2014 Nominee – Female Vocalist of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards
2014 Nominee – HOT AC Artist of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards
2014 Nominee – HOT AC Album of the Year – 24th Annual LA Music Awards “Sensitive Material”
Joanna Pearl Biography
“I write from the heart and always try to relate to others by writing what I’m feeling. It’s a direct reflection of who I am.” ~ Joanna Pearl
Joanna Pearl is a singer/songwriter with an undeniable passion for music that reflects in her dynamic vocal strength. Her true-to-life songwriting portrays the heart of a woman ranging from independence to vulnerability. When asked about where she gets her inspiration she commented, “I believe songs are a form of storytelling and I always try to convey that in my singing. If I can’t feel it, then I usually won’t do it any justice by trying to sing it.”
Joanna Pearl’s debut EP Sensitive Material (August 2014) was nominated for the 24th Annual LA Music Awards in three categories; Hot AC Artist of the Year, Hot AC Album of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year, winning Hot AC Album of the Year. Also in 2014 she was nominated for Best Pop Artist at the Temecula Valley Music Awards. Critics praised Sensitive Material not only for its musical polish, but also for its lyrical maturity, her sound is described as a mix between Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Soul. Joanna was awarded Reverbnation’s “Featured Artist of the Week” November 11-17, 2014; Ranking: #1 Locally; #75 Nationally; #90 Globally.
Sensitive Material has already received air-play on multiple radio stations, including; Clear Channel’s Q103.3 Temecula Valley’s Rock station, which debuted the single, “Sensitive Material” on the show “Sunday Night Music Meeting”, and is in rotation on 94.5 KMYT. Another single from the album, “Bag It Up”, caught the attention of industry professionals receiving radio air-play on San Diego’s 102.1FM KPRI.
In 2010, Joanna won the Cree Ingles Idol Search Season 8 on YouTube. Joanna was praised for her powerful singing abilities, comparing her cover versions of Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, KT Tunstall and Whitney Houston, as having a voice as-good-as or better than her counter-parts.
In February 2013, Joanna was awarded the “40 Under Forty” achievement by the City of Murrieta and California State Senator, Joel Anderson. In addition, she has placed Top 12 in the Nation during the 2012 and 2013 Singer-Songwriter Competitions at the San Diego County Fair. In the summer of 2013, Joanna embarked on her first regional tour, including having been invited to play the House of Blues San Diego.
Joanna has performed for Olivia Newton-John, Patrick Dempsey, CA Senator Jeff Stone, Maryann Edwards (Mayor of Temecula), Tom Tait (Mayor of Anaheim), Melissa Melendez (State of California Assemblywoman), Rick Gibbs (Mayor of Murrieta) and Judy Chu (Congresswoman). In addition she has opened for Andy Grammer, MC Hammer and Tyrone Wells, including singing the national anthem for LA Galaxy and many other prestigious events.
Joanna is a member of The Recording Academy, Grammy Museum, ASCAP and a founding member of a Songwriting Camp in Orange County, CA. She is also an active humanitarian supporting many charities including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The American Heart Association, Michelle’s Place, Oak Grove Center For Education Treatment & The Arts, Make a Wish Foundation, and many more. During the 2015 Rock Against Human Trafficking’s Grammy After Party, which she is an ambassador of, Joanna performed “Every Kind of People” (Robert Palmer) alongside Andy Fraser who penned the song. Additionally the proceeds of her original song “Whispers In The Wind” (released on iTunes) have been donated to charitable fundraising for breast cancer research, and is featured in “Murphy”, a Hollywood Independent Film, in which she received IMDB credit.