Hi! I’m Justine and I am a singer/songwriter from Southern California. In my sets, I play a blend of originals and covers. My covers range from Ariana Grande, Lana del Rey, and Lorde, to The Pretenders, Blondie, and Echo & the Bunnymen. If I were to label my original music, I would say it’s pop in rock clothing. Whenever I play acoustic sets, I get compared to Joni Mitchell, whose music I love.
My specialty is private concerts.
If you give me advance notice, I can tailor my set to your event, whether you and your guests prefer more covers than originals, an emphasis on your favorite genre of music, more or less audience interaction, etc.
I look forward to working with you!
One word to describe Justine, "Amazing!" You are truly a talented singer/songwriter and you have such a sweet personality. Your voice is beautiful! Thank you for performing at my husband's birthday celebration. All my guests raved about you and thoroughly enjoyed the mini concert in my backyard. It was a night that we will never forget!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
I have up to 3 hours of performance material and can customize my set to your event (like if you prefer more covers than originals, more upbeat songs than slow, blocks of performance time rather than playing straight through, or any song requests.) I will bring my own sound equipment and can even provide power if requested. I will interact with the audience as much as you like! And if you so desire, depending on the event, we all could end up in a sing-along. (It's happened before!)
A performer since the age of 5, I have been through many shifts in my career. All of them have informed who I am today. I started singing from a really young age, when my favorite songs were the kinds other people had written. I loved musicals. I loved Hillary Duff. I had visions of myself befitted in pink, a total pop star. Then I turned 13 and started learning guitar. I discovered Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon. My music started to shift into something more thoughtful. Now 23, over the course of ten years, I slowly discovered my favorite bands, most of whom came out of the punk movement of 70s New York, and the English pop gods like Tears For Fears who influenced so much of the 80s. These artists inspired me to start a band of my own, so I did. It's called Precious Kid. We play loud, bombastic rock shows, and I love them, but that doesn't mean I'll stop loving what I do through GigSalad: playing acoustic guitar and singing my favorite songs for people. For me, GigSalad offers more than a gig. It offers the unique opportunity to connect with strangers in the middle of their lives. I'm a small part of their weddings, their birthday parties. I'm there when they are surrounded by the people they love. It's kind of a beautiful experience. And I'd love to share that experience with you.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring with me a simple Bose or Fender PA - my Bose unit is good for smaller crowds, the Fender for bigger ones. I set this up all myself, along with a microphone and stand. All I require from you is an easily accessible power source. Depending on the requirements of your event, I can also add band members for an additional fee. I am also willing to learn a specially requested song or three!
I am new to Gig Salad but not to performing Private Bookings:
-"Justine with her magical warm voice and unique performance, transformed our party to an amazing unforgettable event." Joseph -Shiva D, Beverly Hills, CA
"Justine played at our corporate event and we could not have been more pleased. Our guests were impressed and loved her. She's extremely professional, poised and a beautifully gifted writer and singer. I would welcome any opportunity to work with her again and highly recommend her. Don't miss out on this rising star! Book her now!" -Alicia W, Los Angeles, CA
-"Was a wonderful experience !!!! We all enjoyed every minute also she a absolute beautiful sweet person we will be hiring again very soon for our holiday party I hope!!! Thanks again" -Monica M, Santa Clarita, CA
-"We can't say enough about the lovely Justine. Not only were we impressed but so were our guests. Book her soon because it won't be long before her career takes off. We have one guest who will be booking her for a party in April and Im trying to find any and all oppurtunities to have her perform for us again. She is a tremendous songwriter who is well beyond her years. Her interaction with the children at our party was touching." -Dawn J, Simi Valley, CA
Past Booked Events
|January 24, 2015||Birthday Party|
|October 18, 2014||Private Party|
|August 06, 2014||Bar/Lounge|
This is my complete set list. I am learning new songs all the time so this can change!
1. Thank u next/Ariana Grande
4. Anticipation/Carly Simon
5. You're So Vain/Carly Simon
6. Just Like Heaven/Cure
7. Do I Wanna Know/Arctic Monkeys
8. Manic Monday/The Bangles
9. Thirteen/Big Star
11. Just What I Needed/The Cars
12. Linger/The Cranberries
13. The Killing Moon/Echo and the Bunnymen
14. Our Lips Are Sealed/The Go Gos
15. Slow Burn/Kacey Musgraves
16. Shallow/Lady Gaga + Bradley Cooper
17. Video Games/Lana del Rey
18. Brooklyn Baby/Lana del Rey
19. Mariners Apartment Complex/Lana del Rey
21. Is This It?/The Strokes
22. These Boots Are Made For Walkin/Nancy Sinatra
23. Losing My Religion/REM
24. Zero/Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
25. This Must Be the Place/Talking Heads
26. Delicate/Taylor Swift
27. Imagine/John Lennon
28. Fade Into You/Mazzy Star
29. Chocolate/The 1975’s
30. Brass In Pocket/The Pretenders
31. It's My Life/Talk Talk
32. It's Not Living If It's Not With You/The 1975
33. Somebody Else/The 1975
34. Landslide/Stevie Nicks
35. Dreams/Fleetwood Mac
37. Was It Worth the Love Song/Original
38. Dirty Disposition/Original
39. Back of the Neck/Original
40. Ur Baby/Original
41. Head Gonna Hurt/Original
43. Get With the Program/Original
Influences & Inspiration
Tears For Fears
Lana del Rey
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Just need a readily available power outlet!
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