture the Ocean conjures the entire spectrum , and embodies the same distinction. Simple / complex. Deceivingly complex. Highly visual, highly emotional, and incredibly passionate.
Picture the Ocean is refreshing alt-pop delivered by a powerhouse trio that sounds twice its size.
Formerly known as the group Jesse Dee & Jacquie B (JDJB), Picture the Ocean is the new name for an already well-established act. The new band name marks a departure from a more "roots" style of songwriting typically associated with JDJB, as well as a move towards more involved creative collaboration. A big part of this new fusion of ideas is the addition of full time drummer/vocalist Matt Blackie.
The forthcoming album Picture the Ocean (self-titled), due to be released April 28th 2012, is the follow up to Our Ghosts Will Fill These Walls (Sept. 2011). Very much on the heals of their previous offering, Picture the Ocean is a collection of songs/stories which have developed in the last year of hard touring together. Right from its inception to the recording process at Sound Extractor Studios in Edmonton, AB, it is a truly unique take on rock music that will leave you wondering where on earth this band came from.