Jennifer Hope, Eddie Van Halen and Janie Liszewski Van Halen at the X-Tremities release party Saturday, April 12, 2014 at The Federal in North Hollywood, CA.
Eddie Van Halen is sponsoring the new 3 track EP from indie alternative recording artist Jennifer Hope. Her new EP X-Tremities was released April 8th on all major digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon for download. Physical CDs are available at CDBaby.com. The album was produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Johnette Napolitano, James Blunt).
Jennifer Hope’s bio describes her as “an enigma”. As a musician whose training began in classical music, she has developed a fan base in the alternative pop/rock and goth/ethereal genres. As a singer/songwriter, she somewhat ventures away from traditional song structures, weaving intricate melodies around her deeply personal lyrics. Within the light of her voice and personality, she also explores and exposes the darkness within. An enigma, perhaps, but an artist, no doubt.
Demos of her new songs caught the attention of Eddie Van Halen, who immediately recognized her talent and potential. He stepped forward to sponsor the making of her album Velvet Fire. At the same time, producer Warren Huart had listened to songs that she submitted online and expressed interest in producing the album. With a sponsor, a renowned producer, A-list session players and a professional studio, she had the resources to record her music the way she envisioned it.
Jennifer Hope’s ten track CD, Velvet Fire was released February 2013. In this interview, Jennifer Hope discusses the craft of songwriting, the making of Velvet Fire, and the passion that drives her art.
Creighton Emrick with Eddie Van Halen at the X-Tremities release party Saturday, April 12
The post below was posted by Creighton Emrick on his facebook page:
So, I met this guy last night in North Hollywood. Real friendly guy. Says he plays a little guitar…
*kidding HOLY SH*T, it’s EDDIE FU*KING VAN HALEN!
Eddie sponsored a project for my good friend Jennifer Hope, I helped her out on bass last night for the release party for her EP X-Tremities, produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, Eve 6, The Fray and others).
Congrats on the release, Jennifer Hope!
Thanks again to guitarist Christopher Webb and cellist Taylor Harb for joining us in stage. Great job, guys! And thanks to all the above for having me last night.
(*psst Eddie was super cool.)
Eddie Van Halen, Jennifer Hope, and Brian & Yvonne Perera from Cleopatra Records at the X-Tremities release party.