Spring Girlfriends' Getaway Performers - Jully Black & Jarvis Church

Jully Black - Canada's Queen of R&B



From opening for Kanye West in Singapore to being hand picked to perform for the Queen; from performing on the same bill as Celine Dion at the 2012 Jamaica Jazz Fest to being the main act for Canada Day celebrations in London, England, Jully Black has perfected her explosive live performance that showcases her unique and powerful voice as well as her ability to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Jully consistently and effortlessly exceeds expectation, leaving fans inspired, entertained and awe-struck by her commanding yet endearing presence and the ability to create a personal connection with those who witness her in her most favored element – on stage.  She has brought tens of thousands of people to their feet in venues around the world and has received extraordinary reviews from critics and fans alike. A Jully Black performance is without question, an experience like none other.

A force to be reckoned with, this Canadian-born, triple threat (singer/songwriter/performer) loves to share her talents and has an enthusiasm for music that is unparalleled. Her charming attitude and charismatic personality has helped propel her career to reach milestones that most artists struggle to achieve in a lifetime – winning multiple Juno awards, penning songs for the likes of Nas and Destiny’s Child as well as performing along side artists such as Elton John, Etta James, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, and Alicia Keys to name a few. There is no question as to how she has achieved the status of “Canada’s Queen of R&B”, a title given to her by her fans and peers.

Her fourth highly anticipated album, entitled “Made In Canada” has been described as “The New Motown Sound”. Traditionally, Jully is from the school of R&B, with influences like Etta James and Tina Turner. She has combined these sounds with the rhythmic and eclectic musical styling’s of the album’s sole producer YoungPete Alexander from Atlanta, GA. The songs that reside on this album span the music genre spectrum, incorporating elements of Soul, R&B and Reggae. Collectively known as “The Officials”, the two have been able to create a musical masterpiece of which the world can relate.

Jarvis Church of the Philosopher Kings



Jarvis Church can be defined in one word. SOUL. From the beginning of his musical career as the frontman of groundbreaking group the Philosopher Kings, to his career as a successful and sought-after producer (Nelly Furtado, K'Naan), to the solo projects which gave birth to the Jarvis Church moniker – the power of Soul has been present in everything he has done.

Jarvis Church: The Soul Station presents the Sam Cooke Sessions (EMI Music Canada) is the forthcoming album from this Canadian superstar, and the first in a series that will highlight icons of Soul music who have had a major impact on Jarvis. After reading the Sam Cooke biography Dream Boogie, and participating in 2009's "Canada Raves on Motown" - a CBC Radio event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Motown Records, Jarvis was inspired to go into the studio to pay homage to the man considered "the King of Soul", who was also active in the Civil Rights movement and one of the first musicians to start his own music publishing company and record label.

While working on the Sam Cooke tracks, the Soul Station concept was born. The Sam Cooke Sessions is to be the first in a series, as Jarvis celebrates the legendary musicians who have impacted him as an artist. "I feel so honoured to have some of Canada's best musicians including Michael Kaeshammer (piano), Marc Rogers (bass), Davide DiRenzo (drums), Justin Abedin (guitar), Wade O. Brown (vocals) and Chris Rouse (vocals) join me on this tribute to Sam Cooke, we had a blast making this music and this is just the beginning, " said Jarvis.