“Jocelyn & Chris Arndt OWNED the stage with inferno-like intensity… (think Amy Winehouse X Janis Joplin X Fiona Apple)”
– Edge Television Network, Hollywood California

“She can move from whisper to yell in one phrase without missing a note. The band is aggressive, tight, and very strong… The band never stays still, nor does Jocelyn, but they also never lose the audience.”
– David Singer / The Daily Gazette

“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60ʼs rock records and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.”
– The New York Scene Report

 

I’ll be straight with you. Thirteen years ago, we had no clue we’d be where we are today.

We were in our parents’ living room, taking turns practicing the instruments we’d just started to learn. What we lacked in skill we made up for in enthusiasm. Two kids, excited to pick up something new, covering “Stairway to Heaven” at local talent shows and playing anywhere we could find permission and a power outlet. But it never crossed our mind that our love of music could be a career.

Amazing how things change, isn’t it?

And as things changed, so did we. The living room began to fill up with instruments. Our minds began to fill up with ideas for original songs. We studied hard, and were rewarded with new CDs and trips to the music store.

A few years later, and I was looking at an acceptance letter and a scholarship to Harvard University (spoiler: Chris would end up going to Harvard, too.). If anything was going to end the music thing for good, it would be that, right? We had one last show at the county fair, and then back to the books. But music has a funny way of holding on to us, and you never know who’s listening. That night, it was the couple in the back with the giving hearts and the beautiful recording studio. We inked a development deal with David and Anna Bourgeois at Bridge Road Entertainment on my 18th birthday. And then man, did things REALLY change.

Fast forward 4 years. We’ve recorded 5 releases with incredible guest players like G. Love and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis. We’ve developed an authentic retro-rock style that gives the sounds we grew up on a millennial twist. Since the release of our debut full-length “Edges,” our radio footprint has grown dramatically. Our current album “Go” held the #2 position on the Relix Jamband Top 30 for three consecutive months, and our current single “Ready Steady Go” was Billboard’s #4 most added track to AAA radio in its first week.

If somebody would pinch me, that would be great.

Together with our band, we’ve logged performances across the country, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, CMJ, and Milwaukee Summerfest. We’ve played hallowed stages like The Birchmere, The Viper Room, and The Bitter End. We’ve provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, The Gin Blossoms, and many others.

5 releases. 4 years touring the country. Airplay on over 200 radio stations nationwide. 2 Harvard degrees. No sleep. Countless broken strings. One dream, thirteen years in the making.

So that’s who we are. All in, full throttle, no holds barred.

So, what do you say? See you at the next show?

 

Complete Press Pack Available Upon Request: news@jocelynandchrismusic.com

 

Recent press includes: Relix Magazine, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Baeble, Glide Magazine, The 405, and more than 100 other publications.

Recent performances include: The Viper Room in Hollywood, Jergel’s in Pittsburgh, Sundance Film Festival in Park City UT, The Howard Theater in Washington DC, Larimer Lounge in Denver, Port City Music Hall in Portland ME, Dickson Street Pub in Fayetteville AR, Hard Rock Cafe in Memphis, Sand Dollar in Las Vegas, Summerfest in Milwaukee, The Bitter End NYC, The Middle East in Boston, The Blind Pig in Austin TX, Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Preservation Pub in Knoxville TN, CMJ Music Festival NYC, Mondo Music Festival NYC, Harborfest Oswego NY, Mountain Jam in Woodstock NY, Morley Hall in Ocean City MD, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, Garcias in Port Chester NY, Dogfishhead in Rehoboth Beach DE, Aztec Brewing in Vista CA, Sticky Fingerz in Little Rock, Higher Ground in Burlington VT, Knuckleheads in Kansas City, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Black Bear festival in Chatsworth GA, Clyde’s in Chattanooga TN, The Slipper Room NYC, The Hollow in Albany NY, San Jac Saloon in Austin TX, Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville TN, The Hard Rock in Myrtle Beach, Martin’s in Roanoke VA, The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA, The Delancey NYC, Pianos NYC, Arlene’s NYC, Dr. Oz Health Corps Gala NYC, Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin TX, Open Chord in Knoxville TN, The Birchmere in Alexandria VA, Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY, Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD, Daryl’s House in Pawling NY, Stella Blues Bar in CT, WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, Funktoberfest in LA

Direct Support includes: Delta Rae, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Marc Cohn, Rick Derringer, Orleans, Denis DeYoung, Monophonics, Pat McGee, Sunny Sweeney, Here Come the Mummies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, multiple pending for 2017.

Live press performances include: Relix Magazine, Baeble Magazine, Huffington Post, Cheddar Life, The Daily Mail, iHeart Radio Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge, The Booth, The Gunz Show, numerous others.